A reader writes:
Sam, the child recovering from abdominal surgery, is slowly improving. His grandmother thanks everyone for their prayers:
“We visited Sammy today, and he was brave enough to give me a smile for this photo. But he was singing a different tune when they got him up to walk. He is still in a considerable amount of pain, and how do you convince a child that something that painful is good for them? But each time he walks he goes a little further. We are seeing very gradual but definite improvement. The next matter for prayer is that his gut will decide it’s time to start working again.”
Father, hear our prayer that Sam be fully healed. and thank you for the progress he has made. Help his gut start working again. Give his caregivers grace, skill, compassion, wisdom and knowledge and give all who love him grace, peace and strength. Mother Mary and St. Luke, pray for them all. We ask all this through Christ our Lord. Amen.