Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Monday, February 04, 2008

Update on Jill

I haven't posted an update on Jill lately, and since I have some newish news, I thought I'd take that opportunity today.

Jill spent part of last week at a major Comprehensive Cancer Center in Texas. She saw one of the foremost specialists in the world, and it was determined that her tumor cannot be removed at this time. It is too close to some major arteries and needs to further shrink -- the doctors there feel that she has not had enough chemo. So, she headed home this weekend to face a more rigorous course of chemo which will hopefully waste the tumor to an operable size.

Your continued prayers are so appreciated. Jill did have a glimmer of hope presented to her, the details of which I am unsure, but the glimmer is God's mercy and your prayers have been beneficial.

Prayer to St. Theresa

O Little Flower of Jesus, you have shown yourself so powerful in your intercession, so tender and compassionate toward those who honor you and invoke you in suffering and distress, that I kneel at your feet with perfect confidence and beseech you most humbly and earnestly to take me under your protection in my present necessity and to obtain for me this favor I ask in Jill's complete healing. Recommend my request to Mary, the merciful Queen of Heaven, that she may plead my cause with you before the throne of Jesus, her divine Son. Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted.

St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, pray for us. Amen.

~~ from "Prayers for Today," published by Leaflet Missal Co.



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