Dr. Scott Hahn, a theology professor at Franciscan University, had his colon rupture. Before the surgery a priest made it in time to administer the Sacrament of Anointing of the sick. He had eighteen inches of his colon removed. He had a successful surgery. Scott Hahn’s wife Kimberly said that he is coping well due to being given morphine but tomorrow (meaning today) will be a tough day because he will be forced to get up and move around. She asked for prayer that the stitches hold and no infection sets in. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.
From Dr. Hahn: “Came out of successful two-hour surgery with lots of gratitude and pain. Will be in hospital for next 3-5 days; 2-4 weeks in recovery. Your prayers are greatly appreciated. AMDG”
Here is a prayer for those recovering from surgery.
Blessed Savior, we thank you that Scott Hahn’s operation is safely past, and now he is resting in your abiding presence, relaxing every tension, releasing every care and anxiety, receiving more and more of your healing life into every part of his being. In moments of pain we turn to you for strength, in times of loneliness we feel your loving nearness. Jesus, we ask that your life and love and joy may flow through us for the healing of others in your name. Amen.
Here is a healing prayer.
Jesus, Master Physician of all times, Your Divinity did not require a Ph.D. Eagerly, You resurrected the dead, Restoring the health of the sick. Be it physical or spiritual torment, None were a great obstacle to You: For Your loving power is omnipotent. We ask for Your abounding healing love; Maintain his body and soul vigorous So he may fulfill his daily functions. The world will be conquered by You, All afflictions will be dissipated!