O God, the Strength of Your People, we bring our dear one to You who has been ill for a long time and growing discouraged in this fight. Renew their heart and help them persist in the prayer of perseverance – to keep asking, keep seeking, keep knocking as You told us to do. Lord, please relieve our dear one’s distress, show them grace, and hear their prayer. Shine the light of Your face on our dear one. Amen.