12/30/2008

Time's on for Anne -followup on prayers.

Sometimes I wonder just what value there is in working on this blog. But when I posted "Time out for Anne," and asked for prayers if there were any loose and available,  I got over thirty comments, all prayers sent and received.  Whatever other reasons for the blog, you have all become a community of prayer for Anne, for which I am grateful. Thanks.

I saw Anne yesterday in her room in the health care wing of the retirement community in which she has lived for twenty-three years. I told her of the prayers and she said about the prayers, "I can almost feel it...it's almost sensual."  Shortly after that she made the decision to undergo surgery on her hip.  I had to hold back the tears of joy and peace in order to make sure I got the words down right. Then of course I was amazed by her words.

So thank you all so very much for your kind words and for your prayers. Hopefully today or tomorrow she will have the surgery and we will pass on to the next phase.

29 comments:

  1. Now, why should you be surprised Mark? We are all family, you know.

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  2. Tell her we are stickin' with her, come hell or high water!

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  3. So glad to know Anne can feel the prayers. I will continue to pray for Anne and her surgeon and nurses and, of course, for you.

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  4. Prayers continuing for Anne. It is a privilege to do so.

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  5. Tell her we are stickin' with her, come hell or high water! K

    My thoughts exactly!

    Love to your Mom...what a brave person and I like the ¨sensual¨ part...it´s true (that ought make some of the puritans zealots cross their legs and dashoff for a quickie tent revival)...whew! God is good!

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  6. Love your blog, even though I don't usually comment. I am a non-realigner and I look to you and Jim Simons to make some sense of it all for me. I am sure you have other readers who don't comment either, just check in daily to read your insights. And, of course, blessings to Anne, and you.

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  7. Well, there you are, then. You're right. Blogs mean a lot to people, especially to genuinely hopeful lurkers who "come out" whenever it really counts. Carry on, Anne, and stay in tune with the movement of...oh, I don't know...shall we just go ahead and call it, "Spirit", Mark?

    Blessed sixth day...

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  8. Prayers ascending for Anne's successful surgery, Poet Mark.

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  9. Mom had hip surgery at 90 and was ambulatory for another three years. Prayers still with Anne and all of you. And yes, we are a caring community.

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  10. And Prayers Ascending from Pasadena ... for Anne AND for her baby boy!

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  11. That's wonderful, Mark. I'll be happy to continue to remember her in prayer.

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  12. Mark, I've been going through with my 92-year-old mother something quite similar to what you are going through with your mum. I wish you both the best, and will keep you in my prayers. Happy New Year to you both from Palm Springs, California.

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  13. Prayers continue. Take good care of each other.

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  14. May I commend Psalm 27 to you and your dear mother?

    With continuing prayers

    Observer

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  15. Nom de Plume31/12/08 9:23 AM

    Blessings, Mark, on you and your mum.

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  16. Prayer is so powerful a force, it can even penetrate cyberspace. So, the prayers continue to ascend and travel to wherever Anne and you and your family are and lift you up before the presence of our healing and loving God.

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  17. Prayers continuing --- when I was very sick I could feel the prayers bearing me through the days. It is sensual --- also could feel them pouring into my body in an almost visual sense of stars (like those sparkly confetti bits used to decorate or toss).

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  18. In my thoughts and prayers

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  19. We are a community at prayer for many as we gather in various blogs this Incarnation Season. And on this there appears to be no division.

    Continued prayer Padrecito.

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  20. Fr. Mark,

    Of course we prayed. I suspect without any thought to which side of various divides we are on. That is what makes TEC the amazing community it is, and what makes schism so horribly sad.

    They are hard decisions these medical choices. I underwent angioplasty stenting right before Christmas. I am a diabetic cancer survivor: for me the risk of stroke the cadio folks breeze by is elevated and terrible. But we choose as we do. Anne is a brave woman and I honor her choice

    It is good to be alive.

    I shall remember her especially Friday and over the weekend as she deals with the trauma.

    FWIW
    jimB

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  21. Prayers are continuing for Anne, you and the entire family.

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  22. Prayers for Anne and her fine priest of a son
    offered from Montreal


    David

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  23. The prayers continue for her and your family. As for your blog, it has helped explain the wackiness of 'AnglicanLand'. Blessing to your family...and for a successful surgery.

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  24. Continuing prayers for Anne and all who love her.

    "Virtual" community IS community, as we have discovered again and again.

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  25. Prayer and more prayer for Anne, for her doctors and other caregivers, and for you, Mark.

    Y'know, it's beautiful to see, how EASILY we can cross our divides, when one of us is in need.

    Makes me wish we could do so more often (Sigh). Lord, let it be!

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  26. Mark,

    Prayers out to Anne and your family. And thank you for reminding me that when we set aside our differences, we can still pray for others as if with one voice.

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  27. I told her of the prayers and she said about the prayers, "I can almost feel it...it's almost sensual."

    Mark, I know the feeling. Anne is absolutely right. "...it's almost sensual."

    I continue to pray for successful surgery for Anne, that God guide the hands and minds and hearts of her medical attendants and sustain Anne during and after the surgery.

    I pray for God's peace that passes understanding for Anne and all those who love her.

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  28. Mark, I usualy read without commenting, but this is what makes the community a community. Prayers for you and Anne and all those who love and care for her.
    Marilyn in Tulsa

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