Friday, April 23, 2010

Heart thread - 04/23/2010

Susankay asks our prayers for her dear friend Lennie: "Prostate cancer and now metastases to bone cancer and lymph gland involvement. A year without chemo or two years with. He and long time partner are planning a celebration of their upcoming marriage in August and it would be nice of God to let him feel well for that. Prayers for Lennie and Nancy his about-to-be wife."

For Leonardo Ricardo recuperating from eye surgery, that sound healing and good eyesight may result.

For those who have evidently perished in the oil rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana, for all who love them, and for all who risk their lives in their work. [h/t to Mimi]

Giving thanks for Tobias:
While some play with distinctions between covenant and contract, I think we would do well to expend more time with words better suited to the music we sense deep within us: words like holiness and blessing, gift and grace, and above all, Love.
For all persons of color in Arizona, sobretodo por mis hermanos Latinos.

For all women in Oklahoma.

For the people of Thailand caught in civil turmoil.

For the people of Iraq as a wave of bombings strikes.

For the people of Nicaragua. [El conflicto político de Nicaragua se acentúa ]

For the people of the UK during elections.

For the Roman Catholic Church that it may experience healing, and especially for the victims of abuse in every church community. [Pédophilie : l'évêque de Bruges confesse et démissionne ]

For Kathy, scheduled for surgery next Friday, that she may be relieved of pain and anxiety until then.

For Scott, heading eastward to start a new chapter in his life.

For JimB following leg surgery that he may recover swiftly and fully.

For John and Raven while John is in hospital in transition between stages of clinical trials.

For St Mark's huge sale tomorrow that many local families will be helped with the proceeds.

For two of my friends named Susan celebrating birthdays.

For Göran, belatedly, on his saint's day (Friday).

Please add your own intercessions and thanksgivings in the comments.

Another great quote from Margaret

--the BB


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Prayers ascending!

susan s. said...

Prayers for all rise today.

susankay said...

Prayers for all and thanks.

Grandmère Mimi said...

I pray as I read your list and the prayers, Paul. That way, I don't forget. Thanks for taking the time for the Heart Thread and for doing it so beautifully.

it's margaret said...

And I have been remembering the Diocese in which you live in my prayers --Vono+ it seems.... I pray that he will make all y'all healthy and conformed to the mind of Christ.

Love to you while you plant.