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Prayers for my Dad (vanity)
2-2-2014 | Self

Posted on 02/02/2014 8:16:50 PM PST by floridavoter2

I just wanted to request some prayers for my dad who is dying of cancer. He is expected to pass this week. He's in his 60s and has been fighting this for about a year. It's hard to see him in these last moments, struggling to breathe and communicate.

I also feel so bad for my mom who is working hard to make him comfortable. Fortunately, there isn't much physical pain but I kind of wish he didn't know he's dying. I want this situation to be over, yet I don't want to see him go. Not like this. Anyway, any prayers for him, his soul and my mom would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.


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1 posted on 02/02/2014 8:16:50 PM PST by floridavoter2
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To: floridavoter2

May the God of all Comfort be with your dad, your mom, your family and give them peace. May the Great Physician in Heaven give wisdom to the medical staff. Amen


2 posted on 02/02/2014 8:19:01 PM PST by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: floridavoter2; Tired of Taxes

Prayers up!


3 posted on 02/02/2014 8:19:18 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: floridavoter2

Your family will be in my prayers tonight. May God ease your father’s suffering and the pain of losing him.


4 posted on 02/02/2014 8:19:50 PM PST by texas_mrs
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To: floridavoter2

Prayers up bro


5 posted on 02/02/2014 8:19:55 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: floridavoter2

Prayers for your Dad. Love each other fiercely.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 8:20:16 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: floridavoter2

Lost my Father-in-law last year similarly. All I can say is be thankful for your Dad and that he will pass with little pain. God Bless you and may the Lord’s Peace descend on him and those around him in his room!


7 posted on 02/02/2014 8:21:06 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: floridavoter2

I’m very sorry your family is going through this right now.

I know it’s tough, and my heart goes out to each of you.

Life is wonderful in-between the pain. Just let your dad know how great he has been for you, and you can’t go wrong.

If there have been rough spots, ignore them. Remain positive and you’ll look back feeling good about how you said good-bye.

God willing, you’ll meet again.


8 posted on 02/02/2014 8:21:23 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: floridavoter2

I’m so sorry. I will include your dad and all of your family in my prayers.


9 posted on 02/02/2014 8:21:27 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: floridavoter2

“O Lord,
support us all the day long of this troubled life,
until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes and the busy world is hushed,
the fever of life is over and our work is done.
Then, Lord, in your mercy,
grant us a safe lodging,
and a holy rest,
and peace at the last,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
AMEN”.


10 posted on 02/02/2014 8:21:34 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: NEWwoman

Prayers lifting for your Dad, FRiend, and for you, your mom and family.

May God keep watch.
Tatt


11 posted on 02/02/2014 8:22:06 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: floridavoter2

Prayers up.


12 posted on 02/02/2014 8:23:07 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: floridavoter2

You certainly have my prayers. I lost my father in December to cancer. He suffered for over 2 years. It truly is unimaginable what you’re going through.

Jesus loves your father as he does every one of us. Peace and comfort to him and your entire family.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 8:23:15 PM PST by boycott
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To: floridavoter2

I went through the same thing a few years ago.

There is not a lot you can do except be there with him and for him.

I walked away from my experience knowing my Dad, myself, and my faith in The Lord much better. I am not going to say it was a “good” experience, but it’s made me a better man, a better father, and a better son.

God has blessed you with god parents. Honor them. I will pray for you all. It is hard. But you will make it. Trust your faith.


14 posted on 02/02/2014 8:23:34 PM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: floridavoter2

prayers up for all of you.


15 posted on 02/02/2014 8:24:46 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: floridavoter2

Very sorry for your dear dad and you and your family. Prayers that his suffering will be over soon. I know your suffering won’t be over. Prayers for you to be comforted and to heal. It is quite a trauma for all those that have loved him.


16 posted on 02/02/2014 8:25:40 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: floridavoter2

So young,prayers are with you floridavoter2 ((((Hugs))))


17 posted on 02/02/2014 8:25:53 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: floridavoter2

Prayers said.


