“Thanks Rick. I probably shouldn’t be driving right now. I’m too upset about what happened to Misty,” said Lloyd gratefully. “If you and Sasha weren’t technically still on your first date I would say that you’d make a great son-in-law.”
After Lloyd said this they all broke out in laughter. It was a great release for their collective built up stress, anxiety and fear. However, for Lloyd it also increased the pain from his broken nose.
“I’m really scared, guys. The only speech from Misty was gibberish,” said Lloyd.
“We all are. All we can do now is wait,” said Rick, choking back tears.
“We could pray for her,” said Sasha. “I believe in God and you told me that you do too Rick.”
“I’m kind of an agnostic myself,” Lloyd offered, but I’d be more than willing to pray for Misty to get better.
“I’d like to, too,” said Rick.
“We’re all in agreement then,” said Sasha hopefully. “ Dad, pull over to the side of the road and we’ll all say a quick prayer for Misty. I know how to pray for healing. I’ve my mom pray for people to get healed many times.”
Lloyd pulled the van over to the side of the highway.
“First let’s all hold hands,” said Misty taking the lead. “We need to all be in agreement when we pray. Okay, I’ll start praying,”Heavenly father, we hold up our sister, Misty to you. We ask you to pour your great love and compassion upon her. It says in your Word that ‘By your stripes we are healed.’ We ask you now to say the Word so that Misty will be healed. I know that physical healing is part of the atonement so we ask that you supernaturally restore Misty to full health. We ask this in total faith and agreement. In Jesus name, Amen.”
Lloyd and Rick both said, ‘Amen’ in unison.
“Wow, where did you learn to pray like that, Sasha?” asked her dad.
“ From watching Mom. She’s also taken me to some charismatic healing services,” Sasha.
“What’s a charismatic healing service?” asked Rick.
“Let’ all get back in the van and I’ll explain it,” said Sasha.
They all got back I the van with Rick once again moving into the driver’s seat. For a few minutes there was silence and a strange feeling of peace in the van.