A reader writes:
My brother-in-law has been admitted to hospital after he collapsed at work. He had tightness in his chest and the docs in the hospital are doing tests but haven’t figured out what has happened. He’s awake and OK for the time being but he is going to be in hospital overnight. He and my sister have two children together, aged 2 and 9 months. My sister is a full-time mum and he works as a bus driver. If anything were to happen to him, the family would be in a very serious situation. He is a revert to the Faith, having joined Protestantism during his teens and getting back into the Church just before he married my sister. He is now a devout Catholic – devout enough at least but he has had troubles in the past – depression and an addiction to pain medication. He was also a smoker but not anymore though he now seems to be addicted to nicotine gum. I would like you and the readers who read this to pray for him and his family at this terrible time.
Father, hear our prayer through your Son Jesus Christ for his complete healing. Mother Mary, St. Joseph and St. Luke, pray for all concerned.