Prayer Request

A reader writes:

I am asking for prayer for one of my friends. He’s dealt with life-threatening health problems all his life. Yesterday he was operated on for lung cancer. I know he used to go to church, but in the last few years he has fallen away.

Father, grant your son the grace of full healing in body, soul, and spirit. Bring him back to his life of Christian discipleship and turn all his sufferings into a participation in the life of Christ crucified for the salvation of his soul and the good of your holy Church. Give his caregivers wisdom, knowledge, compassion, understanding and skill to treat him and give him and all who love him grace, peace, faith, hope, love and strength in this trial. Mother Mary, St. Luke and St. Peregrine, pray for them!

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  • Clare Krishan

    Praying in PA. Call the hospital chaplaincy and ask if a Catholic priest is available, (or if friend lives locally, suggest your own parish priest pay a visit) to pray with him in his hour of need? Sacrament of anointing of sick is as efficacious in healing a sin sick soul as confession and the scrutinizing cataloging part can be left to a later date – assuming grace of contrition is sought and accepted. Also in this year of faith many dioceses have special indulgences for visiting local shrines or participating in devotions associated with catechesis on the meme: you can offer any merits on his behalf?