Heavenly Father, we are sickened and saddened to learn of the man who was locked by his over-protective mother in a Stockholm apartment for 28 years. First, Lord, we are thankful a relative went to check on the apartment when learning the mother was hospitalized. We pray your blessing on this relative, and that she would recover from the ordeal of finding this unexpected relative in deplorable conditions. Next, Lord, we pray for the 41-year-old man, that he would get the medical, psychological, spiritual and every other kind of help he needs to move toward as healthy a life as possible. Lord, we also pray for the mother. We know deep grief over the loss of another child contributed to this tragedy. May this Swedish mother get the help she needs, and may she face justice as appropriate. Finally, Lord, we pray for authorities as they investigate, handle and recover from this situation. Bless their efforts; grant them peace and wisdom. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.