Dear Faithful Praying Family & Friends,
Thanks to your prayers, I bounced back from surgery and I’m ready to get back in the pool with Stephen–either today or tomorrow!
My bags are not yet packed but I am getting ready for the big day: Monday, 09.21.09: I’m studying for the big test: Dr. Carroll gave me reading assignments on the Clinical Trial and on Chemotherapy; I completed the battery of diagnostic tests [in Tallahassee]; and I’m trying on hats! Seriously! Stephen helped me pick out styles and colors of hats, specially designed to cover my [future] bald head.
In preparation for my big day, dear readers, will you pray this prayer for me?
For the Sanctification of Illness: [From the Book of Common Prayer, Page 460.]
Sanctify, O Lord, the sickness of our servant, Margo, that the sense of her weakness may add strength to her faith and seriousness to her repentance; and grant that she may live with you in everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
I could not help but to notice the alliteration of this prayer:
Sanctification, sickness, servant, sense, strength, seriousness . . .And to this, I add one more: May I learn to suffer well!
P. S. My dear friend, David Brewer, is writing a blog on suffering: www.awellbrewedheart.wordpress.com. Talk about a refining fire!