My Dad went into the hospital on Saturday due to heart valve problems. He has been degenerating for a while, now things have gotten critical. The doctors finished the angiogram finished this morning, and Dad will be needing his aortic valve replaced. The surgeons have warned us, this will be a very critical surgery, due to his extreme need and general weakness. The surgery is at 7:30 am, Feb 19 in Springfield, MO. I would appreciate prayers for him.
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who during Your brief life on earth went about doing good to all men and women, be merciful to my father in this his hour of special need.
O Divine Healer, Your tender heart was ever moved at the sight of pain and affliction. I beg of you, if it be your holy will, to help him regain his strength. Send forth healing to all who suffer, as well, whether in mind or body. Grant to each of us that peace of mind which You alone can give.
Sanctify, O Lord, those whom You have called to the study and practice of the arts of healing, and to the prevention of disease and pain. Strengthen them by Your life-giving Spirit, that by their ministries they may sustain my Dad.
O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers: Mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to Your servant the help of Your power, that this illness may be turned into health, and our sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.