Skip to comments.Prayer Request for FReeper's Daughter (wishes to remain anonymous)
Posted on 08/29/2010 5:58:35 PM PDT by Salvation
I received this FReepmail Request:
Could you please start an anonymous prayer thread for my daughter, Mary. She took an overdose of Tylenol from which she has survived, but she and the rest of our family need prayers. She is still on the psych ward - was supposed to be discharged this weekend but it didnt happen. Her Fall Semester begins tomorrow - We think its very important for her to get back in the saddle - she is a Deans List student getting ready to start her last semester.
May she have a complete healing
Watch over her Lord.
Prayers for Mary, that God will intervene in her life and become her personal Savior, giving her peace and a new will to live for His glory in whatever capacity He wills so she will be the recipient of true joy and the vessel of His love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
One extra special prayer going out from me tonight.
Please see that she follows up with her primary doctor as Tylenol can cause some damage to her liver. He/she will have to keep an eye on her liver enzymes for awhile. I don’t want to frighten you any more than you are at this moment but it is important that you know what you are dealing with so that your daughter will remain safe. May God’s hands hold you gently and give you comfort. I deal with this type of situation daily so I understand what you are going through. Prayers up!!
Prayers up for Mary! Peace and privacy to the family.
Good advice. I’m very conscious of that and sure this FReeper is too.
I will certainly pray for her and her family tonight.
Prayers for Mary and family.
I do feel sorry for her. I would find out what she really wants to do. Maybe too much pressure. I’m just guessing.
“Her Fall Semester begins tomorrow - We think its very important for her to get back in the saddle - she is a Deans List student getting ready to start her last semester.”
And that can wait. It can wait until she gets help and heals. It is common for family to say, “What’s wrong...get back out there...!” This is wrong. Something went haywire and she has a problem.
She tried to kill herself. She most likely (definitely) has an issue with brain chemistry. It can take a long time to diagnose what exactly is wrong and get her the right help and get her on the right medication.
Right now, the focus should not be on ... “you need to get back in school”! The focus should be on: “What’s the matter and how can we help you to heal without putting more pressure on you?”
I understand that we have a tendency to say, “Help yourself...don’t be weak.”
But mental illness is real and she has it. It’s not a question of pressuring her...especially IF the HOSPITAL says she is not ready.
You have to trust the medical professionals and WHEN she gets out, you wait with open arms and hearts ... not pressure and expectations.
Get over YOUR assumptions that she’s doing something wrong. She’s sick. Something REALLY happened. You almost lost her. It’s not YOUR fault...but it was probably out of her control, too.
Don’t make a mistake and present her with a wall of expectations. Present her with open arms and love and understanding.
I’m sorry, I’d love to be hard and say...”Yeah, she really needs to....”
But the truth is...she doesn’t need to do ANYTHING. She went so deep down into the depths of depression that you almost lost her.
My prayers for Mary and her family.
May I respectfully and humbly make a suggestion? Please consider not asking Mary to get back into the saddle. Something is wrong. I ask you, with God’s help, to give her loving support, time, counseling, and space to find her way back. Don’t worry about the Dean’s list. Someday she may be the Dean.
May Our Father hold Mary and you close to his heart and cover you with patience, courage, and understanding.
Of course, you also have my prayers.
Prayers for Mary and her family.
Your post is exactly right.
Lord of the Powers be with us, for in times of distress we have no other help but You!
Lord of the Powers, have mercy on us. O holy Father, Lover of Mankind and heavenly Physician of our souls and bodies, who hast sent thine Only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to heal all our ailments and deliver us from death: do thou visit and heal thy servant Mary, granting her release from pain and restoration to health and vigor, that she may give thanks unto thee and bless thy holy Name, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
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