A reader writes:
I have a disability and some associated health problems that leave me vulnerable to a particular type of infection. I have been hampered for several weeks now (yes, weeks) by a stubborn and persistent infection that leaves me feeling distinctly yucky and sub-par most of the time. I have been through almost three rounds of antibiotics and feel reasonably decent while I’m taking them, but as soon as I finish a round, the symptoms return within a day or two. All sorts of horror stories about over-prescribed antibiotics, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and “super bugs” are floating around my brain and making me nervous. Now my doctor wants to do tests to get a better idea of what’s going on, which is a good thing, I suppose, but that doesn’t mean I’m looking forward to it. Anyway, in your charity, please remember me. Thank you.
Father, hear our prayer for your son’s complete healing in body, soul, and spirit. Give him peace and give his doctor wisdom and knowledge to treat him effectively. Give my reader and all who know him grace, peace and faith in you for a cure. Mother Mary and St. Luke, pray for them. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.