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Prayer Request
July 28, 2012 | rashputin

Posted on 07/28/2012 3:06:29 AM PDT by Rashputin

My neighbors could use a lot of prayers for comfort and strength today and this coming week. Their son, a 23 years old Army Ranger, died this past week. The body was supposed to arrive today but has been delayed for some reason. The CO of his Ranger unit and about a hundred guys from his unit are here today and there's a question of how many can stay around until the funeral which is now going to happen on Monday or Tuesday rather than on Sunday as originally planned.

The family is in pretty bad shape over this, as they had just recently spent some time with their son working out how he could move back here. He wasn't going to be able to reenlist because wounds he had received in both Iraq and Afghanistan were causing lingering problems. It had taken them a good while to get used to the idea that he loved the Army and was planning to make a career of it, then when he couldn't reenlist, they were very excited about his coming home. They'd even managed to get him somewhat comfortable with the idea of leaving the Army and moving back here with his wife and son.

This past week he died in his sleep for no apparent reason. The toxicology report was clean and the autopsy didn't show anything obvious so the cause of death is still a unknown. They could use the aid and comfort of prayer help along with the dispatch of a few extra angels to get them through this. Understandably, is father and little brother are having a really tough time of it. His mother and sister seem to be doing OK for now, but knowing them it’s going to all hit them like a ton of bricks once the funeral is over. His wife and three year old son are going to arrive today and I gather they're not holding up very well even though Ranger families have stayed with her constantly since he died. Rangers look after one another like family, so that’s helping a lot. Losing your husband and daddy are still tough, even with the strong Ranger family around you.

Any prayers of comfort and strength for these folks would be greatly appreciated.


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God be with all of the Americans who are in or have been in the military.

Jesus Christ marveled at the faith of the Centurion for good reason because those who serve know what it means to put your life in the hands of your brothers in arms.

1 posted on 07/28/2012 3:06:36 AM PDT by Rashputin
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To: Rashputin

Prayers for all concerned.


2 posted on 07/28/2012 3:14:47 AM PDT by kitkat
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To: Rashputin

Prayers up.

BA


3 posted on 07/28/2012 3:22:35 AM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent, for the coming of the Lord is nigh.)
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To: Rashputin

For the repose of his soul:
Eternal rest, grant him O Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace.

His family is likewise in my prayers. I hope also that the tough times to come bring them closer to Him.


4 posted on 07/28/2012 3:43:15 AM PDT by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: Rashputin

Such hard times for them. Prayers Up!


5 posted on 07/28/2012 3:48:31 AM PDT by TalBlack
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To: Rashputin

Prayers have been sent for comfort and strength.


6 posted on 07/28/2012 3:52:30 AM PDT by llmc1
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To: Rashputin
God of All Comfort, minister to this anguished family in ways which we cannot, yet continue to send the human hands and hearts that are so very much needed. Knit this family together under the banner of your love, that they might be sustained.

Job 12:10 ~ “In His hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.”

Amen ...

7 posted on 07/28/2012 3:55:20 AM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: Pegita

My prayers go out for this family. God Rest valiant warrior.


8 posted on 07/28/2012 4:43:09 AM PDT by Progov
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To: Rashputin

My prayers for all of the family and especially for the son as he will never get to know his father.
May our Lord shine his blessings on this family today.


9 posted on 07/28/2012 5:22:52 AM PDT by Bizzy Bugz
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To: Rashputin

Praying for all now.


10 posted on 07/28/2012 5:31:10 AM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Rashputin

Prayers being said.


11 posted on 07/28/2012 5:48:42 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Rashputin

Prayers up for the entire family, be it by birth, marriage, or baptism by fire. Almighty Father, please comfort the hearts and attend to the needs of all who loved this man. I ask this in the Name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.


12 posted on 07/28/2012 5:56:31 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Rashputin

Prayers up for the heartbroken family, friends and comrades at arms. Godspeed and salute, Warrior.


13 posted on 07/28/2012 6:30:44 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: Rashputin

Prayers for the family. May their son rest in peace.


14 posted on 07/28/2012 6:33:55 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Rashputin; Salvation

I am Prayering for this Family.


15 posted on 07/28/2012 8:55:44 AM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Rashputin; Salvation

I am Prayering for this Family.


16 posted on 07/28/2012 8:55:44 AM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Rashputin

**Their son, a 23 years old Army Ranger, died this past week.**

God bless this family as they cope with the loss of their son. Prayers for all.


17 posted on 07/28/2012 9:32:37 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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18 posted on 07/28/2012 9:44:02 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Rashputin
Sent


19 posted on 07/28/2012 9:52:02 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Rashputin

Lord Jesus,

Rest the soul of the soldier with Thy saints.

May his family be comforted.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


20 posted on 07/28/2012 9:53:16 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Rashputin

Prayers for God’s blessings on all.


21 posted on 07/28/2012 9:56:47 AM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: Rashputin

Prayers for the family, especially his wife and child, and his fellow Rangers. The dedication and devotion of these young men in service to our country is awe-inspiring. There must be a special place in Heaven for him. Rest in peace, young hero.


22 posted on 07/28/2012 10:00:59 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Smokin' Joe

Amen.


23 posted on 07/28/2012 10:14:05 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Rashputin

Prayers, prayers.


24 posted on 07/28/2012 10:39:54 AM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: Rashputin; 4woodenboats; abletruth; Accountable One; Aeronaut; AKA Elena; Alamo-Girl; AlGone2001; ..

Prayer warrior ping.

Praying now. God be with them all


25 posted on 07/28/2012 10:40:09 AM PDT by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: Rashputin

Prayers being said for the entire family, friends, and all trying to support them through this. I pray something can be worked out for those wishing to stay for his funeral.


26 posted on 07/28/2012 10:47:12 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: Rashputin

Lord God, accept this warrior into your heavenly ranks. In Jesus’ name, amen!


27 posted on 07/28/2012 11:29:20 AM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: Rashputin

Prayers for this American Hero and his family.


28 posted on 07/28/2012 11:55:38 AM PDT by mimaw
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To: Rashputin

How many Lord? Please strengthen the family of this warrior. Give them what comfort they can accept for now dear Lord. I know that only you can bestow any level of peace for this family,so thank you Lord, for what you can do, in Jesus’ name. Amen


29 posted on 07/28/2012 5:47:17 PM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: Rashputin

God be with this soldiers family in this time of grief. He is with the angels now. No more suffering. It’s those left behing that hurt the most. I will keep this family in my prayers. RIP Soldier.


30 posted on 07/28/2012 6:04:31 PM PDT by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: Rashputin

God be with this soldiers family in this time of grief. He is with the angels now. No more suffering. It’s those left behing that hurt the most. I will keep this family in my prayers. RIP Soldier.


31 posted on 07/28/2012 6:07:14 PM PDT by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: Salvation

Please take me off this ping list.

Thanks


32 posted on 07/28/2012 7:39:33 PM PDT by Vietnam Vet From New Mexico (If you don't want to stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.)
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To: Rashputin

I join in earnest prayer for this family!


33 posted on 07/28/2012 8:21:22 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Rashputin
What a tragedy for this family. I will offer my prayers for the repose of their dear son's soul and comfort for the family.
God bless them all.
34 posted on 07/29/2012 4:48:23 AM PDT by fatfertile
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To: Rashputin

Prayers sent!


35 posted on 07/29/2012 9:32:28 AM PDT by nandrew
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To: Rashputin

Such a sad, sad story. Prayers up for all of them.


36 posted on 07/29/2012 11:39:10 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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