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Prayer Request
Self ^ | 05 January 2007 | mkjessup

Posted on 01/05/2007 6:55:11 PM PST by mkjessup

My FRiends, I would be very grateful for your prayers in behalf of my Dad whose health has taken a turn for the worse right after Thanksgiving, and even more so in the past few days. Dad is 81, a veteran of World War II in the Pacific Theatre, he served as a munitions expert, Browning Automatic rifleman, and finally as a medical corpsman before being wounded and sent home. He continued to serve our Nation in the Department of the Army his entire working career. He has been the finest Dad I could ask for and my life has been blessed by being his son. I have asked God what I believe my Dad would want me to ask, which is that God's Will be done. My own human desires and needs want to see my Dad restored completely to health and bounce out of his hospital bed, which would honestly require a miracle at this point. Dad is quite frankly suffering from old age, injured hip (did not require surgery), kidney infection, loss of appetite, one moment completely lucid, next moment, not quite so good. My Mom is holding up well all things considered, she and my Dad have been inseperable and happily married 53 years last month, I wish for them many more on this Earth, if that is part of God's Plan. I thank you and as my Dad would say, 'May the Lord be with you'.

Best Regards,

MKJ


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1 posted on 01/05/2007 6:55:14 PM PST by mkjessup
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To: mkjessup

Prayers being said for your father & family. ~~Pandora~~


2 posted on 01/05/2007 6:57:39 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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To: mkjessup

I Understand, as I am of your Generation, and my Parents are of your Father and Mother's gneration


3 posted on 01/05/2007 6:57:46 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Democrats don't have a plan)
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To: mkjessup; Salvation

mk, it is a privilege to pray for your dad and for God's blessing on him. I do so with gratitude.


4 posted on 01/05/2007 6:59:01 PM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: mkjessup

As requested, it has been done.


5 posted on 01/05/2007 6:59:52 PM PST by Socratic (A family is more than a matter of genetics.)
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To: mkjessup

Prayers up.


6 posted on 01/05/2007 7:01:16 PM PST by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: mkjessup

Prayers up for your Dad, may he recover and have more time with you and your Mom.

Prayers for you and your Mom, as you wait to see what God has in mind....may God give you strength and comfort during this time.

sleuth


7 posted on 01/05/2007 7:04:33 PM PST by Txsleuth (FREEPATHON TIME--Please become a monthly or dollar a day donor!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Ping


8 posted on 01/05/2007 7:05:07 PM PST by Txsleuth (FREEPATHON TIME--Please become a monthly or dollar a day donor!!)
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To: mkjessup

mk, Prayers up for your father, and for you and your family.


9 posted on 01/05/2007 7:05:23 PM PST by Mrs.Liberty
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To: mkjessup

Prayers for a miracle for your dad, and prayers for your family.


10 posted on 01/05/2007 7:07:18 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: mkjessup
I wish for them many more on this Earth, if that is part of God's Plan.

I know that feeling well. My prayers for your dad. My only advice to you, is what was given to me, when we found out my dear daddy was terminal. Do not let ANYTHING go unsaid. I would sit by his bed, and tell him over and over again how much I loved him, what a great dad he had been, and after he could hear me no more, begged him not to leave me. Selfish I know, as he is in a much better place now.

Hopefully, your dad will overcome this crisis, my Mom now is going through something similar. Strength be with you my friend, and to your entire family.

11 posted on 01/05/2007 7:08:10 PM PST by LisaMalia (God Bless President Bush and our Troops....and GO BUCKEYES!....)
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To: mkjessup

done. ;o)


12 posted on 01/05/2007 7:08:17 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: mkjessup
I ask in my prayer that Our Lord God grant your family peace and quiet for this difficult time in your lives.
You sure are a proud son, with every reason to be...prayers especially for Gramma, it is she who needs them most.

Your pal,
ishabibble
13 posted on 01/05/2007 7:08:55 PM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: mkjessup


Your Dad has my prayers.


14 posted on 01/05/2007 7:09:07 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: mkjessup
Prayers up from Texas and a candle lit for you:

Burning a Candle for mkjessup's Dad

Light An FR Prayer Room Candle

15 posted on 01/05/2007 7:14:18 PM PST by Rte66
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To: mkjessup
Prayers for your Hero Father and also a Prayer for your Mother and her children...
16 posted on 01/05/2007 7:15:57 PM PST by tubebender ( Everything east of the San Andreas fault will eventually plunge into the Atlantic Ocean...)
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To: mkjessup
Prayers for you and your family.
17 posted on 01/05/2007 7:16:41 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: mkjessup

You are all in my prayers. I lost my dad (a WWII Normandy Vet) a little more than a year ago. He had been through so many health issues the last few years of his life that even though I did not want to lose him so soon, it was still a relief for me to see him finally at peace. It is difficult I know and I too didn't know what to pray for except God's will be done. God be with all of you.


