To: MEG33; Joe Boucher; Slip18
I ask God's healing hand on Joe's nephew and protection for Slip 18's nephew.
Joining you in prayer for Joe's nephew, and Slip 18's nephew, MEG. Asking, also, prayers for Amelia's brother, in Fallujah, xzins' son in Iraq, and a FRiend in Balad, taking incoming at their Camp.
posted on 04/07/2004 4:46:30 PM PDT
by Ragtime Cowgirl
(Marine in Fallujah 4/7 to father re. terrorists:"if they have not left town, they are going to die.")
To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Amen.Prayers for Amelia's brother,xzins son and your FRiend under fire.
posted on 04/07/2004 4:49:51 PM PDT
(John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
To: Ragtime Cowgirl; MEG33; Joe Boucher
Thank you all so much. I felt so much better last night knowing so many people were praying for my nephew. If it helps, his name is Allen.
posted on 04/07/2004 5:10:59 PM PDT
To: Ragtime Cowgirl; MEG33; Joe Boucher; Slip18; xzins; .30Carbine; 2ndIDVet; ...
"Joining you in prayer for Joe's nephew, and Slip 18's nephew, MEG. Asking, also, prayers for Amelia's brother, in Fallujah, xzins' son in Iraq, and a FRiend in Balad, taking incoming at their Camp."
BLESSED FATHER GOD,
We place before you at this time all our brave young uniformed men and women and those who stand with them who are in danger in Iraq and elsewhere. We especially place before you petitions of healing for Joe Boucher's nephew who was wounded seriously in Iraq. Reach into each and every wound he has received and at a cellular level heal them. Heal the trauma and shock. If there are physical scars, or emotional scars, or mental scars, or spiritual scars, please intercede and grant healing for all of them. Let this be done for all of our precious veterans who have been injured in war and bear the marks in their bodies and souls. Stand with Joe and their entire family while they stand vigil for this young hero. Stand with all the families of those who have been injured or taken.
We are aware that Slip 18's nephew,Amelia's brother in Fallujah, xzins' son in Iraq, and our FRiend in Balad are among those in danger in this hour. We know that many more are with them. Father, we continue to ask for miracles of protection and mercy for them and their families. We are so very grateful that these have dedicated themselves to the cause of Freedom, and are willing to pay the price. But Father, we petition you that by our prayers and your intercession, you will, by your Grace and Mercy cause that price in the lives and blood of our troops and support personnel to be minimal.
These who are named represent the loved ones of all of us who are in harm's way. We reach out to Heaven and call upon you, our Father, for your help and mercy. We ask that if there is any way possible, that we may fulfill in some way the admonition to "pray without ceasing." If there is a level of our consciousness, or subconcious, or unconscious, or superconscious that we may be engaged in perpetual prayer and petitioning, we ask that we may be guided into how to do this. If it is possible, we offer ourselves to this work. Let us especially be engaged in this, if it is according to your Will and Possibility, even while we sleep and are going about our business in our daily lives. Help us to find moments in the day to place our attention on you and help us to see the larger Vision you have for this nation and the work our beloved troops are engaged in. We pray for the protection of that Vision as well as for the protection of our beloved troops and those who stand with them.
Father, we are mindful of our friends on this forum and elsewhere who are waiting for news of their loved ones. Father, grant that they are comforted and strengthened while they wait. Grant that they have abundant faith and the grace to feel your loving touch in these bleak hours of facing the Unknown. Grant them peace of mind and calmness of spirit. If they are so inclined, as they meditate on the magnificent and merciful heart of our Lord, let there be an upliftment and a grace and miracle of love and comfort which does not come from this world.
We surrender these loved ones to you and trust your compassionate keeping. We ask that all our prayers will be adjusted according to thy Will and that they will be acceptable unto you. Father, we praise you and magnify your Name in the earth!
posted on 04/07/2004 5:49:35 PM PDT
(Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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