Jean wrote: "Joe is not doing well at all. They cannot do the bypass surgery, since he is still precarious and would not survive the surgery. They were thinking of putting in stents as a temporary measure, but Dr said that, also, would be dangerous. Jim is at hospital today. At least he understands what the Dr is telling him. I was there yesterday and will be back there tomorrow. If you believe in prayer, please pray for Joe." Bad news. Not sure is it's Joe or Jim understanding what the doctor is saying.
I sent Jean a list of everyone currently on my prayer list. Unsurprising she isn't certain I pray. Here is my prayer, from Paul the Apostle in Romans:
For I am convinced that neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future,
nor any powers,
neither height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God
that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Not even our own doubts are sufficient to separate us.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." Thomas Jefferson