A reader writes:
My husband and I have a vasectomy reversal scheduled for early September. The doctor is a devout Catholic who provides this surgery at a greatly reduced price on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, as this is apparently never covered by insurance and certainly isn’t covered by ours. He himself will be paying the anesthesiologist and the hospital fees; he is charging us $3900. I am asking for your prayers that 1) we have the money to pay for this procedure as, of course, we had several large and pressing financial needs present themselves this month (this just seems to be how it goes with divine plans…all the more need for a miracle ; 2) safety and healing for my husband, and skill for this doctor; and 3) effectiveness! We humbly pray that the Lord restore our fertility so that we may raise more children for Him. Unfortunately, we obtained the sterilization prior to our conversion (and reversion, in my husband’s case). We greatly regret this now…and even though it may not be effective to reverse at this point, we trust in the Lord’s mercy and at least want to show our willingness to correct our past mistakes.
Father, hear our prayer through your Son Jesus Christ. St. Joseph and Mother Mary, pray for them.