Prayer Request

A reader writes:

I’m asking prayers for a friend’s daughter who, after suffering four miscarriages, is 20 weeks into a new pregnancy but has just been diagnosed with cervical cancer. If she can hold on for at least another month, the baby can be delivered before her treatment starts and both may survive.

Father, hear our prayer for the baby’s safe delivery and for complete healing for her mother in body, soul, and spirit.  Grant their caregivers grace, wisdom, counsel, knowledge, understanding, skill, compassion, and the proper technology to assist in this.  Give them and all who love them grace, peace, strength, consolation, faith, hope, and love.  Mother Mary, St. Luke, St. Peregrine, and St. Gianna Molla, pray for them.  We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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  • Anna

    I don’t know if it would help in this instance, but Simcha just wrote something at the Register about cancer treatments during pregnancy and how many treatments are safe for both mother and baby (even though the frequent medical advice is to either abort or delay mother’s treatment). Might be worth looking into.

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  • orual’s kindred

    Prayers for the mother, the baby and their loved ones!

  • anna lisa

    Praying for her, and at mass in the morning

  • Blobee

    St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and charity for his
    creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers.
    Miracles waited on your word, which you were ready to speak for those
    in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I ask you to obtain
    for me the favors that I seek, that this mother may carry this precious child to term, and that her cancer be easily cured.
    The answer to my prayer may require a miracle, even so, you are the Saint of Miracles.
    O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was full of sympathy,
    whisper my petition into the ears of the Infant Jesus, who loved to be
    held in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever by yours.

    St. Anthony is my go-to-saint for the most difficult and intractable of problems. I depend on him a lot. God bless.