World Arthritis Day
A short introduction (1:05) on the impact of arthritis:
Here's a link to the Versus Arthritis YouTube channel which has lots of short and informative films about this condition. VERSUS ARTHRITIS YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Arthritis is not a condition faced just by older people. This LINK takes you to an excellent resource about young people living with arthritis!
A PRAYER FOR THIS DAY (available here as a 1:00 video)
we place before you all who are living with arthritis:
we ask for your comfort when times are hard; when the pain is intense; when everyday activities are impossible;
we pray for all who care for those with arthritis;
that their compassion will be a source of strength;
we pray for all who encounter people living with arthritis;
that they will seek to develop their understanding and respond kindly and justly;
we pray for medical professionals - especially those researching treatments and cures;
that they will be relentless in their quest to make life better for others.
We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN
St. Julie: pray for us, protect us and bless.