Sunday, February 26, 2012


From David@Montreal:
beloved Giants
grounds for gratitude: my dear Mam who will be 90 this November woke from a nap to incapacitating pain in her back, yesterday after getting back from Church.unable to get out of her chair, there was a phone within reach and she called one of my sisters who lives out in the burbs near her and who has a car.
taken to the hospital, turns out she has a fractured spine, has been given medication for the pain and is staying with one of my four sisters overnight.
at her age it could have been a lot worse, so i am profoundly grateful.

i will be going out tomorrow to spend the day with Mam and get a better idea of what we need to do to support her during her convalesence.
in the meantime, I would also beg your prayers for the people of Syria and most particularly for the people of Homs who are being bombarded mercilessly by the tyrant, 24/7
a Muslim friend asks that you ask not only that the people of Syria be delivered, but that the extreme violence which has been inflicted on the people of Syria become a teaching moment for the Islamic leadership.

thank-you my beloved Giants
love always-always Love
From me:
For members of my family who are going through a difficult time.

For positive results from medical tests for me. (Don't worry - nothing life-threatening.)
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom

Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfil now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.

(Book of Common Prayer)

Image at the head of post courtesy of Paul the BB.


motheramelia said...

Prayers David, for your Mom, for you and all your family.

Marez said...

prayers ascending

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Prayers for the well being of your Mom and your family during healing time...prayers ascending for the people of Syria, may they find their way to peace and peace of mind.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thank you all. The prayers are much appreciated.

Fran said...

I always keep David and his beloved Mam in my prayers. Now I am going truly focus my heart on them both with love and towards God. Oh - and the people of Syria, how tragic.

Bonnie said...

May all God's very tender mercies surround all of you. And may your Mam's care givers have wisdom, skill, sympathy, patience and love.

And, I can't say better than what Leonardo has already said for Syria.

it's margaret said...

Prayers for all.

JCF said...

Yet More Prayers.

Paul said...

Continuing prayers.