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BREAKING: Pro-life, pro-family Evangelical leader Chuck Colson dying, prayers requested
LifeSitenews.com ^ | 4/18/12 | John-Henry Westen

Posted on 04/18/2012 10:24:57 AM PDT by jettester

LANSDOWNE, Va., April 18, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Jim Liske, CEO of Prison Fellowship Ministries, gave the following update this morning to the staff and supporters of Prison Fellowship, Justice Fellowship, and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview:

“Dear Friends:

It is with a heavy, but hopeful heart that I share with you that it appears our friend, brother, and founder will soon be home with the Lord. Chuck’s condition took a decided turn yesterday, and the doctors advised Patty and the family to gather by his bedside.

(Excerpt) Read more at lifesitenews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bornagain; chuckcolson; churckcolson; colson; conservative; prayer; prayers; prisonfellowship; prolife; redemption
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Please pray for our friend and brother Chuck.
1 posted on 04/18/2012 10:25:03 AM PDT by jettester
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To: jettester

OH Father God, be ever so close to our dear brother in Christ. We want him here, but You oh Lord, know best. Your time is perfect.


2 posted on 04/18/2012 10:27:28 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Ping to prayer lists


3 posted on 04/18/2012 10:29:13 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: jettester

I am praying, but just so sad that we’re losing a great one on this side. Tired of losing the good ones on earth. :(


4 posted on 04/18/2012 10:30:41 AM PDT by freeagle
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To: jettester

Heartbreak here! God remain with Chuck Colson.


5 posted on 04/18/2012 10:32:24 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt IS Galt. (& Always has been.) 1144 isn't hear, yet!!!!)
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To: freeagle
I am praying, but just so sad that we’re losing a great one on this side. Tired of losing the good ones on earth.

The earth will be losing a multitude of Christians soon enough. I hope you're among us! :)

6 posted on 04/18/2012 10:33:59 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne
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To: jettester

Prayers for his family as well as the rest of us who will miss his ministry here on Earth. My his passing be peaceful as he joins our Lord at Home.


7 posted on 04/18/2012 10:35:59 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: jettester

Prayers on the way up


8 posted on 04/18/2012 10:41:17 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: jettester

This man’s life has meant so much to so many. He was stricken while at the lecturn... he went down with his guns blazing. An example for us all. May God continue to use his life as a benefit to others. A true giant in God’s kingdom.


9 posted on 04/18/2012 10:44:05 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: jettester

So sad. I’ve enjoyed many of his books.

May God comfort his family.


10 posted on 04/18/2012 10:45:12 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: jettester

Praying for peace and comfort for the Colson family as this husband and father, who was a warrior for Christ, leaves this race to worship at the feet of the Savior


11 posted on 04/18/2012 10:45:18 AM PDT by Texas56
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To: jettester

Prayers being said.


12 posted on 04/18/2012 10:45:39 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: jettester

Chuck Colson is a great man.

Long ago he settled the question of who his Master was.

His Master compelled him to remember those in prison, and he did so, helping untold thousands of prisoners, their wives, and their children.

His Master will be promoting him to Heaven soon.

His Master gave him forgiveness and a new direction in life. This direction helped many to see the Master in a real and personal way.

Thank you, Jesus, for saving Chuck Colson. We know that “Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his saints. “

We ask that you comfort his wife and children and all who You allowed to be touched by this man. Give them strength from You, in a supernatural way, to face the days ahead without him.

Thank you for the promise of reunion after death, because You defeated death and Hell for us. Praise be to Your name, forever and ever.

Amen.


13 posted on 04/18/2012 10:50:30 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: jettester

Sad news.

Godspeed, Chuck.


14 posted on 04/18/2012 10:52:14 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: jettester

I so hate hearing this. The sad thing is it sounded like he was making good progress after the surgery; even talking. I wonder what happened?

Prayers up.


15 posted on 04/18/2012 10:54:25 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: jettester; Salvation
Nos prières à Dieu augmentent pour Chuck Colson et sa famille.
(Our Prayers to God increase for Chuck Colson and his family.)

