A Prayer for Bryan

We must lay before Him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.

C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer, chap. 4, para. 15, p. 22.

If you’ve been a visitor to Broken Believers blog for very long, you may have notice a drop off in the number of posts over the past year. You may have attributed it to COVID-19. I mean, really, can’t we blame a lot of things on the uncertainty of this pandemic? But that’s not the reason posting has dropped off.

The main reason is that Bryan Lowe, the trusted servant of God who started this blog and has kept it going for so long, has experienced some serious health issues. He is currently in Colorado, where for the past five months he has been undergoing much testing and treatment, but no answers yet. He has lost far more weight than he should and is having trouble gaining it back.

Bryan longs to return to Alaska, his favorite place to be, with the exception of being in the presence of the Lord. I think Alaska is the closest place to heaven on this earth for him.

And so I am helping out around here to keep Broken Believers Blog going. I’ll be posting more than I have in the past. I hope what I post will be a blessing. But the first order of business is a prayer for Bryan. I know he appreciates all the prayer he can get, because he knows God honors our prayers when we lay before Him what is in us.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father,

I lift up to You Bryan, Your dear son and loyal servant. You know exactly what is going on in his body and in his mind. I pray for Your healing touch, for Your comfort and peace, and for Your wisdom for the doctors treating him. Lord, help him to gain weight and to feel well again. Return Bryan to his home in Alaska with a refreshed spirit and strength to continue to serve You in whatever way You are calling him to do.

In the meantime, Lord, give Bryan rest for his body and rest for his soul. Help him to draw closer to You, Jesus, and feel Your very real presence. Lead him in paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake. Make him to lie down in peaceful pastures and restore his soul. Let him truly know that this time of illness has not been wasted but is being and will be used by You for Your glory and his good.

I ask all these things in the precious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, amen.

Your Prayers

I hope that you will join me in praying for Bryan. I know over the years he has faithfully prayed for many of you and continues to do so. He has a heart to serve, but serving is difficult when illness strikes. Please pray that he has peace. If you would like to post your prayer in the comments, I know he would be blessed.

Published by Linda L. Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I write candid memoir and fearless poetry, and delve into hard issues others tend to avoid. I want others to know God’s redemption and healing are just a story away.

19 thoughts on “A Prayer for Bryan

  1. Missed this in my emails, sorry I’m just now seeing it. Bryan’s posts have ministered so sweetly over the years. Praying Gods Peace and Healing over him.

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  2. Lord, I bring my brother before you. He’s very known by you although new to me. Bless him. Encourage and keep both him and his family. Restore Lord what the enemy desires to take – his passion, his hope, his body, and his thoughts. Keep him safe and share your heart with him all the more as he rests in you. Give him the ability to rest, and may he sense your heartbeat and hear your song being sung over him. War on his behalf and may he know that swords clash and angels battle on his behalf in heavenly realms. Honor him Lord as he continues to serve you in ways he would prefer to bypass, and may he sense your deepest pleasure as you look upon him and collect his tears. Bless him, dear Lord, as you have and will continue to do. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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  3. Father God,
    Please heal Bryan physically and emotionally. Wrap Your arms tightly around, assuring him of Your love and care for him. Grant his doctors’ wisdom to find out what’s wrong. Encourage him during this time, and if You are willing, allow him to return to Alaska. Thank You for using him to minister to people. He has to me.Your strength is made perfect in our weakness.
    In Jesus’s name, amen

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  4. Linda, Thank you so much for updating all of us who have follow you and Brian on this blog for some time now. You two have always shared honestly and openly from your heart and it has helped and bless us tremendously. I feel priviledged to pray for Brian.

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  5. Oh! How this comes and touches my heart deeply!
    Yes I will pray for you Brian 🙏 and also for you Linda to continue the blessings that Brian has shared to all of us for many years now!
    Thank you Brian because you have been a blessing for me.
    When I found your blog, I was in deep despair and with my ups and downs I still find myself again in deep despair.
    I am telling you this because when I read your story, that of course touched me very much,well it helped me to feel that I am not alone. I felt understood threw your testimony.
    Brian all that you have went through, which is alot, I know that Jesus was at your side all the way threw and kept you,and you kept Jesus in your ❤.
    I also through your blog, I was able to write to other people and read there stories,and there sufferings,and I was able too,to write about my struggles with mental illness.
    I was so mixed up with what was going on with me because my GUILT AND SHAME, and also what some people have told me that my problem is between me and God! ( That was very scary for me to hear this)
    Brian, you did alot of good to me threw yours blogs and surely for many other sisters and brothers in Christ

    Thank you for your prayers and now it is to us to pray ,with all of our hearts,for you Brian!
    Thank you for being to me a blessing. You are a light of sunshine to me.
    May the Lord lift you up and heal you.
    May the blessings of the Lord be upon you and give you His peace.

    Thank you Linda for being there for Brian and for all of us.
    May the Lord give you His wisdom,peace, and His joy!

    God Bless you!

    Tina Morneau

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  6. Lifting him up to God’s Throne of Mercy. He is a Blessing for us, and you are too, Linda. God will visit Bryan according to his need. Thank you for sharing this.

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  7. I have so appreciated Bryan and “Broken Believers “ since finding the website! Yes I will pray for this brother in Christ and servant to the “least of these my brethren!”

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