SPECIAL INTENTION FOR PRAYER
The SIP or Special Intention for Prayer. It is based off the Catholic concept of a Novena. A Novena is a prayer, or set of prayers, that are repeated for 9 days. You can get a much more detailed answer here in the Original Catholic Encyclopedia. Mine are only a week long and are based on whatever I feel God is leading me to pray for. We’ll see how this goes.
This week I want to pray for all those who are caregivers. In particular, I’m thinking of those who are taking care of loved one’s as they go through treatment. I can think of many, but as a for instance, a husband who who is taking care of his wife who is going through chemotherapy for breast cancer. This can put a strain on the married couple’s relationship but also children and extended family. Finances can also be an issue if there is no insurance. Pray for these folks as they navigate the rough seas of life.
Here is my prayer:
You came to earth, in the form of a man, to save us from suffering but also to experience what suffering is. Many of us have family members who are suffering through illness and treatment. Give the caregivers the compassion and patience they need to persevere. Give us the words of comfort to share, and the grace to give themselves when they say the wrong thing. Give them someone to support themselves, a shoulder to cry on and a group to reach out to for prayer.
I pray this in your sons mighty name, Christ Jesus. Amen.
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