Notre Père qui es aux cieux,
Que ton Nom soit sanctifié, que ton règne vienne,
Que ta volonté soit faite sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donne-nous aujourd'hui notre pain de ce jour.
Pardonne-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi à ceux qui nous ont offensés.
Et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation, mais délivre-nous du mal.
Car c’est à Toi qu’appartiennent le règne, la puissance et la gloire,
pour les siècles des siècles. Amen

Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

16 posted on 04/18/2012 11:00:29 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: jettester

Oh no. Prayers for him; he was a real warrior but full of charity. I loved reading everything he wrote.


17 posted on 04/18/2012 11:03:31 AM PDT by livius
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To: jettester

Prayers!


18 posted on 04/18/2012 11:06:26 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: jettester

Prayers for Dear Brother Chuck.

He was a profound influence upon me in my early Christian Walk.


19 posted on 04/18/2012 11:14:26 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: jettester

Wow, this is sad news indeed. I pray for Chuck and his family.


20 posted on 04/18/2012 11:15:51 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: jettester

I’ve always respected Colson for his active repentance for the things he did under Nixon and for his ministry that resulted.

A good man. May the Lord’s peace be upon him and his family.


21 posted on 04/18/2012 11:17:52 AM PDT by Jedidah (So we have a choice: Ken & Barbie or C3PO & the Wookie. Is this really the best we can do?)
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To: jettester

Prayers for Chuck, family and friends.


22 posted on 04/18/2012 11:28:23 AM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: Jedidah

“As Chuck would say, ‘Remain at your posts and do your duty—for the glory of God and His kingdom’”


23 posted on 04/18/2012 11:30:18 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: jettester
what a shame, he got a bad deal too

the stuff that they get away with now would make Coulson worthy of promotion these days

24 posted on 04/18/2012 11:31:15 AM PDT by KTM rider
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To: KTM rider

His promotion is very close. The evil ones got their promotion here which last for just a moment, his is forever.


25 posted on 04/18/2012 11:35:31 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: jettester

Chuck Colson was very instrumental in my own spiritual awaking about 12 years ago. I stopped listening to sports radio shows and tuned into WYLL. I HAD to listen to his 2 minute Breakpoint spot every morning just before 7am.

Always provocative, concise & right on target for God’s Truth. WYLL stopped carrying his Breakpoint broadcasts & I fell out of the habit of listening to him but I still love reading his books.

Truly a giant in Christian leadership!

Prayers Up!


26 posted on 04/18/2012 11:37:57 AM PDT by ne1410s ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill)
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To: jettester
Heavenly Father, may your dear servant yet remain with us; nevertheless, thy will be done.

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

May the Spirit of Comfort surround Chuck and his family, and all who love him, with the warmth of Christ's love. Amen ...

27 posted on 04/18/2012 11:44:07 AM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: jettester; 185JHP; 230FMJ; AFA-Michigan; AKA Elena; APatientMan; Abathar; Absolutely Nobama; ...
Urgent Prayer Request

Chuck Colson has taken a turn for the worse. Please keep Chuck and his family in your prayers.

Thank you and God Bless.

28 posted on 04/18/2012 11:45:05 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: ne1410s

Been a dedicated contributor to Angel Tree for years and I try to keep up with the daily BreakPoint, last was 04/05/12, “Resurrection Hope,” a repost from April 10, 2009. God Bless you Chuck and God Speed my friend.


29 posted on 04/18/2012 11:48:52 AM PDT by thepoodlebites (and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.)
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To: wagglebee

Prayers going up!


30 posted on 04/18/2012 11:52:10 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: exit82

Amen


31 posted on 04/18/2012 11:52:57 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: jettester

A great man of God...


33 posted on 04/18/2012 12:01:45 PM PDT by thingmaker
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To: jettester

Prayers up for him.


34 posted on 04/18/2012 12:03:23 PM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: jettester

Prayers for Mr. Colson and that his suffering be eased.


35 posted on 04/18/2012 12:03:23 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: jettester

God be with Chuck Colson.


