Today we pray for Bishop Marc Andrus of California who has surgery for prostate cancer this afternoon.
Sheila Andrus reports that Bishop Marc did very well with his surgery this afternoon for prostate cancer. The surgeon was extremely positive about the surgery and outcome. It is not yet known when Bishop Marc will be released from the hospital, but that will happen in the next few days. The Andrus family are all very grateful for the prayers and good wishes and they look forward to this time of healing.
--the Episcopal Diocese of California (at Facebook)
And for Mimi's niece Donna, who will have surgery today for breast cancer.
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Almighty God our heavenly Father, graciously comfort your servants Donna and Marc in their suffering, and bless the means made use of for their cure. Fill their hearts with confidence that, though at times they may be afraid, they yet may put their trust in you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Today is the birthday of the Rev JoAnne Bennett.
Also the birthday of my friend Bruce.
Watch over your children, O Lord, as their days increase; bless and guide them wherever they may be. Strengthen them, when they stand; comfort them when discouraged or sorrowful; raise him up if they fall; and in their heart may your peace which passes understanding abide all the days of their life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.I give thanks that my sister-in-law Janet is doing well in her treatments and pray for her continued healing and health.
I offer prayer for Janet's sister-in-law Jeannetta who is dying.
Almighty God, look on this your servant, lying in great weakness, and comfort her with the promise of life everlasting, given in the resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.For the people of the Philippines:
The authorities in the Philippines admitted today to being overwhelmed by weekend floods which inundated the capital, Manila, killing unknown hundreds of people and making tens of thousands homeless. [A new storm threatens.]For the people of Honduras:
Honduras suspends civil liberties amid calls for 'rebellion'For those who labor to respect the earth:
Climate envoys met today in Bangkok with a new sense of urgency, saying negotiators are racing against a December deadline to devise a global deal.--the BB