From Martha: I ask your prayers for my sister Jean. She had spinal surgery five weeks ago and they are going back in tomorrow because she has fluid buildup. She is very scared and your prayers would be much appreciated. God bless you.
O Lord, who feels the pain of the world, and looks upon all of your sick and suffering children, wrapping them in your love. Grant that in the midst of pain or suffering they may be very aware of your presence; to doctors and nurses grant tender hearts and healing hands; and give health again in body and soul to Jean, for the sake of your son, our savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.