36 posted on 04/18/2012 12:05:01 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: jettester
I feel very downcast by this news, even though I know Chuck Colson is a man with a Christ-changed heart who became a real beacon of hope for those who had "ears to hear."

Dear Lord God, please help, save, and embrace your servant.

37 posted on 04/18/2012 12:15:03 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Starting wth Moses and the prophets, He explained what was in all the Scriptures concerning Himself.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

“The earth will be losing a multitude of Christians soon enough. I hope you’re among us! :)”

It took a minute to realize what you meant. Yes, methinks sooner rather than later.

And also prayers up for Chuck and family.


38 posted on 04/18/2012 12:16:22 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Dr. Thorne, I believe you are correct that we are the generation that will witness the return of Christ.


39 posted on 04/18/2012 12:17:02 PM PDT by Josa
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To: jettester

The man who boasted he would “walk over my own grandmother” to get Nixon reelected. Seems like he reformed after his prison term and went on to be a good citizen, but we should remember the bad along with the good.


40 posted on 04/18/2012 12:38:39 PM PDT by Poundstone (A recent Federal retiree and proud of it!)
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To: Poundstone

Do we have to remember the bad right now?


41 posted on 04/18/2012 12:44:45 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: jettester; wagglebee; Alamo-Girl; Amityschild; AngieGal; AnimalLover; Ann de IL; aposiopetic; ...

Wellllllll

when I read the headline to the ping . . .

my immediate feeling was that his time had come.

Sad for us. Good for him.

No more OThuga beleagured Republic for him.

Only THE KINGDOM OF OUR LORD AND KING HERE ON OUT for him.

PRAISE GOD.

He fought the good fight his latter years.

He bore much fruit.

PRAISE GOD.

PRAISE GOD.

Sigh . . .

Now for the rest of us . . .


42 posted on 04/18/2012 1:10:54 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

Well said, Quix.

As always.


43 posted on 04/18/2012 1:20:12 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Dr. Thorne
The earth will be losing a multitude of Christians soon enough. I hope you're among us! :)

Amen. RAPTURE READY? I can't wait.

44 posted on 04/18/2012 1:23:01 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: jettester

So much heartache for such a good man.


45 posted on 04/18/2012 1:23:07 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Poundstone
.....we should remember the bad along with the good.

If you're a Christian, does God? Does HE "remember" your evil? If you're one of his... NO! So why should we make a "special effort" remember what this man did? You want to throw rocks at folks, look in the mirror first. This man was one of the people most directly responsible for bringing ME to Jesus Christ after I read his first book. I'll always be grateful for that.

46 posted on 04/18/2012 1:28:39 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: jettester; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...
 
Catholic Prayer Ping!
Please address your prayers to jettester; 
If you would like to be added to this Prayer Ping list, please Freepmail me.

47 posted on 04/18/2012 1:52:24 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: All

Prayers for the Colson family as they face this change in their lives. May the Lord, himself, walk with them.


48 posted on 04/18/2012 1:53:08 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ExSoldier
If our Lord is calling Mr. Colson to his home in Heaven,
then his mission here is complete.

let there be Peace, and comfort for those he leaves behind for one day they will join him as we ALL will.

My prayer is that as he walks the lonely walk alone, through the Valley of Death, peace will be granted to him.

49 posted on 04/18/2012 1:54:31 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: haircutter

Soon he will be with is Savior:

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
calling for you and for me;
see, on the portals he’s waiting and watching,
watching for you and for me.

Come home, come home;
ye who are weary come home;
earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, come home!

Why should we tary when Jesus is pleading,
pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not his mercies,
mercies for you and for me?

Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing,
passing from you and from me;
shadows are gathering, deathbeds are coming,
coming for you and for me.
(Refrain)

O for the wonderful love he has promised,
promised for you and for me!
Though we have sinned, he has mercy and pardon,
pardon for you and for me.
(Refrain)

See you on the Other Side, Chuck!
PJ


50 posted on 04/18/2012 2:02:49 PM PDT by duckbutt (Those who pay no taxes have no check on their appetite for services.)
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