Sunday, October 6, 2013

Calling All Prayer Warriors

I recently found out that a former neighbor of ours was diagnosed with Stage 4 colorectal cancer approximately 6 weeks ago. Two days prior to starting chemo/ radiation he had emergency surgery for a perforated bowel. He has spent five of the last 6 weeks in the hospital/ in patient rehab. On Monday, Steve is scheduled to come home. The house and medical equipment are ready to go and his wife Nancy has quit her job as Director at St Marks as he will need 24 hour care. He is not strong enough to begin treatment and we ask for your prayers for strength! Steve and Nancy have three daughters, Meghan, Lauren and Madilyn.  

Please join me in praying for this family, for all of their various needs during this trying time.  Lord hear our prayers!

Almighty God, Your ways are not our ways nor are Your thoughts our thoughts.  Give our dear friend, Steve, patience in his suffering and endurance in these difficult days.  Guide the doctors and nurses and all those who care for him by Your Spirit, that their decisions would be made in wisdom.  Surround Steve with Your comfort and the peace that passes all understanding.  Keep this loved one in faith in Christ Jesus.  Amen.  

O great St. Peregrine, you have been called "The Mighty", "The Wonder Worker" because 
of the numerous miracles which you obtained from God for those who have turned to you in
their need. For so many years, you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys
the very fiber of our being.

You turned to God when the power of human beings could do no more, and you were favored
with the vision of Jesus coming down from His cross to heal your affliction. I now ask God to
heal the sick person whom I entrust to you:

Steve E. 
Aided by your powerful intercession, I shall sing with Mary a hymn of gratitude 
to God for His great goodness and mercy. Amen.

Jesus I trust in YOU!

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