But I will hope continually,
And will praise You yet more and more.
My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness
And Your salvation all the day,
For I do not know their limits (Psalm 71:14-15).
I will go in the strength of the Lord God;
I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only.
O God, You have taught me from my youth;
And to this day I declare Your wondrous works (Psalm 71:16-17).
God of mercy, give Your strength to Linda's son, one of Your children, enfold him in Your love and restore him to the freedom of God's children.
I return to the Lord, my God,
For He is gracious and merciful,
Slow to anger, and of great kindness;
And He relents from doing harm
(based on Joel 2:13).
Lord, look with compassion on all those who have lost their health and freedom. Restore to them the assurance of Your unfailing mercy, strengthen them in the work of recovery, and help them to resist all temptation.
I also lift up Christopher and Angela who are each facing medical issues of their own.
Guide the hands of the surgeon's that will be working on
Lord, You are near to those who have a broken heart,
And save such as have a contrite spirit
(based on Psalm 34:18).
To those who care for them, grant patience and understanding and a love that perseveres. Caregivers need strength as well Lord. Like my father helping my mother and Debbie who is helping her father. It is difficult taking care of someone you love when they are struggling to overcome an illness or other medical issue. Lord, please help the caregivers also find time for themselves so that they can be renewed and refreshed as they care for their loved one. Help them not feel guilty if/when they cannot do it all. Send them the help they need especially at times they do not notice the need.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
(2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer (Psalm 19:14).