The Christian prayer life can sometimes feel stale. It doesn’t mean your faith is weak, or that you’re doing something wrong—so don’t get hung up on it! It just happens. But if you want to connect with God and don’t know how to pray, or simply don’t feel like praying…then these everyday prayers are for you. 


How Can I Pray in the Hospital?

Written by McKenzie Sasser, Johnson University

A hospital waiting room is one of the scariest places to be. Sitting on a chair; frozen in anxiety. Gathered around while waiting to hear from doctors what’s going on with your loved one. Overthinking the endless possibilities of the news. Trying to wrap your head around the little information the doctors have given, but not understanding the medical terminology… then googling the terminology which ends up causing more harm than good. Questions come flooding in around God’s hand in this:

“How is this fair?”

“They don’t deserve this hurt.”

“Why is this happening?” 

“What if they don’t make it?”

But God doesn’t mind our questions. In fact, he invites them in; fully understanding our ache and anger towards pain, illness, and loss more than anyone. He desired life to be different too, but sin took over. Despite these circumstances, He has a perfect plan for us. Pain can demonstrate his sweetness and redeeming power, in this life or the next.  God sits high and enthroned over everything, viewing the full story He is writing as the author of our lives. While we may be taken by surprise sitting in the hospital waiting room, God is not. He has the book of our lives sitting open, and while he’s grieving with us in this tough chapter, he’s also smiling at the last page, where the happiest ending is written.

“The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever. The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace” (Psalm 29:10-11).

A Prayer for the Hospital Waiting Room

Author, Giver of life, Redeemer, King over everything, meet me in my fear and anxiety of what is to come. Remind me of your good and perfect will for my life and those around me that I cannot see from my human perspective. Intervene on my anxious thoughts when they’re too heavy for me to carry on my own. Take away my anger and frustration, and remind me of your goodness and sacrificial love. Bring me peace with whatever news the doctors may come out to share. May healing come through your will and not mine. Amen.


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