Gracious God, we give thanks for today’s encouraging news about Michael’s recovery from his injury and surgery and renew our prayers that his path to healing and wholeness will be straight and smooth. By your grace, restore our brother to his home and family, for his sake and the sake of those who love him best, and to his ministry, which is to proclaim with boldness and joy your way of love. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

This word came this morning from The Episcopal Church: “Following his Dec. 4 surgery for a subdural hematoma, Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry is alert and talking, and his surgeon reports being happy with his progress. Bishop Curry sends his gratitude for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support for him and his family during this time.” The photo, by Canon Janet Reinecke Kawamoto, shows Bishop Curry preaching in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles in 2019.