18 posted on 02/02/2014 8:25:53 PM PST by Ackackadack
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To: floridavoter2

My mother was supposed to die from cancer twice. Sometimes it doesn’t happen. I will pray for you, though.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 8:27:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: boycott

My FIL just died from cancer at the end of September 2013. He was only diagnosed early July. It was a blessing and horrible to have it happen so quickly.


20 posted on 02/02/2014 8:27:41 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: floridavoter2

Prayers.

Gospel According to John.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+14%3A2-3&version=KJV

John 14:2-3

King James Version (KJV)

2 In my Father’s house are many mansions:
if it were not so, I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come again, and receive you unto Myself;
that where I am, there ye may be also.


21 posted on 02/02/2014 8:27:48 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: floridavoter2

So sorry. Prayers.


22 posted on 02/02/2014 8:28:05 PM PST by Katnandu
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To: floridavoter2

Prayers up!


23 posted on 02/02/2014 8:28:06 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: floridavoter2

My heart is with you. It’s terrible to see your dad die from cancer. I lost my dad in December ‘95 to lung cancer. He was in a coma for the last 3 weeks, so I couldn’t even communicate with him. I hope he realized I was there. I miss him every day. So may G-d grant you and your family the strength to see your dad off on his final journey, and to heal your hearts when he’s gone.


24 posted on 02/02/2014 8:28:34 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: floridavoter2

Prayers for your dad’s peaceful passing to the next world and for you and your family as you deal with his passing.

My dad passed at 59 in 1977. I still miss seeing him but know that I will again.

Believers don’t need secular proof that life continues after this one but even agnostic scientists are coming to understand that we do go on. There are several EXCELLENT documentaries on Netflix featuring formerly skeptical physicians who no longer doubt.

They may help you in this difficult time.


25 posted on 02/02/2014 8:29:59 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: floridavoter2

Prayers up for all of you, FRiend.


26 posted on 02/02/2014 8:30:33 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: floridavoter2

Prayers for you and your mom.


27 posted on 02/02/2014 8:30:37 PM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: floridavoter2

Went through this with my mom and my father-in-law. I’m thankful my dad is in great health.

Be thanful you have your mom. I know your pain and will send prayers.


28 posted on 02/02/2014 8:32:41 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: floridavoter2

I am so sorry you have to go through this. Lost my father many years ago to Colon Cancer so I know how it is. Prayers for you and your family


29 posted on 02/02/2014 8:33:04 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: floridavoter2

Prayers sent.


30 posted on 02/02/2014 8:33:44 PM PST by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: floridavoter2

It is so very hard to lose the people you love most. Be sure and tell him how much you love him and just be there for him and your mother.

May God give your entire family peace at this sorrowful time, and may He give your father the assurance about His love for him.


31 posted on 02/02/2014 8:33:57 PM PST by longhorn too
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To: beaversmom

The over two years was the most difficult thing my family has been through. The most peaceful moment I had felt in a long time was when he had passed away. I knew that he went to be with our Lord.


32 posted on 02/02/2014 8:35:40 PM PST by boycott
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To: floridavoter2

Your father is in God’s hands.

I will pray for the ones left behind.

gods


33 posted on 02/02/2014 8:35:49 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: floridavoter2

Prayers for your father, you and your family.


34 posted on 02/02/2014 8:35:49 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: floridavoter2

Your family is in our prayers.


35 posted on 02/02/2014 8:36:55 PM PST by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.)
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To: floridavoter2

May the Good Lord bring peace and comfort to your Dad and his loved ones.


36 posted on 02/02/2014 8:38:19 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: boycott

Condolences to you and your family. I can imagine how hard that was having it go on for so long. I’m glad your dad is in a better place.


37 posted on 02/02/2014 8:40:19 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: floridavoter2

Praying for your father and your entire family. May God’s grace through our Lord Jesus be with you!


