Abigail is a young girl , just 13 years old , who has endured several operations in her short life . Her doctors have now discovered that a tumour has developed which has wrapped around a valve in her heart and part of one of her lungs . They have decided that an immediate operation is necessary to remove 3/4 of the affected lung , and it is to be performed tomorrow , Thursday 31st March . Unfortunately I have just learned of this , but I would ask you to pray for Almighty God , in His Mercy and Compassion , to help and guide the Surgeon and all his medical and nursing staff to use all their knowledge , skill and dedication to successfully treat Abigail , aid her recovery and restore her to completely good health . I would also ask you to pray that God will comfort her concerned
family and friends at this worrying time .
God our Father, source of all health, be near to those who suffer in the time of weakness and pain; relieve them of their burden and heal them, if it be your will. Give peaceful sleep to those who need rest for soul and body, and be with them in their hours of silence. Bless those who know not what another day will bring. Make them ready for whatever it may be: whether they must stand, or sit or be confined, grant them a strong spirit. We offer up this prayer to You today in thanksgiving and love for the blessings You have bestowed upon us so many times in our lives, especially now in these hours of need. Grant this prayer, through Christ our Lord. Amen. .
Lord Jesus , you are the great friend of the sick , and you healed them while you were on earth . Grant them once more your healing power , and heal them in their affliction .
Come , Holy Spirit , strengthen Abigail so that she may find renewed health both in body and soul . Amen .