My darling mother was recently diagnosed with lung cancer which has possibly spread to her breast. Here in the UK things move very slowly in the national health service so we are still waiting for some results from tests for her full diagnosis and treatment options. However, at her initial consultation the consultant insinuated that there was very little that could be done apart from perhaps chemo to prolong her life.
Anyway, my mum is a Catholic devotee and has been since her teens (she is 66.) She was working up until earlier this year, she was a nurse so she wouldn’t always have time to pray daily but she would go to church as often as she could, pray privately at home and she would also try and go to Lourdes ever year. She is also a St. Pio devotee, she adores him.
She always encouraged me and my older brother to pray as we were growing up, but i guess we thought it was ‘uncool’ although I would always say prayers when I had exams, job interviews etc.
Since my mum has become sick, she is quite angry at God and St Pio, although I know she does still have faith as she says ‘this is all in Gods hands now.’
Since she got ill about 6 weeks ago I have started praying. I have been praying the rosary everyday along with a youtube audio, and also praying to her beloved Padre Pio. There is nothing else I can do to help her but to pray.
Is there anything else I should be doing or any particular prayers I should be praying or routines? I know there is no right or wrong way to pray, but it’d be nice to know if there are any particularly beautiful prayers I should be praying.
I am so sorry if I am asking stupid questions but I am new to this, I don’t want to ask my mum as she might get upset.
Unfortunately my mum can’t walk very well at the moment without assistance and as the only girl in the house i need to be with her to help her in the toilet and with bathing,otherwise i would love to go to Lourdes to pray.
Thanks in advance