Dear friends in Christ,

Your prayers are requested for Mr. Maurice Wood, dear father of the Rev. Dr. GailMarie Henderson (Jeff) who is hospitalized in declining health in Oshawa. Rev. GailMarie, who serves as the Incumbent of Muskoka Lakes Parish and is on the teaching staff at Thorneloe University, has gone to be with her dad. Rev. GailMarie’s sister, Janice, lives in Whitehorse and is unable to be in Oshawa. We pray that they will know the comforting presence of God through the sustaining power of the Holy Spirit.

“Most merciful God, we bring to you in our prayers Maurice and his family in this time of illness and concern. Give him, now and always, the assurance of your unchanging love; and make your presence real to them, so that they may trust and not be afraid. May they rejoice in the knowledge of Christ’s power resting on them. We ask this in his name. Amen”