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Prayer Request for my friend, Rick, Vietnam Vet, Navy Seal
http://www.freerepublic.com/ ^ | 01-09-12 | Salvation

Posted on 01/09/2012 9:19:35 AM PST by Salvation

Rick is an old friend who was there for me when my husband died. He even installed some garage shelving for me when I moved into my condo.

Last week, the pneumonia and bronchitis got him and he was admitted to the hospital. Hospice stepped into the picture and took all the meds away because they thought he was going to die.

They don't know Rick, or should I say they don't know the determination of a Navy Seal that served in Vietnam. He is so determined to live.

But I have a request for prayer for him since he is home. Mostly for his soul so that he will come back to the Church and the Sacraments.

I appreciate your prayers because I know they work, and I don't think my exhortations and prayers alone will convince him to call a priest for the Anointing of the Sick.


TOPICS: Catholic; Prayer
KEYWORDS: agentorange; catholic; prayer; prayerrequest; vietnam
Agent Orange is taking its toll on this award winning veteran. Please pray for my friend Rick. And remember his wife and children too.

Thanks so much.

1 posted on 01/09/2012 9:19:47 AM PST by Salvation
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2 posted on 01/09/2012 9:23:54 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Prayers have been sent for Rick and his loved ones.


3 posted on 01/09/2012 9:27:48 AM PST by llmc1
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To: Salvation

Prayers for Rick. God keep him in the Hollow of His Hand. May he and his family receive showers of Blessings. In Jesus Holy Name,

Amen.


4 posted on 01/09/2012 9:29:59 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Salvation

May your own prayers for Rick be empowered as the will of God moves with His divine love and favor upon Rick. May Rick be blessed in body and soul through the intercessions of Jesus, Mary and Joseph to whom we appeal, for the Glory of God. Amen


5 posted on 01/09/2012 9:33:14 AM PST by RitaOK (HIS FEAR FILLED ENEMIES PROVE HIS COMPETENCE and THEY ARE LEGION / Newt 2012)
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To: llmc1
He has pneumonia and bronchitis and they took his meds away???

Steroids are exactly what he needs, not cost saving bureaucrats!!

Prayers up!

6 posted on 01/09/2012 9:33:16 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: llmc1

Prayers sent for Rick and his family!


7 posted on 01/09/2012 9:37:09 AM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature=Just Law.)
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To: Salvation

Prayers for your friend and his family.


8 posted on 01/09/2012 9:37:27 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Salvation

Prayers for Rick and his family.....and also you my friend.


9 posted on 01/09/2012 9:40:10 AM PST by mouse1
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To: G Larry

I guess they thought he was dying. I detest Hospice, even though they helped when my husband died. But I think the mode of operation has changed.

Somehow I get the idea that they are about helping people die now, rather than helping them live to the end of their natural life.

It irks me so say the least.


10 posted on 01/09/2012 9:44:12 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: G Larry

The high blood pressure stuff, vitamins, etc.


11 posted on 01/09/2012 9:45:01 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Not trying to play doctor here, but VA recently misdiagnosed a close friend of mine, a VN vet. They told him he had lung cancer and sent him home on oxygen! WRONG!!!

Long story, but after admitted to civilian hospital, they, along with Mayo Clinic, diagnosed his condition as BOOP. A rare form of pneumonia. You can Google the disease for its symptoms if you desire.

He hovered near death. Stunning dosage of Prednisone. He swelled up like a beached sucker fish. Then one day, he came out of it. Amazing.

Anyway, he was around helicopters a lot. Some aviators have complained of having lung problems which they feel may be related to long periods of sitting on the ground surrounded by dozens of helicopters, all with engines idling...

There is a doctor at Mayo Clinic that wrote the book on BOOP, literally...Best to your friend.

12 posted on 01/09/2012 9:48:03 AM PST by donozark (Ron Paul! You magnificent bastard! I read your book! (cook book that is))
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To: Salvation

Prayers sent for Rick to the Great Physician in Heaven. May the Good Lord give wisdom to the medical staff and care givers during this critical time.


13 posted on 01/09/2012 9:48:20 AM PST by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: Salvation
Prayers going up!

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
14 posted on 01/09/2012 9:49:24 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Salvation

Prayers for Rick offered.


15 posted on 01/09/2012 9:53:48 AM PST by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: Salvation

Salvation,
Rick and his family will be in my prayers.


16 posted on 01/09/2012 9:56:53 AM PST by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: Salvation

Prayers up for Rick and all whose lives are touched by his.


17 posted on 01/09/2012 10:02:15 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: G Larry

depending on the type of pneumonia steroids would likely kill him. depends on if is bacterial. BTW hospice has to be asked for, so he or a family member has intervened. I know just went through a similar event with my dad.


