a short prayer for a sick family member (such as an ill mom or dad) or friend:-
Short Thanksgiving Prayer
Lord, thank you for walking with us through the seasons of our lives.
For the winter, when we are held safe in your arms through the darkness.
For the hope of spring, as we are filled with new promise and life.
For summer time, full of warmth and colour
And for autumn days as leaves fall to seed new growth.
You are always with us.
(a short prayer of thanksgiving from www.lords-prayer-words.com)