My Brothers & Sisters:
I met an older gentleman at my local RC parish who has multiple physical conditions which are causing him pain and limiting his life:
Completely fused and plated Cervical Vertebrae (All - C1-C7);
Completely fused and plated Lumbar Vertebrae (All - L1-L5);
Multiple Fused Thoracic Vertebrae;
Chronic & Severe Heart Problems requiring Open Heart Surgery & a Triple Bypass;
Severe Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome requiring Surgery on BOTH wrists; and
I don’t know what else.
Raymond takes some 32 pills a day, and that’s while refusing to take painkillers. You heard that right - NO PAINKILLERS but for OTC’s! and, I’m assuming he takes OTC’s! Either way, His Pain Level must be a true 10+ on a scale of 1-10. and, for all of that, his attitude is good, and he’s faithful and worships the Lord!
But, Raymond does need and has asked for our prayers. and, I will not deny that to a man who has as much courage as this man has. Therefore, Please pray that the Lord will miraculously heal Raymond from these physical conditions and relieve him of his pain. Please pray that the Lord will grant him deliverance from this continuous assault if it is His will.
and, If it isn’t the Lord’s will for Raymond to be healed, pray that the Lord will grant Raymond the grace to know why and for whom he is suffering. All him to KNOW that his suffering has a reason and that he is participating in Christ’s suffering for us…
Your Brother and Servant in Christ, Michael