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Unread 02-09-2016, 02:45 AM   #1
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friend just lost her adult son

hi friends,

a dear friend just lost her beloved son, who is right around my age. i don't know details but i know her heart is broken, even with her hope in Christ. he dealt with a lot of stuff, and i don't know the state of his heart or faith. along with his mom, he leaves behind his wife of a few years, and four sisters, father, and a variety of family members.

i know she would appreciate prayers for comfort as they learn to navigate their new reality.

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Unread 02-09-2016, 05:33 AM   #2
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Prayers for the repose and salvation of his soul and the consolation of his bereaved family.

Lord, have mercy!

O Lord, the only Creator, who in the depths of Your wisdom provide all things out of love for mankind, and grant unto all what is profitable: give rest to the soul of the departed, for You, O God, made them and fashioned them, and You are a good God and a lover of mankind, now and forever and unto the ages of ages.

Lord, O Lord, consolation of the afflicted, comfort of those who mourn, and help of all in distress: in Your compassion console those who are afflicted by grief for the departed; heal all the pain of sorrow that lies heavy upon their hearts, and to him who has fallen asleep give rest. For You are the repose of the departed, and to You we give glory: to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
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Advancing from false doctrine to true faith,
illumined with the light of knowledge,
let us clap our hands and offer grateful praise to God in song!
With due honor let us venerate the holy icons of Christ,
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depicted on walls or panels or sacred vessels,
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By the prayers of Your pure Mother and of all the saints,
we beseech You, O Christ our God, to grant us great mercy!
that He may be bountiful and save our souls!

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Unread 02-09-2016, 11:58 AM   #3
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Grace and peace to his family and friends.
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Unread 02-09-2016, 12:08 PM   #4
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Such a horrific loss. I'll be praying for her.
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Unread 02-09-2016, 09:46 PM   #5
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Unimaginable. I will pray for the family.
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