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Prayer request for my oldest brother
March 18, 2014 | Neil E. Wright

Posted on 03/18/2014 9:06:57 PM PDT by Neil E. Wright

I am asking for prayers for my oldest brother, and the patriarch of our family since the death of our father many years ago.

I just returned home from two days visiting my brother, RMC(SS) Douglas A. Wright, USN (Retired), in the hospital where he is dying from COPD.

Growing up, he was always my mentor. He is the one who took me to see the Navy Recruiter in 1969, when I quit HS at 17. During the 10 years of my service, we served in the same location several times, and I had a standing invitation to join him and his family for dinner.

In January, he was admitted to the hospital in Northern California. He was in the hospital on his 70th birthday in February. The doctors didn't expect him to make it to his 49th wedding anniversary, which was yesterday.

Last month he was given a trachea tube, and the respirator has been doing his breathing for him since.

When I arrived on Sunday, my nephew picked me up at the airport and took me directly to the hospital.

I spent all day yesterday with him, his wife and my nephew's family, and we celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. The nurses in the ICU got together and presented his wife a small cake to celebrate with.

All during the day yesterday, I spent the time with him, and called all of our brothers and sisters that I could get ahold of, so they could tell their brother "good-bye".

I had my laptop and used it to view with him some pictures our cousin posted on the web, of him in the 40s, 50s, 60s and some up into the 80s.

I got to show him pictures of my daughter and grandchildren.

I caught the return flight home this morning, completely drained, emotionally and physically.

I am asking the prayer warriors to remember my brother. Pray that when they remove the respirator in a day or two, and let nature take its course, that he'll pass quickly and peacefully into the hands of God.

Thank you all.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: brother; prayer; prayerrequest; veteran
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1 posted on 03/18/2014 9:06:57 PM PDT by Neil E. Wright
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To: Neil E. Wright

Honored to pray for your brother. Prayers up!


2 posted on 03/18/2014 9:08:56 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Neil E. Wright; ConorMacNessa; onyx; JustAmy; Kathy in Alaska; trussell; Brad's Gramma; Syncro; ...

Prayers up, my brother. God bless.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 9:11:39 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Heartfelt prayers for you and your family


4 posted on 03/18/2014 9:12:33 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Neil E. Wright

God bless your brother, he is in my prayers..and thank him for his service to our country I salute him


5 posted on 03/18/2014 9:12:59 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Neil E. Wright

Prayers for your brother, you and your families.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 9:13:28 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Very sorry to hear this Neil.

Prayers for your brother and his family.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 9:15:16 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Neil E. Wright

God bless and keep you and your honored family


8 posted on 03/18/2014 9:17:06 PM PDT by advertising guy
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To: Neil E. Wright

You got it FRiend! Your brother sounds like an awesome individual.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 9:19:01 PM PDT by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: Neil E. Wright

May the choirs of angels surround your big brother in his last moments on this earth and escort him joyfully into the arms of our Savior and may He grant you peace and strength in you sadness.


10 posted on 03/18/2014 9:24:44 PM PDT by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Prayers sent!


11 posted on 03/18/2014 9:29:00 PM PDT by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Will do. Prayers for you and your family.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 9:30:20 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Neil E. Wright

prayers up.


13 posted on 03/18/2014 9:30:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

God bless you & your family. Prayers sent your way.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 9:32:29 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks - literally or metaphorically, you decide.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

I pray for the peaceful passing of your dear brother Douglas. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.


15 posted on 03/18/2014 9:34:33 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Neil E. Wright

joy to your brother as he passes heavenward.

i pray that He provide you and your family His grace, strength and comfort as you mourn your beloved brother.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 9:36:43 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Neil E. Wright

Prayers up.


17 posted on 03/18/2014 9:37:14 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Prayers done


18 posted on 03/18/2014 9:37:25 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Prayers for your dear brother Douglas.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 9:41:10 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: dcwusmc

P I N G


20 posted on 03/18/2014 9:43:20 PM PDT by Neil E. Wright (An OATH is FOREVER OathKeeper III We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: Neil E. Wright

May God grant your brother fair winds and following seas as he sails to his final home port! I enlisted in the navy in 1968 and was a RM like your brother. God Speed!


21 posted on 03/18/2014 9:54:09 PM PDT by longhorn too
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To: Neil E. Wright

Your brother, you, and the rest of your family have my prayers. May God bless you all with His comfort and peace.


22 posted on 03/18/2014 9:57:43 PM PDT by SouthernClaire
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To: Neil E. Wright; Jim Robinson; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; ...
Prayer Warriors needed for Neil E Wright's brother.....

Prayers needed for a peaceful passage Home.....

23 posted on 03/18/2014 10:01:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Neil E. Wright

My prayers are with you, your brother Douglas, and your entire family. May the Lord welcome him and grant you all peace.


24 posted on 03/18/2014 10:02:16 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Neil E. Wright

Prayers offered. God Bless.


