We have a number of members who cope with serious ill health of one form or another on a daily basis. That can often involve pain. We are very aware of illness when church members are taken to hospital. But people have to press on with continuous chronic pain and sometimes only close friends know about it.

Lets keep these people in our prayers — those we know about and those we do not. We need also to remember those who live with those who suffer or are close to them. They would love to take away their pain and would gladly share it if they could. It is hard to see others suffer and not be able to help.