Prayers & Heroines

I attended the Wednesday Noon Eucharist Service at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, which included portions of the “Ministration to the Sick,” from pages 453-461 of the Book of Common Prayer.  In the quiet before the service began, I read the “Prayers for the Sick,” pages 458-461.  I invite you to pray those prayers for me.  Within pages 453-457, there are Scripture Readings.  [I am sure you can Google the Book of Common Prayer, 1979 Version.]

Several of you who have contacted me are my heroines!  You are the women who have taken this path ahead of me and you have reached out to me in compassion and generosity of spirit.  I am trying very hard to keep all names and stories private but you know who you are and your words of comfort and reassurance give me strength!

My Tallahassee friend, Kim, came over last night.  She gave me permission to explain that, two years ago, she had a bilateral masectomy AND elected not to have reconstructive surgery.  She gave me wise counsel & encouragement, answered my many questions, and prayed with me.   Thank you, Kim, for ministering to me!

My cousin, Teresa Van Hoy, whom I have mentioned in this blog, [see below] sent me a text message last week, which reads:  “In answer to your question, I have never regretted not having reconstructive surgery.   I have always felt beautiful and you will, too.” 

As the surgery day approaches, I struggle to be brave so I must ask you to pray faithfully for me all weekend!

On Monday morning, I  report to the hospital at 7 AM and the procedure begins at 9 AM.

I have been meditating on the words of this hymn:

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

In Light Inaccesible, Hid From Our Eyes,

Most Blessed, Most Glorious, The Ancient of Days

Almighty Victorious, Thy Great Name We Praise!



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6 responses to “Prayers & Heroines

  1. Bill & Kristy

    Good morning dear friend! From “Streams in the Desert” June 27 devotional reading: “Summon Your power, O God; show us Your strength.” Psalm 68:28 – The Lord imparts to us the underlying strength of character that gives us the the necessary energy and decision-making ability to live our lives. He strengthens us “with power through His Spirit in {our} inner beings.” (Eph. 3:16). And the strength He gives us is continuous, for He is a source of power we cannot exhaust. “Your strength will equal your days.” (Duet. 32:25) – our strength will last a lifetime. “The Lord is my stength” (Ex. 15:2) to go up. He is our power to climb the straight and narrow path up the Hill of Difficulty as Christian did in Pilgrim’s Progress, and not be afraid.

    Lifting you up in prayer!


    Kristy & Bill

  2. Fr. John Wallace

    Praying for you today, Margo.

  3. Margo, you are in my prayers.

  4. Ivy Miles

    Margo –
    You are in our prayers.

  5. Eun Kwak

    Dear Margo,

    You are in my prayers. Please remember His promise to you:

    Malachi 4:2 for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall.

    Isaiah 53:5 he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

    In His peace and joy,


  6. John and Katherine Bowers

    Margo & Steve,

    We are praying for you guys and for the hands and minds of your surgeons.

    I oft find comfort in Romans 8:28,

    “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God…”

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