Monday, January 31, 2011

A Concert of Prayer

Each and every instrument makes a beautiful sound. A collection of  instruments playing together makes a beautiful concert. Individual prayers are like instruments delivering sweet sounds to the ear of God. Collective prayers present a whole concert to Him. Dear family and friends, please join me as I join the blogosphere of pray-ers storming the gates of heaven, asking God to touch and heal Susan of cancer. Click here to join those who will be praying a novena for nine days (nights) in a row, January 31st to February 8th from 8 to 9pm. And if that's not your preferred style of praying, please, please, beseech God in any way comfortable to you on Susan's behalf -- especially during the same days and hours as our Catholic sisters. Our prayers together will make a beautiful concert, a sweet sound on behalf of a sweet sister.

To get to know Susan, read the lovely post about her at or click the link to her blog, Toddler Planet, or click the Lego princess/warrior in the left sidebar.

Oh, I just can't help myself... in case you're not the clicking type here is part of Wrecklamation's blog post honoring Susan --  In my posting on Lymphedema Sleeves, I talked about my friend, Susan Niebur aka Whymommy, who is currently participating in a clinical trial to battle a locally metastatic cancer, her fourth cancer in as many years. Susan is an amazing person. She shines with love. She radiates joy. She makes you want to be a better person. In the short time she has been part of our church community, she has drawn so many people to her, just like moths to a flame. It might be her cheery smile and her ability to see the goodness in life; it might be her obvious love for her husband and children; it might be her wit, her intelligence, her kindness, her gentleness. I'm not sure.

What I am sure of, however, is that many people have expressed to me the desire to pray as a community for Susan. And, as a result, we are joining together starting next Monday, January 31, to say a novena (communal or private prayer, said over nine days or hours). We will say the novena in our church chapel and we are inviting those who cannot be there in person to pray with us between the hours of 8 and 9, every night from January 31 through February 8.

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