A Prayer for the Newly Diagnosed (Inspired by Bill) – part 2

May your fears be made less

by the love of

family and friends

May the healers who

treat you

be skilled as well as kind

May you be able to

ask for and accept help

without shame or regret

May you have guardian angels

lighting your way

in the darkest of times

And may God bless you

with courage


and faith

to face

whatever lies



I’m reposting this in honor of a good friend and co-worker of mine who was just diagnosed with breast cancer.  According to the Susan G. Komen website, every 19 seconds, somewhere around the world, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer; in the U.S. a case of breast cancer is diagnosed among women every two minutes; one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.  I am one of those women and blessed to be one of the 2.9 million breast cancer survivors alive today in the U.S.

I originally wrote this when my friend Bill was diagnosed with stomach cancer.  He is still fighting it and going through treatment.  Please continue to pray for him and all those touched by cancer around the world.

For more information on Susan G. Komen or the statistics in the above post, please visit http://ww5.komen.org/uploadedfiles/content/aboutus/mediacenter-2/bc%20facts%20-%20082712.pdf

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Maria Torres
    Jul 20, 2015 @ 02:12:16

    Thank you so much dear friend. Your words are encouraging and have given me lots of comfort…. God bless you for your fiendship and love…. Best,MariaDate: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 13:25:55 +0000 To: m_arens_t@hotmail.com


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