God, thank You for being with us right now and always. We confess that we don’t understand why things happen the way they do. We don’t understand why illness comes into our lives, but we do know that You walk every path of life with us. Remind Stephen that You are walking with him right now. Remind him that You love him, no matter what. Forgive his sins, and calm his spirit as he crosses over to live in eternity with You. I also pray for Stephen´s family. Give them Your strength as they stay by his side. God, we thank You that You never leave us, that You never forsake us, but that You love us. We trust You, and pray this in Your name. Amen.