St Hilda's Anglican Catholic Church Service Times

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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Prayer requests

In an earlier blog post we requested prayer for "Lisa", a 21 year old local girl who was facing a heart transplant. We know some of you were praying for her recovery and strength so Id like to give a brief update.

Lisa had a few little hickups along the way, but is now doing fine physically as far as the transplant goes. She is no longer hospitalised but sharing a house with a loving and supportive person. As expected after such a major ordeal not every day is easy to deal with. But through the love of God, along with talented surgical staff, kind hearted carers, lots of prayer and a generous organ donor, her future is looking so much better. If you kept Lisa in your prayers - THANK YOU.

Most gracious God and Father, we render humble thanks for the restoration to health of Lisa, for whom we lately besought thy loving kindness; and joyfully do we confess that, as thy power is infinite, so also is thy mercy toward them that call upon thee for succour, in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Our little parish of St Hilda's has friends and family at the moment that also need your prayer. A little earlier in our blog we introduced Saint Peregrine (patron saint of Cancer sufferers). At the moment we ask prayer for Dave, Kay and Robert, who are all currently dealing with cancer.

Dave, has been diagnosed with cancer in his hip, prostrate and spine. He is part-way through his hormonal treatment and has been told by the doctors that the cancer in his hip has gone. We hope this is a positive sign of even further cure. Please keep Dave in your prayers.
Kay, has been diagnosed with melanoma which has resulted in huge cancerous growths within her abdomen, She has just finished her 3rd chemotherapy session (possibly her last, depending on the resulting scans). She has been told there is no chance of cure. Please Keep Kay in your prayers.
Robert, has been diagnosed with bowel cancer and is now preparing himself for treatment, he is currently looking at Chemo, radiation therapy and operation. Please keep Robert in your prayers.  

Almighty and immortal God, the giver of life, health and healing:
We beseech thee to hear our prayers for Dave, Kay and Robert, for whom we implore thy mercy. Grant to them, the sense of thy presence that they may have perfect trust in thee, In all their suffering may they cast their cares upon thee, so that, enfolded in thy love and power, and by thy blessing upon them and upon those who minister to them of thy healing gifts, they may be restored, according to thy gracious will, to health of body and mind, and give thanks to thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Remember that family and friends who offer their love and support during these stressful times can also use the strength of your prayers, ask God to help them trust their loved ones to His care and to help them to keep faith.

The image used is Rosa Celeste, an artwork by French painter and illustrator Paul Gustave Doré who lived from 6 January 1832 till 23 January 1883

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