When I was a boy, a very kindly nun taught me something. She told me that we could ask people to pray for something, even if we didn't want to say out loud what it was. She called it a "Special Intention" and that when we asked people to pray for that Special Intention, God would know what it was.
Most people who know me, whether through this blog or in my life know that I haven't completely surrendered my boyhood. And it's that part of me that's going to ask a favor. A friend of mine is having some trouble at the time being. She's someone who will never truly understand how she has come to brighten many a day in my life, and that's ok. I know it.
As I grew from boy to man, I sometimes questioned God's wisdom, His decisions, His way of doing things. But recently, thanks to two other very good friends, I've found my way back to the relationship I had with God when I was a boy. I know that He will make this situation right, but as the nun told me, He might have to be reminded of the importance of this intention through the power of many sincere prayers offered on behalf of that intention.
I have an immense respect for this woman, and part of that is the respect of her privacy, which makes this request one for a "Special Intention." Please take a moment when you have one, and add your prayer for this request. The world needs her goodness for a long time to come, and I know this will be right in the end, with the help of those prayers. So please, I'd really appreciate it.
I want my friend to be ok.