Sorry to ask...


#1

I really need prayers. I have been sick and my health deteriorating for 5 years now. Though my docs know of my 2 chronic illnesses, (one since childhood, the other about 5 years now) I have had a slew of pain and symptoms that are rare, and numerous tests have failed to show what is causing them.
Though it would seem the symptoms would be related to the onset of the 2nd chronic illness, since the duration is the same, they do not fit "textbook" even for rare symptoms.
I am in much pain, and have to say that every day for these past 5 years has been a struggle. (whether pain free or not, I am always tired to a degree that is inexplicable)
I don't even leave my house much because it is so difficult for me.
I see suffering as a gift, and thus I must wonder if that is what I must endure. If so, please pray that I may endure the suffering beneficially. (for others)
I just know I am really tired, and see no end in sight to this. I do not claim to understand God's will for my life, so maybe the suffering is necessary? But I keep thinking I would be much more useful if I had energy and health. If that makes sense?
If one takes a glimpse of my posts, you will see a lack of cohesion and flow often. That is because I have cognitively declined as well.
Sigh, I really just want to be here for a few special loved ones, I know I am not a highly social person, but I do see these particular people as needing me. And I want to be here for them in a more helpful and constructive way. I don't see that happening, nor do I think I will make it much longer if the answers aren't found. (seriously, some of the health issues have been that profound, and the docs can't believe all I've survived sometimes)
I hope this makes sense.
I just really need prayers and am sorry to ask as prayers aren't something I myself offer often because I don't have the attention span of a gnat.
But I do offer my suffering for people instead.:D

Humbly grateful,
littlechicken

I have to go out for one of my rare excursions today, so will not be back to this for a while. Thanks again.


#2

Praying my heart out for you to have good health.


#3

Praying for you!


#4

Praying for you! <3


#5

Praying for health and healing for you.


#6

Praying.... :)


#7

I'm praying for you, too, little chicken.

I have a couple of chronic conditions, too, though they don't seem as deep as yours. Just remember that Jesus, hanging on the cross, didn't just forgive our sins. He also felt our sufferings, individually. He knows every pain you have, intimately. (I learned that from my priest, during confession.)

That means He shares with us, and we share with him, this pain and the suffering it brings us through frustration.

You can still be there for your loved ones. My Grandma, who had such severe rheumatoid arthritis that it deformed her body, was there for us. Even after she could no longer knit sweaters for us, or bake her famous cake from scratch, she was there, loving us, and showing us an example of real Christianity and of acceptance and of humility. What you do for others does not have to be physical.

Knowing that Jesus knows my every ache and twinge supports me. It makes me understand the concept of "offering it up."

I also find that Psalm 42, though gloomy, helps me. That's why it's in my sig.

God bless you abundantly!


#8

***Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.

Amen ***

:crossrc:


#9

Mother Mary, please make your intentions in this matter come true. I entrust littlechicken to your loving care.

Hail Mary…

Amen.


#10

Thank you so much each one of you. My outing today was actually tolerable, (usually they are not because I get out only on a “have to” basis) and I must believe it was because of the prayers offered up.
I am very tired now and will keep each of you in my prayers this evening, though, as I said, I have the attention span of a gnat… so the prayers may not be long, but they will be heartfelt and sincere.
I don’t like asking for prayer, it seems selfish, but didn’t know what else to do…:shrug:

Have a good night and God bless each of you,
littlechicken:grouphug:


#11

Father please wonderfully bless this person in every need, according to Your holy will and the beatitudes

Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil. Amen


#12

Please allow this, one of your children, continue to have good moments. Allow them to bear the cross you have placed upon them with continuing grace and dignity. Lord, please help this person to stem the course of their illness.

Amen.


#13

[quote="Ruthie_again, post:7, topic:304758"]
I'm praying for you, too, little chicken.

I have a couple of chronic conditions, too, though they don't seem as deep as yours. Just remember that Jesus, hanging on the cross, didn't just forgive our sins. He also felt our sufferings, individually. He knows every pain you have, intimately. (I learned that from my priest, during confession.)

