Judy, a prayer to offer in Illness and on Recovery from a prayer book I use:
"In sickness I turn to You, O God, as a child turns to a parent for comfort
and help. Strengthen within me the wondrous power of healing that You have
implanted in Your children. Guide my doctors and nurses that they may
speed my recovery. Let the knowledge of Your love comfort my dear ones,
lighten their burdens, and renew their faith.
May my sickness not weaken my faith in You, nor diminish my love for other
human beings. From my illness may I gain a truer appreciation of life's
gifts, a deeper awareness of life's blessings, and a fuller sympathy for
all who are in pain."
And please remember an infant nephew of mine, who is about to undergo a
bone marrow transplant.
Thanks for all you share with this list.
>So I am asking you one more time to put out that positive energy for
>the friend of one of our colleagues. Randy (a former music teacher and
>now technology specialist -- and a good one!) discovered he has
>cancerous lymphoma. At present there are no cells in the bone marrow
>(a good sign) -- but the only treatment available for him now is
>chemotherapy. We aren't asking for miracles here....just some hope for
>the chemo to work and for Randy's energy level to improve. For now ---
>if you want to send some words of encouragement to Randy (you may
>e-mail me off list and I will forward mailto:Jdecker@woh.rr.com )