Thursday, February 14, 2008

Prayers for Jamie

One of my dearest and closest friends has been battling cancer for nearly a year now. Last month she found out that it has metastasized into her blood stream, i.e. she has leukemia.

She hasn't exhausted all medical treatment options, and she's undergoing an aggressive chemotherapy regime (and you'd never be able to tell if you met her!)

So, I invite any and all who come across this blog to pray for her, for strength, for encouragement, for healing, for a miracle.

From the Gospel at Mass today:
"Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
A prayer for the intercession of Fr. Isaac Hecker:

Heavenly Father, you called your servant Isaac Thomas Hecker to preach the Gospel to the people of North America and through his teaching, to know the peace and the power of your indwelling Spirit. He walked in the footsteps of Saint Paul the Apostle, and like Paul spoke your Word with a zeal for souls and a burning love for all who came to him in need. Look upon us this day, with compassion and hope. Hear our prayer. We ask that through the intercession of Father Hecker your servant, you might grant us a cure for Jamie's cancer. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit. One God, forever and ever. Amen

2 comments:

Hilary's Haven said...

Praying!

Sherry W said...

G.

How is Jamie doing? I keep meaning to ask.