Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Prayers Needed

My sister, Simone, has been suffering from cancer for the last 5 years.

My mom called today to give me some bad news.
Simone has a mass of cells growing in her abdomen that is causing the worst pain she has ever experienced. The doctors were hopeful they could operate, but now they say it won’t do any good. There is no hope of stopping the growth, but only slowing it down with chemo. But, even this is a temporary help.

The doctor told them that she was already well beyond the time of survival rate for what the doctor would expect. Therefore, she is already living on borrowed time and is starting to prepare herself for her inevitable death.

So, I ask for these prayers.

  1. Please pray that Simone’s pain may be relieved, if possible, in some way.
  2. Pray for Simone's son, Matthew (Simone adopted him because he was about to be put in foster care and Simone couldn't stand to see another kid get lost in the system), that he might be find some peace in his mother’s suffering and eventual death.
  3. Pray for my mom and dad, who have to watch their child suffer so terribly and cannot do anything about it.
  4. Pray for a happy death for my sister, that she might fly to God’s arms and be out of pain.
  5. Pray for my other siblings, that my sister’s suffering might be a cause of their return to the faith.


Pamela said...

St. Joseph, patron of happy deaths, please pray for Marcel and Simone and their entire family. We also ask for the prayers of St. Monica who knows how to pray steadfastly, especially for the return of lost loved ones.

Will be praying for you all.

Sister Tracey said...

I'm praying, Marcel. God bless you and your sister and family.

Sonia said...

We are all praying and know that this brings us such sadness as we are all part of the Mystical Body of Christ.
Drabek family

Left-Footer said...

Praying of course, and have tweeted for more prayers.

God bless you all.

Fr. Dismas said...

She and her loved ones are in my prayers during this most difficult time.

Denise said...

Praying for your sister as well as you and your family. Will also ask Blessed Father Seelos to pray along with me. He was a valuable intercessor when my husband experienced excruciating pain from cancer.

The Ironic Catholic said...


Jennifer said...

Be assured of our prayers.
Eternal Father, we offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, of your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins, and those of the whole world.
For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.
The Pettibon Family

Tito Edwards said...

Prayers on the way buddy!

Julie D. said...

Marcel, I am so sorry and I am praying ...

A friend asked me to pass this on to you.

Father in heaven, Thy will be done in all things. We beseech Thee; miraculously heal Simone of all her ailments, that she may sing Thy praises with her own strong voice, for many years to come.

Saint Jude, the hour is late and hope grows dim. We beg your intercession for Simone. Use your special place in heaven to beg our Savior for Simone’s miraculous recovery.

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, in earthly life you healed those that were beyond healing. We beg you to pray for Simone, that the doctors and doubters might know the miraculous power of heaven.

O almighty and eternal God, Who in the abundance of Thy loving kindness are wont to give beyond the deserts and desires of those who humbly pray, pour down upon us Thy mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid and granting us those blessings which we dare not presume to ask. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Amen

Betty Beguiles said...

Oh, I'm so, so sorry. My family and I will be praying for your dear sister and for your entire family. God bless you all!

Monica said...

Almighty God, we remember before You today Your faithful servant Simone; and we pray that, having opened to her the gates of larger life, You will receive her into Your joyful service in Heaven, that, with all who have faithfully served You in the past, she may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord; Who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

We are praying for you all.