The past few days I have been trying to deal with some pain, pretty bad pain. Last October I had surgery for my endometriosis and well, I guess I thought that I wouldn’t have to deal with problems for a while but I guess…. I don’t know…. it looks like I may have a problem with one or more ovarian cysts. I thought I had another infection but that wasn’t it. That would have been easy to fix. I am supposed to get an ultrasound this week to find out what exactly the problem is. To be honest I am a wee bit depressed since this occurred out of the blue. Plus, my doctor was away so I had to see one of his partners. The fill-in was really nice but I really like my physician so I was disappointed when I heard that he was away on vacation. Maybe I am depressed because the doctor gave a suggestion on how to suppress the endometriosis but I am conflicted as to whether or not I should take him up on it. Maybe it’s because I have been dealing with this dreadfully painful disease for 15 or 16 years. Even though I am a bit depressed I am trying to look to God for guidance along with His grandmother St. Anne. St. Anne is a Patroness of Mothers, against Sterility, for Conception Difficulties, Infertility, help of the Pregnant, Women in Labour, and Grandparents.
Here are a couple of prayers that I am going to start praying daily:
Good Saint Anne, you were especially favored by God to be the mother of the most holy Virgin Mary, the Mother of our Savior. By your power with your most pure daughter and with her divine Son, kindly obtain for us the grace and the favor we now seek. Please secure for us also forgiveness of our past sins, the strength to perform faithfully our daily duties and the help we need to persevere in the love of Jesus and Mary. Amen.
GLORIOUS SAINT ANNE,
Filled with compassion for those who invoke you and with love for those who suffer,
heavily laden with the weight of my troubles, I cast myself at your feet and humbly beg you
to take the present affair which I commend to you under your special protection.
(Mention the request.)
Deign to commend it to your daughter, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and lay it before
the throne of Jesus, so that He may bring it to a happy issue.
Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted.
Above all, obtain for me the grace of one day beholding my God face to face, and with you and Mary
and all the saints, praising and blessing Him for all eternity.
Pray for us, St. Anne. that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let Us Pray
O Almighty and eternal God, who chose St. Anne to bring into the world the Mother of Your only Son,
mercifully grant to us, we beseech You, who devoutly honor her memory, grace to obtain through her merits,
the blessings of eternal life. Who lives and reigns the world without end.
Good St. Anne, mother of her who is our life, our sweetness and our hope,
Pray for me. Amen.