Bless them Lord…

PrayingHands-7.jpg~c200Dear Lord,

Please help all the wonderful people and caregivers I have met these past 2 weeks at BSA day surgery and Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center and the Radiology dept w/Dr. Arsenault. Please bless and strengthen them all. They have such patience, kindness and loving spirits and share it freely and willingly with all who come into their departments.

jesus-hugPlease bless my long-time friend and her husband I see every week in the chemo lab. He is getting aggressive treatment for pancreatic cancer. His treatment has been going on for a couple of months and he has a couple more. It is starting to wear on his physical body, his tolerance and his emotional tolerance. All of us going through various stages of this fight totally understand the emotional toll all of this takes on our body, and that it the best and most important part of the fight against this. Help to build him up with Grace, peace, strength and courage and the ability to take it one small step at a time and give an extra portion to his wife who comes and sits with him. Also bless their children, grandchildren and family.

428a1e6f5312ea3eb05faf9cbdd6fb7bPlease cover with Your Grace and healing power the new woman I met yesterday. She is brand new, and looks emotionally overwhelmed. Help her and her 3 daughters to cope with it all. She is blessed with their support. Build them up, Lord.

white dove flying on clear blue sky

white dove flying on clear blue sky

Bless the woman I met today. What a wonderful spirit, full of positive energy and determination to keep on keeping on and to spread encouragement and cheer while she’s at it. She is about 45 and has been coming to the chemo lab since last December. She wants to be a volunteer when she finishes her treatment. She has much to give. She has gone through the sickness and losing her hair and come out on the other side with a cute pixie curly hairdo and is just precious. The kind of person that makes you smile immediately. Give her your healing spirit.

Help me remember to smile every chance I get when I go. A smile is such an easy encouragement and empathy to give away. Each person has a different battle. Mine seems small in comparison. Give each one the strength and grace they need and a special love and dependence on You, oh Lord. I don’t know what I would do without you! Thank you so much for being in my life.

blessthemAnd bless my daughter!! She is tolerant, loving, understanding and rarely gets upset with me or my occasional mood swings. She works 2 part-time night jobs as well as takes me to treatment 5 days a week which makes her sleep deprived. Cover her with a special Grace and strength to get her through this time. Our growing friendship is a true gift.

Bless my son. He has been my prayer buddy for many years. When I feel I am incapable of asking for something he is strong in prayer and when he is overwhelmed I seem to be able to stand with him. It has been a blessed relationship we both cherish. Continue to strengthen our faith and love of You, oh Lord.

Thank you for my husband. He may not always know what to say or how to say it, but he has always been supportive of me and loves me and been faithful for 45 years. I have always considered him a special gift from You, Lord. Keep him safe, healthy and strong. And bless my sister who was a rock when she took me to day surgery and stayed with me all day when daughter was out-of-town.

Bless my dear Sisters in Spirit, the Charismatic Sisters of Prayer Town. They have upheld my family and been my friend and support since I met them in 1991. A wonderful and special gift all these many years. Thank you for them and continue to bless them.

Give peace to my mother so she won’t worry. She holds the world record for ‘stewing’ and so far I have been able to give her positive and uplifting reports. It is difficult living so far away. At 90 she is stronger than I am and please keep her that way for us all.

I thank you for all of my friends and distant family who have offered understanding and support. Bless them all Lord. We all love you Lord. Thank you Jesus. Amen.


About estherlou

My husband and I married in 1970. I am the mother of 2 and grandmother to 5. I share my health stories and my experiences with Thrive. I am reading and writing blogs, watching tv, making jewelry and rosaries, selling in my Etsy store and playing solitaire. I am home bound and add in my physical therapy exercises to my daily routine. I will blog about my progress or anything that catches my attention at that moment. See you around and thanks for stopping by!
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