38 posted on 02/02/2014 8:43:36 PM PST by Artcore
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To: floridavoter2

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18


39 posted on 02/02/2014 8:45:34 PM PST by PGR88
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To: floridavoter2

Thank you everyone. I truly appreciate it. There have been many ups and downs with my dad over the years. He’s a very complicated guy to put it mildly and completely unchangeable. Too many of my memories are not good ones, to be honest. Yet, I’m not letting my feelings about past events affect this situation because none of us are perfect. He taught us kids our faith even if it wasn’t always lived out perfectly in his own life. So, for that faith I’m grateful. I just pray that his passing is peaceful and that he’ll be with God.

Thanks to all of you. God bless.


40 posted on 02/02/2014 8:46:18 PM PST by floridavoter2
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To: floridavoter2

I watched my dad die of cancer (stomach) too, so I can empathize with exactly what you’re experiencing. Just be there for him and your mom. It sometimes doesn’t seem like much, but it’s more than you know.

Prayer and thoughts to you and yours.


41 posted on 02/02/2014 8:46:46 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: floridavoter2

Praying for your dad, you and your family. I lost my husband and best friend to cancer 20 months ago. I know I will see him again but it helps to know that I was there for him when he needed me most. Spend every second you can with him, do your best to keep him out of pain and never give up until The Lord calls him home.


42 posted on 02/02/2014 8:47:06 PM PST by trustandobey
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To: floridavoter2

All pass from this world in some fashion. This world isn’t the end of the story. It couldn’t be the end of the story if we wanted it to be, and sometimes we pretend really hard. It is a zone of testing, proving, and for all willing, entry to a road of guaranteed reconciliation with God. When one is armed with that attitude, physical death only becomes another door and not something to pretend away at all.

Have you looked at C. S. Lewis’ book “The Problem Of Pain”? In this case there may not be much actual pain, but it is still a distressing scene. This is not a long book and could be read in a couple of evenings. It can be had at most mass booksellers like Books-A-Million.


43 posted on 02/02/2014 8:51:42 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: floridavoter2
You are doing the right thing by visiting him as often as possible, making him as comfortable as possible and being attentive to his needs. The only other thing I might suggest is that, if he can still talk at all, get one of those small digital recorders and ask him about anything which he wants to talk about: memories, family stories, final wishes, etc.

I got one of these for my mother and she looks forward to using it every day.

44 posted on 02/02/2014 8:53:56 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: floridavoter2

Prayers for you, your family and your father.


45 posted on 02/02/2014 9:03:19 PM PST by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: Vigilanteman

The farewell is poignant... we can’t deny that... but for those who have accepted God’s deliverance, it is by no means forever.

Death (or at least cessation of life in its existing form) is a must in this mortal coil, to belabor the obvious. We’re handicapped here, by sin.

It’s because God DIDN’T want to send people to hell, that we have the scene we see here now. The devil can harass here, but for people who accept God’s deliverance, the devil will not conquer.


46 posted on 02/02/2014 9:04:04 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: floridavoter2
Prayers up for your Dad. Try to remember if you can that our time on this Earth is but a wink...

All that was your Dad will be with you and your Mom again in a few short winks. That's why the LORD gave us souls and made a Universe infinite in space and time.

You are finite - don't try to understand - just do His will and rejoice best you can. Much love from one who has been there.


47 posted on 02/02/2014 9:04:42 PM PST by golux
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To: floridavoter2

I’m praying for you, your dad and your family tonight.
God bless.


48 posted on 02/02/2014 9:07:30 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: golux

We can understand a lot, if not everything. The bible lays the story out. Some people get tangled up with human takes on religion (quite often entailing some kind of bullying spirit) and get the bible story warped, but that’s not God’s fault.


49 posted on 02/02/2014 9:07:34 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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50 posted on 02/02/2014 9:28:44 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016. / Obama=Unspeakable Audacity)
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