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Post by Josie » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:44 pm

Please may I ask for prayers for my younger brother. He's having a difficult time at the moment due to a break up with his girlfriend.

He's had such a rough time and has been easily led in to living a selfish and wilful life. So many people have turned their backs on him in the past. I've always said that I would never give him anything other than my love as his sister. We have been distant in the past but he always knew if he came to me in love I would always accept him. I try to keep in mind the story of the man and his brother who Jesus tells him that if his brother sins against him seventy seven times, that he should forgive him seventy seven times.

He's really tried hard since a daughter arrived and does his best to see her when he can. He's tried hard to make amends with his Dad (who he was completely estranged from) for the sake of her. This girlfriend was the icing on the cake for him and he really seemed to be putting his life straight. He was even starting to ask me about getting his daughter baptised.

He says he's messed it up and his thoughts seem to be taking a very dark turn. I'm very worried about him. There is a history of depression and suicide in our family. I've asked him to come visit me so that he can have some quiet family time.

Please pray for God's grace to get him through this and not fall back in to his old ways.

Thank you all and prayers of thanks for you and i-church being here.
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Post by Ros » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:46 pm

:votive1: :votive1: praying for you both

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Post by Joyce » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:08 pm

:votive2: :votive1: :minicandle:
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Post by Ernest » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:02 pm

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Post by Nicodemus » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:34 pm

I will pray for you both. I pray our Father will give you all the strength you need to support your brother. Our family ties are so important.

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Post by Jae » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:53 pm

for you both Josie :votive1: :votive1: :votive1:


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Post by Josie » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:32 am

:votive1: Praying deeply for strength, patience and compassion. Today is being a big test of my character. :cross:
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Post by Jennifer » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:19 am

Hi Josie,
I pray for you, your brother, and your niece;
:votive1: Lord, please give Josie all the strength she needs to support her brother during this difficult time. Lord please help Josie's brother get through this tough situation and give him the strength not to fall back in to his old ways. Please give Josie the strength, patience and compassion she needs to support her brother.
In Jesus' name,
Amen :votive1:

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Post by Isobel » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:52 am

:votive1:
For you and all your family

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Post by Emle » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:23 am

Jennifer wrote:Hi Josie,
I pray for you, your brother, and your niece;
:votive1: Lord, please give Josie all the strength she needs to support her brother during this difficult time. Lord please help Josie's brother get through this tough situation and give him the strength not to fall back in to his old ways. Please give Josie the strength, patience and compassion she needs to support her brother.
In Jesus' name,
Amen :votive1:

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Post by Glo » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:14 pm

:votive1: :votive1:
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Post by truthseeker » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:19 pm

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Post by Josie » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:26 am

((hugs)) Thank you everyone and thank you for the lovely prayer.

He went missing yesterday. He'd asked to come to church with me then didn't show up. There was no answer on his phone. As typical of me I feared the worst. It turns out he'd been drinking. I didn't find out until late last night when his friend posted a picture on Facebook.

I'll keep praying and trying.
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Post by Jae » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:23 pm

Josie :hug: :hug: :hug: and keeping you all in my prayers :votive1: :votive1: :votive1:
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Post by Pam » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:10 pm

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Post by Isobel » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:52 pm

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Post by Andy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:14 am

:votive1: :votive1: I was in Chuch today and i lit a candle for you both with a New Year Prayer that i hope will help and support you.God Bless
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Post by Josie » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:05 pm

Thank you so much. xxx
It turns out there has been some trouble and the police are involved. Hopefully we'll find out on Tuesday if anything comes of it.

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Post by ecobarry » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:20 pm

As you know we keep praying for you all. :votive2: :votive1: :minicandle:
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Post by Isobel » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:12 pm

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Post by Joe Parrish » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:42 pm

:praying: Josie's brother :praying:
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Post by Emle » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:08 am

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Post by truthseeker » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:12 pm

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Post by Ros » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:34 pm

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Post by Josie » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:25 pm

<3 xxx Thank you, I've had no news yet. I can't seem to get in touch with him or his dad.

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