You know, there's certainly nothing wrong with praying for our sick loved ones. Some illnesses can and will be overcome the result of the right medication, through necessary surgeries, proper rehab, etc., to include our Lord can and often does honor our prayer request for healing. Have you ever stopped to think that while we might languish for the healing of a loved one their passing is the ultimate healing? That is, of course, if they are believers. I think it very possible that while we languish for a loved one it's often the result of our selfishness. None of us are ready to die today but then again..., who would not want to be ushered into paradise? And who among us would really not want one of our loved ones to open their eyes in paradise. By what authority do I say this? My father. Due to my selfishness he languished for fourteen days after the fact. Yes, I was selfish and that last day there in his hospital room the Lord spoke to me by impressing upon my heart..., "it's time." I told my mother it was time to go and the call that he had passed was waiting for us when we got home.