That means He shares with us, and we share with him, this pain and the suffering it brings us through frustration.

You can still be there for your loved ones. My Grandma, who had such severe rheumatoid arthritis that it deformed her body, was there for us. Even after she could no longer knit sweaters for us, or bake her famous cake from scratch, she was there, loving us, and showing us an example of real Christianity and of acceptance and of humility. What you do for others does not have to be physical.

Knowing that Jesus knows my every ache and twinge supports me. It makes me understand the concept of "offering it up."

I also find that Psalm 42, though gloomy, helps me. That's why it's in my sig.

God bless you abundantly!

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Maybe it is for me to humble myself and realize what I see as good and productive, isn't necessarily what God sees as good and productive. I am constantly torn about my suffering, should I ask for prayers? Or simply embrace it for the gift it is? Do I diminish the gift by wanting relief sometimes? I thank you for relating your own experience, I have no doubt your suffering is very real. Usually it is those who make light of their suffering that are suffering the most. May you find comfort as you have given comfort.
I love the Psalm you cited, it is wonderful.
Have a restful night.
God bless.


#14

[quote="jhyer, post:12, topic:304758"]
Please allow this, one of your children, continue to have good moments. Allow them to bear the cross you have placed upon them with continuing grace and dignity. Lord, please help this person to stem the course of their illness.

Amen.

[/quote]

Thank you so much. It is that I want to be able to bear my cross, and lol, I keep wondering if God got the right person, as my user name suits me so well.

I am truly touched and humbled by the prayers offered.


#15

O Faithful Virgin and glorious martyr, St. Philomena, who works so many miracles on behalf of the poor and sorrowing, have pity on littlechicken. Thou knowest the multitude and diversity of their needs. Behold them at thy feet, full of misery, but full of hope. I entreat thy charity, O great Saint! Graciously hear me and obtain from God a favorable answer to the request which I now humbly lay before thee…

Total health for littlechicken, if this is the Divine Will, or if it is not, the ability to understand and endure suffering for His name’s sake

I am firmly convinced that through thy merits, through the scorn, the sufferings and the death thou didst endure, united to the merits of the Passion and death of Jesus, thy Spouse, I shall obtain what I ask of thee, and in the joy of my heart, I will bless God, Who is admirable in His Saints. Amen.

:gopray2:


#16

Praying for you, littlechicken. How are you?

O Faithful Virgin and glorious martyr, St. Philomena, who works so many miracles on behalf of the poor and sorrowing, have pity on littlechicken. Thou knowest the multitude and diversity of their needs. Behold them at thy feet, full of misery, but full of hope. I entreat thy charity, O great Saint! Graciously hear me and obtain from God a favorable answer to the request which I now humbly lay before thee…

Total health for littlechicken, if this is the Divine Will, or if it is not, the ability to understand and endure suffering for His name’s sake

I am firmly convinced that through thy merits, through the scorn, the sufferings and the death thou didst endure, united to the merits of the Passion and death of Jesus, thy Spouse, I shall obtain what I ask of thee, and in the joy of my heart, I will bless God, Who is admirable in His Saints. Amen.


#17

Another hospitalization (brief), and still no answers. I begin another round of specialists and tests this week.
I am so very tired.

Thanks - all of you- for the prayers, they mean a lot to me.


#18

Continuing to pray...

O Faithful Virgin and glorious martyr, St. Philomena, who works so many miracles on behalf of the poor and sorrowing, have pity on littlechicken. Thou knowest the multitude and diversity of their needs. Behold them at thy feet, full of misery, but full of hope. I entreat thy charity, O great Saint! Graciously hear me and obtain from God a favorable answer to the request which I now humbly lay before thee…

Total health for littlechicken, if this is the Divine Will, or if it is not, the ability to understand and endure suffering for His name’s sake

I am firmly convinced that through thy merits, through the scorn, the sufferings and the death thou didst endure, united to the merits of the Passion and death of Jesus, thy Spouse, I shall obtain what I ask of thee, and in the joy of my heart, I will bless God, Who is admirable in His Saints. Amen.


#19

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