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Dear Lord God, we cry out to you on behalf of _ who is overwhelmed with thoughts of death. God of hope, please replace all thoughts of suicide and despair with thoughts of faith, joy and peace. Please shine your light in the darkness and give your strength to _. Please send your Holy Spirit to hold and comfort - and bring others who will help _ right away. In Jesus’ name, Amen

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would ahve told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:1-3)

“May the God of all hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
(Romans 15:13)

For Parents of Son who has taken his life
Dear Lord Jesus - You are Immanuel. YOU, the holy, wise, perfect, loving Maker of the Universe are with us. Not far off, not disinterested, but right here WITH us! Lord God, You are with US - broken people in a broken world, full of sin, selfishness, and suffering- yet you have entered into our brokenness to bring life and hope. Thank you. Please, Immanuel, be with __. Please wrap your loving arms around __. Let Your Presence be so very real right now. Surround _ with your peace. Help __ to surrender _ son - and all of _ pain and guilt and regrets and if-onlys to you. Thank you, Lord, that you are willing to carry our pain and our sorrows. Thank you, Jesus, that you rose from the dead to give us hope and light in the midst of our darkest nights. Please give _ your strength and wisdom and Pour out your grace and peace upon their whole family. May somehow this tragedy become a platform for your glory to be displayed. In Your strong and powerful and loving name, Amen