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Re: Prayer Requests

Post by Pam » Fri May 01, 2009 8:44 am

LondonLady wrote:I am sorry to say that i am asking for prayer that this stage of dad's life is short and sweet. He has zero quality and no-one would want to end their life in such a way. It is what mum wants for him as well. Well, thanks for reading, he has been a fantastic father, I am lucky.

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for your father, your mother and you, London Lady. Praying for peace for all of you.

And giving thanks for a wonderful father, remember he hasn't just given you good memories, the love and example he's given you will always be part of you.

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Post by Ernest » Fri May 01, 2009 7:13 pm

LondonLady wrote:I don't know why I am posting here as I lost my faith and belief in the good lord a long time ago but I do ask for prayers or thoughts to whomever you believe in for my parents. My dad is in hospital, has been for weeks and the next step will be for him to go in a home. He is more or less gone from us, just a little shadow of a person left behind and not able to communicate. I hope to god that he doesn't know what is going on, the alternative is cruel. I am sorry to say that i am asking for prayer that this stage of dad's life is short and sweet. He has zero quality and no-one would want to end their life in such a way. It is what mum wants for him as well. Well, thanks for reading, he has been a fantastic father, I am lucky.
Londonlady,

For your father, and for you and your family. He has lived for you all as a fantastic father, and husband. He is there still, although you cannot see him.

May the Holy Spirit come to you all and hold you, and comfort you in your sorrow and despair, may the Grace of God be with you all at this difficult time.

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Re: Prayer Requests

Post by Jae » Fri May 01, 2009 8:23 pm

Giving thanks for all that your fantastic father was able to give you...that will carry on all your life ...and holding you all in prayer :votive1: :votive1: :votive1:
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With the folding of hands
There's a spreading of wings
And the soul's lifted up to invisible lands
And ineffable peace .....

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Re: Prayer Requests

Post by LondonLady » Thu May 07, 2009 9:52 pm

Thanks folk - much appreciated. I am immensely sad the whole time and I know he is suffering in a way he can't express. He was asking for a brother of his who died about 30 years ago. Other days tho he can't talk. Not sure which is worse.

How does that fit in with God or is that a stupid q.

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Post by Pam » Thu May 07, 2009 11:08 pm

Not a stupid question at all London Lady. One of the very biggest ones.

There are all sorts of 'theological' answers but through the death of my own parents the thing that has made most sense to me is that whatever the reasons for God allowing suffering, the message of Christianity is that he is in it with us - because Jesus suffered and died as well - and is particularly close to those who are suffering.

I know this isn't really an answer as such, but to personalise it, I do believe that God is with you and with your father, and I do pray that you are able to have a sense of his presence and love at this time.

I hope that doesn't sound glib. it isn't meant to.

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Re: Prayer Requests

Post by LondonLady » Sat May 09, 2009 6:02 pm

Thanks Pam. I know in my heart of hearts that there are no answers, to go hunting invariably screws one up but I appreciate you taking the time to address the issue.

I saw the old boy today. It was pathetic, he is pitiful.

I am grieving the undead.

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Post by Ernest » Sat May 09, 2009 7:47 pm

LondonLady wrote:Thanks Pam. I know in my heart of hearts that there are no answers, to go hunting invariably screws one up but I appreciate you taking the time to address the issue.

I saw the old boy today. It was pathetic, he is pitiful.

I am grieving the undead.

Londonlady,

Showing such Grace and fortitude in the face of so much grief is to me a sign that God is surely with you. As Pam has said, nothing that can be said can change things or give any answers - but please be sure that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and especially for your father, whose near loss you grieve for.

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Post by marybeth » Sat May 16, 2009 3:29 pm

I aked for prayer a couple of days ago, but the post seems to be lost along with a few others. Apologies if it reappears and and this is duplicated, (but you can say double prayers if you like :) )

I would like prayers for my granddaughter. She has epilepsy, and her seizures are not very well controlled at the moment. She is getting very upset with them as they cause her to fall and hurt herself. She asks me to pray that they will stop, and doesn't understand why it is still happening, and why Jesus doesn't do something. She is only eleven and also has a learning dissability, it breaks my heart to see her suffering.
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Post by Ernest » Sat May 16, 2009 5:48 pm

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For Marybeth, and her Grand Daughter.

