Monday, December 08, 2008

Living on Borrowed Time

I'd like to ask your prayers for a friend of the family's. She has a five-year old son who's been in and out of the hospital since last year. The prognosis isn't good.

The son suffered a bad bout of tonsilitis. The infection was not treated early enough and spread to his chest. Though he managed to recover from that, it left his heart severely weakened. He's been confined several times in the ICU.

The doctors have told the parents that his only chance is to have a heart transplant. It's not a procedure they can perform here; it has to be done in the States. Add to that, the parents are not well-off, just plain folk.

We're hoping for a miracle; that's about all we can do.


  1. Dear Jesus, Divine Physician and Healer of the Sick, we turn to You in this time of illness. O dearest Comforter of the Troubled, alleviate our worry and sorrow with Your gentle love, and grant us the grace and strength to accept this burden. Dear God, we place our worries in Your hands. We place our sick under Your care and humbly ask that You restore Your servant to health again. above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge Your holy will and know that whatsoever You do, You do for the love of us. Amen.