Monday, June 01, 2009
Heart thread - 06/01/2009
I ask your prayers for Janet who has surgery on Wednesday: for the healing skill of the medical professionals, for the recuperative powers of her body, for her peace of mind. Also for her husband, sons, and larger family.
Roseann asks our prayers for Gary, who has surgery on Friday, June 12. Ongoing prayers for both of them.
David has asked for prayers "for Rosemary, her heroic husband and her two young sons please," along with numerous others. See them all chez Mimi.
I would like to keep Ellie remembered, and Kirstin who nears the end of her interferon treatments, and Jay with ongoing adjustment to learning he has diabetes, and Clara who has gone home and Olivia who will soon follow.
For all aboard the Air France jet that disappeared over the Atlantic and all who love them.
For the people of Pakistan as they struggle with Taliban.
For the people of Afghanistan and a peace that benefits the people.
For the people of Iraq that their occupation may end and the various factions learn to live with each other in peace.
For Canaan that Israelis and Palestinians may share the land in peace and justice.
For peace in the Koreas.
For deliverance from violent extremists of every stripe.
For victims of torture, terrorism, and domestic violence.
For those who live in constant pain, doubt, confusion, despair, rage, or anxiety.
Almighty God, you proclaim your truth in every age by many voices: Direct, in our time, we pray, those who speak where many listen and write what many read; that they may do their part in making the heart of this people wise, its mind sound, and its will righteous; to the honor of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.