My turn to ask for your prayers...

May I ask for your prayers?

On Friday of this week I'll be having bariatric (weight loss) surgery.  I'll be in the hospital for about two days and then recuperating at home for up to two weeks. 

(If you follow the link you'll find another for a video on the procedure I'll be having.  The surgeon in the video is the one who'll be operating on me.)

While I'm confident about this decision and pleased to have finally made it, I would still appreciate your prayerful support.

I'm not sure when I'll feel up to blogging and posting so my place in cyber space will be quiet for at least a while.  In the meantime, you can always visit my blog and check the archive links on the side bar.  I've been blogging daily for eight years so there should be enough there to cover some days off.

With this post, I'll be going off the grid and will begin to write and reply when I'm feeling up to it.

Thank you, in advance, for your prayerful support!


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  1. I owe you! You will have my prayers for so long as you wish. There's plenty on the sidebar.

  2. Prayers on the way. I read your blog each morning. Many days your prayer focuses exactly on what has been on my heart. Funny how it works like that. May your surgery be successful and your recovery quick. With gratitude.

  3. My prayers are with you, Austin.
    Maria Leonard

  4. Yes, absolutely! We've got you, your doctor and surgery team covered PLUS your days of recuperation. <3

  5. Many prayers for you, dear Austin. I have a few friends, both male and female, who have had this surgery, and they have recovered well and had a new lease on life. I wish you health, healing, and strength. Let me know if you need anything.

  6. Father Austin,

    It's my privilege to pray for you...and please know that Our Lady is praying for you, too!

    Thank you for all that you do. May God continue to bless you!

    Your friend and sister in Christ,


  7. I certainly will especially remember you in my prayers this week . Please know that I start everyday praying your post for the day. So, it is my turn to start my day praying for you.
    God Bless and a speedy recovery.

  8. wishing you strength and quick healing. love, eloise

  9. It is an honor to pray for you; your daily prayers have done so much for me and I feel blessed to be able to return the favor; wishing you a good recovery and peace in mind and heart.


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