Monday, October 19, 2009

Heart thread - 09/10/19


For the repose of the soul of Irene. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
For a bit over a year my dear friend Diane has lived with an elderly lady named Irene, a gracious soul who never lost interest in life and the larger world. Today Irene left us.

For Diane and all who mourn.

For Norman, Karen, Steve, an unnamed friend, Mother Ruth, and Cany. For all affected by H1N1 and any other influenza. (Details at OCICBW)

For those with disturbed dreams and lives out of joint, for our sick society, and for those who hope and help and heal.

For those who struggle to survive and those who lose that struggle.

For those caught in adversarial situations.

For the faith communities of St. Alban's, St. Peter's, St. Aidan's, St. Cuthbert's, Santísima Trinidad, El Buen Pastor, St. Michael and All Angels, San Gabriel, and Our Saviour - all the places I have served as priest.

For the people of Sudan, Niger, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Canaan.

For those who labor for a climate treaty.

For health care reform that serves the people, not insurance companies.

For Mother Sandra, Marsha, and Mark (Mapko) in their continued healing.

For Mary Beth, and Eileen who has asked prayers for her:
Hi All…I’m crazy busy this week – commuting back and forth to a Leadership Conference in North Jersey..fun fun fun!
However, Harl reminds me that people are still reading this blog, and have been praying for Mary Beth (for which I am most thankful/grateful), so a quick update is due.
She is doing well – they have had her up and walking around, and there is talk of her being discharged some time this week. There is still concern for sight in one of her eyes – apparently the optic nerve was involved and there does still seem to be some residual complications from this. So far her memory seems to be intact, which was also a concern.
The issues with her sight have her a bit down, but overall, things could have been much worse. Keep her in your prayers for continued recovery and to keep her spirits up. Thanks and hugs to all!
With gratitude for musicians, artists, poets, authors, dancers, storytellers, and fools for God.

--the BB

4 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Prayers for all.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Prayers ascending!

Eileen said...

Thanks Paul! Prayers ascending!

Ellie Finlay said...

Ah! I love your gratitude list there at the end!