Prayer Letter from Alice

02.10.2020

Hello everyone,

When last week’s PL was about to arrive on your screens; the devastating news from Croydon landed very loudly with great disbelief. I have had contact with people involved in this horrendous happening, appreciating our Prayers and as I write, have just received request for Prayer as the Investigation continues, Surrey Police are working alongside The Met. We have transferees from Croydon in Surrey Police. It has been a privilege to meet up with these Officers and will be ongoing. Prayers too for Matt’s family, Colleagues and Friends.

Some months ago, we were Praying for one of our Officers undergoing a Liver biopsy. The outcome to the investigations that followed have only just become clear. Here is what that Officer has just sent to me on an email.

“I remain grateful for the prayers I have received regarding my health journey. Following my liver biopsy in April, I have recently been diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis. The plan is to treat this with immunosuppressants and steroids. However, the biopsy also picked up some possibility of TB. A chest X-ray was thankfully all clear, but there is something called latent TB, which in essence is where the virus cocoons itself in the body and sits there with no symptoms until I guess it does what it wants. I had a blood test last Monday and am currently awaiting the result, which hopefully is negative, so we can crack on with the steroids. My prayer points are for thankfulness for our amazing NHS, for a negative TB result, and that the steroids do not cause any issues with my diabetes (one’s blood sugars can go a bit haywire and one’s hypo signs can be lost).”

“I Praise you because we are fearfully and wonderfully made” Psalm 139:14

Finally, a request for Prayer I have received –

“I think it would be relevant to pray for everyone whose work circumstances have changed through this pandemic. For example, it is easy to take for granted those that we see on a day to day basis. But when you don’t see them, you realise how important they are to you, how much you miss people even if you don’t actually know them that well. After all, we are built to live in community”. National Mental Health Day 10th October.

You are in the Palm of His Hand.

Alice.