He is probably the sweetest man I’ve ever know. He is in his 80’s and has endured so much in the past 10 years. Numerous cancers, blindness, multiple surgeries that included removing parts of his liver, a kidney, on and on and on. They are several hundred miles away so as much as we try we can’t always be there and it’s very hard to talk them into moving closer to us. This week he has fallen 4 times, and lost movement in his arms, legs. Then suddenly he’s o.k. We think he’s had mini strokes (he has untreated prostrate cancer due to his age) EMT’s came yesterday but he wouldn’t go to the hospital. They live in a remote area so Emergency can’t get there quickly. Monday he’s going to the doctor, even if we have to tie him up to get him there. Will you please say a prayer for this dear man who means so much to us and has gone through so much? Also for my Mother in Law who is his only care taker when we aren’t there? God Bless You.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, like a watchful shepherd you care for us,
and provide us with all that we need. You shower us with your love
and send people into our lives to help care for us, especially in
time of sickness or pain.
I pray for healing for all who suffer because of illness
or advanced age. I especially pray for R.
In the midst of their pain and weakness, strengthen their faith that
they may be filled with hope in you.
In the midst of their frustrations and discouragement, give them
patience that they may accept their own limitations.
In the midst of their loneliness and fears, help them to know they are
not alone, that you walk with them each moment of their lives.
Be with them, Lord, in their time of need. Heal them in body, soul and
spirit that they may rejoice in your grace and blessings in this world,
and come to enjoy the fullness of your presence in the life to come.
We make this prayer in your name, for you are our Risen Lord, Jesus.