Oftentimes people are told what not to say. This is a great help in giving them an idea of what to say! Feel free to add your own ideas in the comments below. I’d love to hear them!
#1 I don’t know what to say, but I care about you.
#2 I’m going to the grocery, what can I get you?
#3 Do you just need to vent? I’m all ears!
#4 If you need a good cry, I’ve got plenty of tissues and a shoulder.
#5 I really admire how you are handling this. I know its difficult.
#6 I’m bringing dinner Thursday. Do you want lasagna or chicken?
#7 Can I get your kids for a playdate? My kids are bored.
#8 I cant sit still. Got any laundry I can fold?
#9 What can I pray for you about that no one else is praying for?
#10 Can I bring a few friends over to clean your house fast?
#11 I don’t have any idea what you are feeling, but I will always listen.
#12 I saw these flowers and thought they’d cheer you today.
#13 How can our church encourage those with chronic illness?
#14 Tell me what it is really like to be you for a day.
#15 I made too much dinner for our family. Can I bring you some?
#16 You are amazing. How has your illness given you appreciation for life?
#17 Do you want me to come over while you wait for test results? (or go to the doctor’s office with you)
#18 You listen to me better than any other friend. Thanks.
#19 I have Monday free if you need me to run some errands or take you.
#20 Tell me about this God who gets you through one more day?