'Lord Jesus, although I wonder at times, "why me?" or "why is this happening?", I know I may not get those answers on this side of heaven. But I do know that you are God, a loving and compassionate God, who loves me and is always there for me. I know through this horrific experience I have met a community of friends that share my journey. They encourage me, pray for me, and check up on me weekly. I value there friendship and am blessed to know them.
I lift up all of them right now, the ones I know and the ones I don't. This disease takes so much from us, that I pray God that you give us a continued strength to fight for our health back. I pray for relief from the multitude of symptoms that can come and go. I pray that they have people in their life that helps them feel less alone in their pain.
I pray that their family and friends can try to understand and support them in the ways that they need. I pray Lord, that through this illness, they can grow closer to you and one day be free of this disease. Amen.'