My mother has been under a lot of stress lately. First my nana (her mother-in-law) died (the two of them got on very well even though my parents split 8 years ago) now my granddad (he father) is dying of cancer and we’re having an ‘interesting’ time getting him the right care. Even though she’s the youngest of five children, ALL the responsibility of sorting this out has fallen to her. (Her eldest brother is in no way at fault, he has lukaemia.) Her doctors want her to undergo a hysterectomy. She’s almost got to the menopause (she turns 51 next month) but hasn’t quite started yet. She’s been haemorraging blood through the womb a lot lately and her health is really poor. I don’t quite know how to feel about the hysterectomy, but I don’t want her to suffer either. Please pray that, no matter what, she makes a recovery and feels better in herself. She is not Christian (she’s agnostic), but I think a prayer or two would do no harm.
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us all our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory
for ever and ever.