Many of you have already seen the call to prayer on FB or my sister Anne's blog, but please bear with me...
My sister, Mary, is in need of some serious prayer warriors.
But she is also sensitive about her personal info, which is why I haven't blogged about this much or shared it as my FB status until recently.
Mary's cancer (melanoma) returned after a six year hiatus. She is 32, Steubenville grad (what's up with that? We are a UD family, mostly.) married, no kids.
Long story short, we're praying for a miracle.
She is surrounded by love and family.
We are driving to STL this weekend and most every weekend until further notice.
Meanwhile, my parents are asking that everyone pray the prayer card for The Servant of God, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, Prelate of Opus Dei that Mary be healed of all cancer, and live a long and happy life with many children, and they are asking that she be healed this Sunday, the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. When asking for a miracle, they are very specific.
Will you please join me in praying this prayer for her cure sometime before this Sunday? It would mean so much to me and my family.
The prayer is as follows:
O God, merciful Father, you granted your servant Alvaro, Bishop, the grace of being an exemplary pastor in the service of the Church, and a most faithful son and successor of Saint Josemaria, the founder of Opus Dei. Grant that I too may respond faithfully to the demands of the Christian vocation, turning all the circumstances and events of my life into opportunities to love you and serve the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Deign to glorify your servant, Alvaro, and through his intercession grant me the favor I request…(here make your petition). Amen.
Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory be to the Father.
If you can spare a prayer, for her, for her husband, for my family, many, many, thanks.
And please pass this message on to any prayerful people you know.
I totally owe you.