A reader writes:
I will be having surgery today (Friday Dec 21) for the diagnostic removal of an apparent tumor at the back of my throat. Although this is normally day surgery, I will be kept in the ICU overnight because with my iffy cardiovascular health they are cautious about putting me under general anesthetic. In spite of their caution, since the (apparent) tumor appears to be fast-growing there’s considerable urgency involved.
Prayers are needed and will be greatly appreciated.