A reader writes:
I wanted to give you an update on the little girl who is so sick:
She’s improved a little, but is still in PICU. Still has a fever, but not as much of one. Still throwing up, but not every 2 hours like on Friday. Because of everything that was going on (the fever, the vomiting, the fact that they had to pump her full of IV fluids because of the BP, etc.) she was in a lot of pain, and they had her on morphine, but now the pain is less and she’s on something milder.
So, in short, things are moving in the right direction, although she still has a tough road ahead of her. I wanted to thank you, and your readers, for storming heaven on her behalf, and I know her family is grateful for this.
Father, thank you for her improvement. We ask that you would completely heal her to the glory of your Name. Continue to grace her caregivers to help her heal and give all who love her grace, peace, and strength. Mother Mary and St. Luke, pray for them! We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Another reader writes:
Thanks for your earlier posting my prayer requests. I have an update and a request for more prayers. Early on Sunday morning, my Dad passed. He was surrounded by his sons and wife. My brother, a priest, was able to give him last rites and absolution and his death was peaceful. Obviously it was not the outcome we had hoped for, but I suspect it was the outcome that was best for him. Born in Ireland, I can think of no better omen than to die on St. Patrick’s Day; a day that he observed by going to Church, not drinking to excess (not that he minded hitting a bar on St. Patrick’s day but church first, and then moderation). Still, while I am hopeful he is now in heaven, I would welcome prayers for his soul and of course for the God’s consolation for myself and my family.
Father, grant him eternal rest and grant all who love him grace, peace, consolation and strength through Christ our Lord. Mother Mary, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.
Also, Fr. Peter Wales , the Anglican priest I met in Australia in 2004 who was, along with his bishop and a number of other priests, so keen for reunion with Rome, writes to ask prayers since he and his wife have decided to take the plunge and enter the Church. This is hard than it may seem since, in the Happy Land of Upside Down that is Oz, the Anglicans are good Catholics while many of the Catholics are bad Anglicans. On the bright side, there is Cardinal Pell.
Father, hear our prayer for Peter and his wife that they may enter your Holy Church and find the welcome, succor, grace, nand work that you desire them to have through Christ our Lord.
Another reader writes:
I would like to thank you and your readers for your prayers on behalf of my daughter-in-law Katie and her recently born (and beautiful) daughter. The whole family has been truly blessed.
And, by the way, I myself just became a newly minted convert on February 17th. Thanks be to God for all His blessings!
Father, we thank and praise you for all who have been born and born again, especially my reader and her granddaughter! Mother Mary, pray for them that they grow in body and soul through Christ our Lord. Mother Mary, pray for them!