A reader writes:
Father, hear our prayer for her health and comfort through this trial, and for a safe and healthy delivery for her baby. Give skill, wisdom, and compassion to her caregivers and peace, grace, and strength to all who love her and her child. Mother Mary and St. Luke, pray for them. We ask all this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Please ask your readers to pray for our daughter-in-law, who is 8 months into a high-risk pregnancy and has developed appendicitis–she was told nothing can be done for it but a bland diet at the moment, as the baby is thought to be low-weight and they are trying to wait to deliver her as late as possible.