Some Prayer Requests, Please

It seems like everyone I know (and love) are dealing with health issues or other crisis. I may have mentioned a while back about my father-in-law having a heart attack. Thankfully, he is doing better; however, now my husband (Michael) is ill.

Special Prayer Requests

As many of you know, he is a truck driver. While waiting to pick up a load in Texas he started getting really sick and had bad pains in his stomach. When the pain became unbearable, he when to the emergency room to have it checked out. The next thing he knew, he was transferred and admitted to another hospital with talk of needed surgery.

As of now, he doesn’t need the surgery but they are keeping an eye on him. Without giving out too much info, he has issues in his intestines and possibly his liver. As a previous transplant recipient, this situation can potentially be serious; however, right now he is stable and doing okay.

The rough part is him being so far away in Texas. I just thank God for FaceTime because at least Andrew and I can “see” him several times a day!

Also, the mother of a friend of mine had a stroke. She is currently in an acute rehab and doing okay. It is rough on my friend because her mother is elderly and she has to take on a lot of extra responsibility.

And, yesterday morning, I found out that the grandson of a woman I am friends with through church has been in a serious motorcycle accident.

Of course, we can’t forget the victims of the earthquake in Japan. My goodness, the many prayer needs are almost overwhelming.

So, If you can, please pray for all these intentions. And and all prayers would be much appreciated. On a happier note, my dad’s birthday is tomorrow (April 19), so if you could say a prayer for him that would be nice, too. 🙂

THANK YOU!

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7 Quick Takes: Lenten Randomness

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May I start with a prayer request? One of my dear friend’s father was confirmed with stage 4 lung cancer. I believe he is only in his 60s. Please not only pray for him but for his family. Thanks.

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Reminder for those of you who participate in the First Friday Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, today is First Friday. 😉 If you don’t participate in the First Friday devotions, Lent would be a good time to start!

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While I am at it, tomorrow is  First Saturday which is traditionally devoted to Our Lady. Lent would be a good time to start the First Saturday devotions, too.

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A beautiful song that is perfect for Lent: (It is 4 minutes and 21 seconds)

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There are 31 days until Easter Sunday. Andrew’s birthday the 31st and so falls on Easter Sunday this year. He is absolutely thrilled and excited to have his birthday on Easter and is counting the days. Not that he would be any less excited if his birthday didn’t fall on Easter. 🙂 Every year since he was three he has been counting down to his birthday starting in January! Remember those days when you were excited for your birthday to come?!

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What are you making for dinner for this Lenten Friday? If you are looking for ideas, here is a list of some meatless recipes. Still, I’m always looking for new recipes, especially for meatless ones for Fridays because we forego meat even outside of Lent. I don’t want to fall into the rut of having pizza or fish sticks every week. Tonight I’m using a shrimp recipe that Jen (Conversion Diary Jen) shared a while back. (Scroll down to #6 to see the recipe.) It is ridiculously easy to make and so good. I’ve made it three times so far and it’s been a big hit every time.

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Finally I thought I’d share this website that I found called Praying Lent. It has prayers and other resources such as an online Lenten Retreat. I haven’t delved that far into the website yet, but what I’ve seen so far looks good.

God Bless you!

For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (March 25, 2012)

Here’s this week’s contributions to RAnn’s weekly Sunday Snippet meme (As always, come check out other Sunday Snippet posts, or join in with your own):

My web host was having server problems – again, {sigh} so I only have two post this week and one was not exactly “Catholic-ly”. (Like my made up word!

The first was a small prayer request for the mid-term I had to take this week.

The second was a celebration of spring: 10 Things I Love About Spring.

 

A Mini-Prayer Request, Please! UPDATE

**Just to let you know, after a little adventure I was able to take the exam. I think I did very well but it dawned on me afterward that no matter how hard I try, my handwriting is pretty bad. So, now, I’m praying she will be able to read my answers! Oh dear.

Many of you know that I have gone back to college to finish getting my bachelor’s degree in English. Well, today I am taking my first mid-term exam after I don’t know how many years for my short story class. I know the material pretty well, I think, and have been studying. Still, I’m a bit nervous about it.

Could you spare a moment to say a quick prayer that I do very well on the exam? I’d ask that you pray that I get a perfect grade, but I’m a little more realistic than that. I’ll be happy with an A- 🙂

After my seven weeks of preparation for today’s feast of St. Joseph, I’m absolutely counting on his intercession! St. Joseph, pray for us!

Thanks so much for the prayers. When I get done I’ll try and update on how I think I did.

Please Pray for my Hubby – Update

My husband was admitted to the hospital Saturday night (early Sunday morning). After being sick for several days, he went to the emergency room on Thursday, but was released several hours later with no diagnosis. Instead of getting better he got worse and wound up back in the emergency room around 4pm Saturday afternoon. They did a CAT scan and discovered an infection, so they decided to keep him overnight.

When we went to visit him this morning, we found out that they discovered a mass on his stomach. The are keeping him until tomorrow at least until they get an x-ray and ultrasound done. They did the x-ray (no results, yet) today and doing the ultrasound tomorrow.

Please pray that they discover what the mass is AND that whatever it is, it isn’t serious. In the meantime, husband is comfortable and thanks to the pain medicine, very happy and loopy. 🙂

Thanks so much!

UPDATE: The ultrasound showed no mass, just inflammation, praise God. After some hefty antibiotics, my husband is home and feeling much better. He was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon and back to work Thursday. Such a relief! Thanks again for the prayers!