Then I remembered I had already written a small prayer, for my self-published Busy Person's Prayer Book, for such a moment. I found it and guess what? It's exactly what I right now. I'll share it here, in case someone else has a similar need tonight.
When I’ve Promised to Pray for Someone
I promised to pray for someone’s needs
Please hear the prayer that’s in my heart
Please send the help this person needs
And your love and mercy, please impart.
(c) Evelyn Mayfield
Sweet Jesus, this little prayer says what I feel. Please help this friend, and everyone on my prayer list, with whatever they need to get through this night, and over the days and weeks to come.