I'd like to ask everyone to send all the positive prayers and energy you can to one of our blogpals, SF author Tobias Buckell, as he's in the hospital with a cardiac issue. He's young, he sought medical attention promptly, and his attitude is upbeat, which is a big part of the battle. Still, it's a scary situation, and any good thoughts you can send his way would be much appreciated.
The Hebrew faithful have a beautiful prayer for the sick that a friend taught me many years ago. Here's the English version:
May the One who blessed our ancestors --
Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
Matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah --
bless and heal the one who is ill: Tobias.
May the Holy Blessed One
overflow with compassion upon him,
to restore him, to heal him,
to strengthen him, to enliven him.
The One will send him, speedily,
a complete healing --
healing of the soul and healing of the body --
along with all the ill,
among the people of Israel and all humankind,
soon, speedily, without delay,
and let us all say: Amen.