25 posted on 03/18/2014 10:09:31 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

My prayers to your brother for a smooth, transition into God’s embrace when that time comes. My prayers to you, and the family members he helped to guide and support.


26 posted on 03/18/2014 10:28:17 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Neil E. Wright

My prayers are with your family. May God give you all His peace that passes understanding.


27 posted on 03/18/2014 10:28:52 PM PDT by Grammy (Save the earth... it's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Prayers for your brother’s suffering to be eased.


28 posted on 03/18/2014 10:29:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Prayers for a good man.


29 posted on 03/18/2014 10:33:20 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Neil E. Wright
Prayers for your brother and your family.

-Cajun-

30 posted on 03/18/2014 10:34:02 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

We Thank Jehovah God for the Blessings sent before
we asked. Thank You Jehovah God for our earthly brothers,
and Thank You Jehovah God for sending Your Son Jesus to
be our Eldest Brother and Savior.


31 posted on 03/18/2014 10:35:48 PM PDT by DavidLSpud
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To: Neil E. Wright

Prayers for your brother and also prayers for you, Neil. Give thanks to God that you were given so many years to enjoy your loved one, and have faith you will see your brother again, for Jesus tells us it will happen. Death is a doorway we must all go through, but on the other side we are reunited again in the glory of Heaven and the joy of life everafter. I have lost most of my family and so can tell you firsthand that it will take time to get over your grief. Have faith that feeling of a giant emptiness will slowly fill with memories of the wonderful kind. It will take time to look back and be able to laugh about your times together, but that time will come as certainly as the sun comes up, and one day you’ll suddenly realize with a smile that God has filled up that emptiness with love - love for you.

May God’s Grace shine on you and uphold you in your sorrow and may He bless your brother and bring him quickly home. Amen.


32 posted on 03/18/2014 10:39:38 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Neil E. Wright

Prayers up.


33 posted on 03/18/2014 10:41:09 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Neil E. Wright

Lifting him in prayer.......God will take care of him.


34 posted on 03/18/2014 10:46:42 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Neil E. Wright

My prayers are offered up to Our Savior for you brother Douglas and for the entire family.

May GOD provide all comfort to you and your family.

I offer a Salute to your entire family.

SFP2(DV) 63-67.


36 posted on 03/18/2014 10:56:29 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Neil E. Wright

My you and your family find comfort during this sad time and may your loved brother find peace to carry him on his next journey. My prayers are going up.


37 posted on 03/18/2014 11:12:05 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Prayers of comfort for your brother as his time nears. Prayers for you and your family as you deal with your loss. He sounds like a wonderful man.


38 posted on 03/18/2014 11:13:19 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


39 posted on 03/19/2014 1:45:50 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Neil E. Wright; ransomnote; Jim Robinson; Irish Eyes; Sarah Barracuda; TADSLOS; smokingfrog; ...

Well, your brother was part of our military on earth and soon he’ll be part of His military in Heaven.


40 posted on 03/19/2014 2:38:33 AM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Jim Robinson

I remember how Doug came over to our house in 1969. After I quit HS and he sat me down at the kitchen table, and we talked for a couple of hours. The next day he took me down to see the Navy recruiter, and I got the forms for the old man to sign, so I could enlist at 17. A few weeks later, I was on my way to boot camp in Great Lakes, IL. Then, some months later, after I finished boot camp and was sent to “A” school, and Doug and Merle were also at Bainbridge, MD. I used to go to the riding stables on my time off, and then went from the stables to their house for dinner. Merle complained about me coming straight from the stables and smelling of horses. :) .... Then, years later when we were both stationed in the Philippines at the same time. Doug was always there for me, as a mentor, and as a friend.


41 posted on 03/19/2014 2:50:34 AM PDT by Neil E. Wright (An OATH is FOREVER OathKeeper III We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Prayers for your brother, and you and your family, for comfort, solace , through this most difficult time- And may your brother’s journey home to the Lord be peaceful -Lord hear our prayers.


42 posted on 03/19/2014 3:06:11 AM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Joining in prayer for your brother Douglas. Praying also for you and your family.


43 posted on 03/19/2014 3:17:01 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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Prayers for your brother and entire family. May Jesus be with you all, forever. Amen.


44 posted on 03/19/2014 3:20:27 AM PDT by grimalkin (We are a nation under God. If we ever forget this, we are a nation gone under. -Ronald Reagan)
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45 posted on 03/19/2014 3:21:51 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Prayers lifted sir, for your brother and for your family, with thanks for your service.

May God keep watch over you all in this hard time.
Tatt


46 posted on 03/19/2014 4:20:19 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Prayers up for your dear brother, and for you.


47 posted on 03/19/2014 4:41:51 AM PDT by LambSlave
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To: Neil E. Wright

Prayers said and will continue to be said for your brother and all family.


48 posted on 03/19/2014 4:48:24 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Prayers for your brother and all of your family, Neil. God bless.


49 posted on 03/19/2014 4:57:46 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Lifting you all up in prayer.

It is my honor to do so.


50 posted on 03/19/2014 5:00:04 AM PDT by left that other site
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