Saturday, November 5, 2011

A prayer for Jim

Hubby's friend has brain cancer. Glioma wrapped around his brain stem. Terminal and not treatable. I really don't know what I expected when I heard he had fallen and had trouble with one side of his body. I thought "stroke," then he said "growth" on his brain and I thought, "My grandmother and aunt has brain tumors and it wasn't cancer and they recovered." Jim is going to be released from the hospital under hospice. He has a son, a few months older than ours and has been his custodial parent since his divorce in 2008. Hubby and I are very sad that his son won't have his father with him anymore. I see how friends and family have stepped in with our friends who lost their Dad in April. I pray that Jim's friends and family keep his memory alive for his son. I will pray every day that Our Lady Wraps her cloak around his son to love and protect him.

Most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you, to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly - for the healing of Jim Ingman and his family, that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.
I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen.

Thank You for your prayers!