Prayer Request and Charity Donation

David Marcoe, a longtime friend and ally, asked me to post a request for your prayers and donations. He writes:

My father lives in the Philippines with his wife. For some time his cancer had been lingering, but to all appearances was manageable. Now, it’s gotten more aggressive, such that he needs an operation as soon as possible. He and his wife didn’t know how they are going to pay for it. I’m reaching out to those that I can to raise the money, and every little bit helps.

Here is a prayer that I think is apt to this petition:

Glorious wonder-worker, St. Peregrine, you answered the divine call with a ready spirit, and forsook all the comforts of a life of ease and all the empty honors of the world to dedicate yourself to God in the Order of His holy Mother.
You labored manfully for the salvation of souls. In union with Jesus crucified, you endured painful sufferings with such patience as to deserve to be healed miraculously of an incurable cancer in your leg by a touch of His divine hand.
Obtain for me the grace to answer every call of God and to fulfill His will in all the events of life. Enkindle in my heart a consuming zeal for the salvation of all men.
Deliver the faithful child of God, Mr. Marcoe, from the infirmities that afflict his body.

St. Peregrine, pray for me and for all who invoke your aid.
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