for my mom, please? She is having surgery tomorrow to remove lymph nodes in her neck. She had her cancerous thyroid removed two years ago and her doctor recently discovered that the cancer has spread to her lymph nodes. She is very nervous since this is a much longer and more dangerous surgery (it will be approximately 6 hours long).
Specifically pray that she finds peace leading up to the surgery, that the surgery goes well and all the cancer is removed, and that she has a quick and healthy recovery. I'm sure my family could use some prayers for finances as well since she will need to take several weeks off work for recovery (her employer does not have short-term disability insurance so any time off after her vacation days she's not paid for), my dad is taking a week off to be with her (he is paid hourly so does not get paid at all for time off) and they have to pay the deductible for the surgery.
Mary, Mother of God, please ask your Son to be with my mother during this difficult time.