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!
8 responses to “Alliteration”
Margo, Thanks for the mention. Suffering well is an ongoing challenge isn’t it? Christ and the ancients are our great models. Praying
From my required reading on chemotherapy and Herceptin, I think it will be “a long obedience in the same direction.” That first race was a sprint. I’ve got to prepare for the marathon!
Reading your blog is an encouragement. I am praying for you. In our weakness, He is strong.
Thank you, Jennifer! I know many family & friends with the lovely name, “Jennifer.” May I ask your last name?
Sorry, I meant to post that! I hope to come to Soup night this semester.
I very much hope that you & Wade will be able to join us!
Margo, Although I have not been keeping up with your blog as well as I’d liked, I am so thankful treatment is going well. You have such a great outlook on this, and I can see your faith is as strong as ever. You are truly blessed and my heart goes out to you and your family! As you continue this road of recovery, I will be keeping you in my prayers. Lots of love!!
Thanks so much for writing! And for your prayers! I would love to get caught up with you! Please let me know whenever you are in town! In the meantime, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.