May the Love of God and Grace of the Holy Spirit hold them both and comfort them.
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Post by Karen » Sun May 17, 2009 3:28 pm

:votive1: For Marybeth and granddaughter.
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Post by Pam » Sun May 17, 2009 3:36 pm

Marybeth and granddaughter.
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Re: Prayer Requests

Post by BabsUK » Sun May 17, 2009 6:19 pm

Bless her; poor little sweetheart :votive1: :angel:
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Re: Prayer Requests

Post by LondonLady » Tue May 26, 2009 2:21 pm

Hello, me again. The bad news is that dad is not allowed to go to the preferred home, his dementia is too severe. This really screwed up a lot of emotions. The good news is we will get him somewhere that is more suitable for his condition. I keep talking about him in the past tense - or third person "does he take sugar". But we may have him with us for years to come, that actually adds to the horror.

It is all very very consuming.

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Post by Karen » Tue May 26, 2009 6:39 pm

:votive1: for you and your father and all your family.

Specialist places really are better but it is so hard to deal with emotionally.

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Re: Prayer Requests

Post by BabsUK » Tue May 26, 2009 7:50 pm

When you say that you are ‘grieving the undead’ my sense that this is true, when a loved one drifts away from us in their conscious we lose them and feel isolated and abandoned and we can no longer reach them, we begin a process and prepare ourselves to let them go.

I pray that God will be overwhelming in your presence London lady that he will be your rock and support, we too will help you all we can, if that is what you wish. :angel: :)
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Re: Prayer Requests

Post by Glo » Wed May 27, 2009 7:07 am

Praying for peace for your dad and the whole family, London Lady. :votive1:
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Re: Prayer Requests

Post by Glo » Wed May 27, 2009 7:10 am

Please pray for A, who lost his wife to cancer last week. She had battled with breast cancer for 13 years, so this was not unexpected - but still comes as a shock.
A is left with 3 children, aged 7 to 13.
The funeral is on Friday.

Please pray that God will heal the pain and help this family to readjust to the trauma and life change.
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Re: Prayer Requests

Post by BabsUK » Wed May 27, 2009 7:48 pm

:votive1: praying for 'A's three children and for the funeral to go smoothly on Friday

God be close, and hold them all close to you :votive1: be in their pain and help this family to readjust to the trauma and life change. :votive1:
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Post by Ernest » Thu May 28, 2009 4:53 pm

BabsUK wrote::votive1: praying for 'A's three children and for the funeral to go smoothly on Friday

God be close, and hold them all close to you :votive1: be in their pain and help this family to readjust to the trauma and life change. :votive1:
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Post by Glo » Fri May 29, 2009 11:25 pm

Glo wrote:Please pray for A, who lost his wife to cancer last week. She had battled with breast cancer for 13 years, so this was not unexpected - but still comes as a shock.
A is left with 3 children, aged 7 to 13.
The funeral is on Friday.

Please pray that God will heal the pain and help this family to readjust to the trauma and life change.
I went to the funeral, which was a beautiful celebration of C's life.
So many people attended, which I think was a real comfort to the family.
It was painful to see the children cry ...

What words of comfort can you give at moments such as this?? :cry:
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Re: Prayer Requests

Post by Jennifer » Sat May 30, 2009 8:08 am

Sometimes words are inadequate and are not needed, just your presence is enough.

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Post by Ernest » Sat May 30, 2009 9:17 am

Listening and being are the essentials, doing practical things for them, which need doing, without being asked. Small things, without words can be felt and appreciated in their distress.

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Post by Pam » Sun May 31, 2009 11:23 pm

Glo wrote:What words of comfort can you give at moments such as this?? :cry:
You can't, but, if you are around, allowing them to cry when they need to without trying to cheer them up, and to talk about her when they need to without trying to change the subject is a big help.

A lot of people shy away from grief and make the bereaved feel guilty for upsetting them.

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Post by Karen » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:16 pm

A number of friends are going through the process of discerning vocations to the priesthood in the C of E.

:votive1: for those still waiting
:votive1: for whom the answer is yes and need to get on with moving houses, schools etc
:votive1: for those where the answer was no
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Post by Ernest » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:36 pm

Karen wrote:A number of friends are going through the process of discerning vocations to the priesthood in the C of E.

:votive1: for those still waiting
:votive1: for whom the answer is yes and need to get on with moving houses, schools etc
:votive1: for those where the answer was no
:votive1: :votive1: God Knows who he is calling - I pray that all those who feel the call, are answered in a way that shows God's will for them!
Where there is hope and love there is life!
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