18 posted on 01/05/2007 7:17:46 PM PST by YellowRoseofTx
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To: mkjessup

Your Dad sounds like a wonderful man! Prayers of strength for your Mom and your family!


19 posted on 01/05/2007 7:19:24 PM PST by fishergirl (Proud mom of an Iraq war veteran - to all our veterans Thank You and God Bless)
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To: mkjessup

Prayers offered for your hero Dad.


20 posted on 01/05/2007 7:22:04 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: mkjessup
Holy Lord,

Thank You for the blessing of having a loving earthly father. We confess that You have enriched MKJ's life through the strong and nurturing character of this patriot who served his country and his family. We are grateful that a wonderful appreciation has been established in this family and that in spite of health problems, this father knows that he is loved and cared for by his wife and children. Now, Father, we ask that according to Your will, You allow him yet a little more time on this earth, for we know that Your hand can heal instantly or gradually as You direct. We pray that by Your grace You would allow him to tarry just a little, granting him renewal and strength for the additional time. Lord, You are sovereign, and there is nothing too difficult for You. We exalt Your Holy Name and commit this family to You, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

21 posted on 01/05/2007 7:26:52 PM PST by Faith
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Prayers along, mkjessup. God Bless your Dad, and I thank him for his service ...
22 posted on 01/05/2007 7:29:13 PM PST by gonzo (I'm not confused anymore. Now I'm sure we have to completely destroy Islam, and FAST!!)
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To: mkjessup; Texas Termite; manna; Okies love Dubya 2; Fawnn; Harmless Teddy Bear; Kathy in Alaska; ...

A situation a lot of us will be finding ourselves in...if we've not already. It's a real shame to be losing so many of these fine men and women.

God bless your Dad, your Mom, you mkjessup and your family...

I've called in Logan's Prayer Warriors. Finest group of folk I know on FR. We'll pray for all of you, OK?


23 posted on 01/05/2007 7:33:20 PM PST by Brad’s Gramma (Get right with God....eternity is a long time.....)
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To: mkjessup

You are in my Prayers too Mk. Keep us posted.


24 posted on 01/05/2007 7:34:56 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Democrats don't have a plan)
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To: mkjessup

Prayer bump


25 posted on 01/05/2007 7:35:12 PM PST by Tribune7 (Conservatives hold bad behavior against their leaders. Dims don't.)
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Prayers for your father and your family, mkjessup.

My mother is 91.There were a number of times when I worried that a decline in her health might be permanent or that an illness or injury might prove fatal.

It's surprising how often an older person can "bounce back," just as anyone younger might (though it could take longer, and juggling meds and treatments can be complicated.)

God Bless you and yours.

26 posted on 01/05/2007 7:35:49 PM PST by syriacus (If 3000 deaths is an indication to "cut and run" Truman, would have abandoned Korea in 5 weeks.)
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To: mkjessup
As your father desires, I will pray, "God's will be done"

This is what I pray for all prayer requests, truth be known.

Because God's will is what is best for all believers.

27 posted on 01/05/2007 7:38:38 PM PST by realpatriot (Some spelling errers entionally included!)
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To: mkjessup

Prayers up.


28 posted on 01/05/2007 7:47:33 PM PST by kitkat (The first step down to hell is to deny the existence of evil.)
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To: mkjessup; Brad's Gramma

Prayers are offered for your Dad, Mom, and you.

When we surrender to God's Will...we are filled with His Peace.


29 posted on 01/05/2007 7:48:35 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (Thanks be to God from Whom all Blessings flow..........)
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To: mkjessup

Prayers have been offered up for your father and all his family. May our Lord touch upon him and bring him healing. Lord, I ask that You touch upon the members of his family and provide for them comfort as they deal with the ill health of this brave American Hero. Amen.


30 posted on 01/05/2007 7:48:48 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier fighting the terrorists in Iraq)
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To: Faith

Amen. Beautiful prayer.


31 posted on 01/05/2007 7:50:48 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier fighting the terrorists in Iraq)
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To: mkjessup

Prayers sent in honor.


32 posted on 01/05/2007 7:52:22 PM PST by groanup (Limited government is the answer. Now, what's the question?)
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To: mkjessup

Praying for his complete recovery.


33 posted on 01/05/2007 7:53:45 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: mkjessup

God bless you, your dad, and your family. God bless his medical caregivers. God bless them all.


34 posted on 01/05/2007 7:54:15 PM PST by Texagirl4W (Jesus came to forgive sin, not to accept sin.)
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To: mkjessup

Prayers for all of you.


35 posted on 01/05/2007 7:55:11 PM PST by JennysCool (Well done, President Ford.)
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To: mkjessup

Prayers Up,,,

GOD Bless...


36 posted on 01/05/2007 7:57:19 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: mkjessup

Prayers for your dad and for you, as well. It's hard to say goodbye but it could just be his time. Courage, my FRiend. I will pray for God's will to be done.


37 posted on 01/05/2007 8:08:05 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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Well folks, I'm going to call it a night here but I expect to be up early and will update you all on whatever is new on Dad, I have tried to send private responses to everyone to keep the thread 'clean', if I missed anyone please know that the oversight was unintentional and I thank each and every one of you for your kind words, your inspired prayers, your human decency.

I hope that each of you will know and believe me when I say that your kindness will not be forgotten, and that you will be remembered in my prayers, and I pray God's Blessings upon you all.

Good night for now (11:10 pm EDT), and see you all sometime in the morning!

Best,

MKJ


38 posted on 01/05/2007 8:11:36 PM PST by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: mkjessup

Prayers on the way for all of you. God's will can be hard to accept, even when we know it is best. I think God appreciates our attempts to be obedient.


39 posted on 01/05/2007 8:13:30 PM PST by Dianna
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To: mkjessup

God bless you and your folks. May God's mercy be abundant and His comfort be strongly felt by you all. I thank our good Lord for men like your father, in whose debt we all stand. My family will pray for you.


40 posted on 01/05/2007 8:18:38 PM PST by Ol' Sox
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How heartwarming - to hear such sweet words about your father and mother. I know that I wanted my father to stay with me when it was his time to leave us. I sat by him and reminisced stories about our special times not sure if he could even hear me. We never know what will happen MKJessup, but I pray that the time you have with him is sweet even though this is very hard for you. I pray that Lord will restore his health, and at least keep him comfortable as possible. May the Lord comfort your hearts during this difficult time. God bless you.
41 posted on 01/05/2007 8:25:40 PM PST by sasha123 (Jack's Back - 1/14)
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To: mkjessup

God help Dad and family.


42 posted on 01/05/2007 8:25:54 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: mkjessup
All our love and prayers are with you, your mom and family. Know that you are not alone in this grand design.
43 posted on 01/05/2007 8:27:17 PM PST by late bloomer ( Neglegere homo pone aulaeum. semi-retired warlord)
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To: mkjessup

Prayers for your family and for healing for you Pop.


44 posted on 01/05/2007 8:34:54 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (All I want for Christmas is a new tag line.)
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To: mkjessup

Prayers on the way for your Dad and your family.


45 posted on 01/05/2007 8:46:54 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: mkjessup
mjkessup, My Dad, a Scottish lad...a Mechant Marine man who was D-20. You were considered D-Day service within 60 days of serving then. He was anchored right outside of Utah Beach. My Dad, My Hero..passed away 1 day before he and my Mom's 58th wedding anniversary. A father of 11, grandfather of 20, great grandfather of six...we miss him so much. I pray for your family. He passed two years ago this March and I look at and kiss my favorite picture of him daily as if I was kissing his bald head in person. God Bless your family and I am praying that your dear Dad is surrounded by your ever-loving devotion to him because he surely is so deserving! God Bless and sleep well.
46 posted on 01/05/2007 8:50:01 PM PST by jhw61
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To: mkjessup

Prayers coming, MKJ. I know how painful all this is because I lost my Navy dad in 1976. Sometimes it feels like yesterday...


47 posted on 01/05/2007 8:50:55 PM PST by Humidston
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To: mkjessup

Thoughts and prayers Take good care of your mom.


48 posted on 01/05/2007 9:01:05 PM PST by lonestar (Me, too--Weinie)
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To: mkjessup

My parents are 87. I'll pray for you and yours along with mine.

God Bless you all.


49 posted on 01/05/2007 9:03:50 PM PST by bannie
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To: Bahbah

Thanks for the ping!


50 posted on 01/05/2007 9:09:06 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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