18 posted on 01/09/2012 10:02:56 AM PST by waynesa98
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To: donozark

They also misdiagnosed Rick’s AO, always saying that it was because he smoked.

GRRRRR.


19 posted on 01/09/2012 10:06:15 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

You bet. Prayers up.


20 posted on 01/09/2012 10:06:40 AM PST by Mad Dawg (Jesus, I trust in you.)
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To: donozark

I’ve often wondered about all the soldiers and airport personnel exposed to the jet fuel and other fumes.

Think what it’s like on the freeway and multiply it by ????

Actually, couldn’t it affect anyone who worked in an airport that wasn’t air-tight?


21 posted on 01/09/2012 10:08:30 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: waynesa98

While he was in the hospital, they discharged him with the paramaters of a social worker’s visit.

His wife used to work in a nursing home. She knows what to do medically. I think it is because he is a strapping 6’ plus guy and it is difficult for her alone to move him.


22 posted on 01/09/2012 10:11:12 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Father of mercies, and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need: We fly unto thee for succour in behalf of this thy servant, here lying under thy hand in great weakness of body. Look graciously upon him, 0 Lord; and the more the outward man decayeth, strengthen him, we beseech thee, so much the more continually with thy grace and Holy Spirit in the inner man. Give him unfeigned repentance for all the errors of his life past, and stedfast faith in thy Son Jesus; that his sins may be done away by thy mercy, and his pardon sealed in heaven, before he go hence, and be no more seen. We know, 0 Lord, that there is no word impossible with thee; and that, if thou wilt, thou canst even yet raise him up, and grant him a longer continuance amongst us: Yet, forasmuch as in all appearance the time of his dissolution draweth near, so fit and prepare him, we beseech thee, against the hour of death, that after his departure hence in peace, and in thy favour, his soul may be received into thine everlasting kingdom, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thine only Son, our Lord and Saviour.

Amen.


23 posted on 01/09/2012 10:26:36 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Salvation

Prayers up.


24 posted on 01/09/2012 10:41:38 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Salvation

Prayers that God continues to stoke his determination.


25 posted on 01/09/2012 10:42:34 AM PST by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: Salvation

If they discharged him, he can still get meds. just nothing but nutrition and pain management if he goes the hospice route. See if you can find out what type of pneu and what meds he on.


26 posted on 01/09/2012 10:45:08 AM PST by waynesa98
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To: Salvation

God bless you, Salvation, and may your friend Rick have the great Grace of Faith soon.


27 posted on 01/09/2012 11:03:05 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Salvation

Prayer bump


28 posted on 01/09/2012 11:41:32 AM PST by Tribune7 (Vote Perry)
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To: Salvation

Prayers for Rick’s body and soul and for his family.


29 posted on 01/09/2012 11:51:33 AM PST by mimaw
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To: Salvation
Prayers up for Rick, friends, and 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)

30 posted on 01/09/2012 12:18:52 PM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Salvation

Prayers for God’s blessings on all.


31 posted on 01/09/2012 1:23:53 PM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Salvation

Prayers lifted.


32 posted on 01/09/2012 1:49:34 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Salvation

Prayers sent for Rick and his wife and family.


33 posted on 01/09/2012 2:32:39 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Salvation

Prayers up... and you might want to have him look at this thread


34 posted on 01/09/2012 3:03:58 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Salvation

Thank you friend in Christ.


35 posted on 01/09/2012 3:23:01 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Salvation

Prayers up for this hero and his family.


36 posted on 01/09/2012 3:58:24 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Salvation

Keeping you and yours in my prayers, Salvation.


37 posted on 01/09/2012 7:24:27 PM PST by Askel5 († Truth suffers, but never dies -- Teresa of Avila †)
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To: Salvation
Prayers for Rick, his family, and you Salvation.

May the Way, Truth, and Life open Rick's eyes, and shine His Light on Rick's heart and soul at this difficult time.

Here are some links to "prayer songs" we can ask Our Lord to apply to Rick tonight, and illumine his life.

"Open My Eyes" (prayer song link)

"Open My Eyes, Lord" (prayer song link)

"Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" (prayer song link)


38 posted on 01/09/2012 7:59:05 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Salvation

Prayers sent for your friend. St. Philomena, St. Monica, and St. Dymphna, please pray for Rick, and inspire him to seek a return to the Sacraments. I ask you to ask our Father, in Jesus’ name, to touch Rick’s heart in a special way. Lord, lead him to true discernment of Your will for him. Bless Rick and his family. Amen


39 posted on 01/09/2012 8:05:07 PM PST by Melian ("Where will wants not, a way opens.")
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To: Salvation

Praying for Rick


40 posted on 01/09/2012 8:38:52 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: Salvation

I will pray for Rick also.
When I was a child....in first grade, in a Roman Catholic school about 1948, there was a nun who exolained salvation to me.
We put our heads on those old desks, closed our eyes and accepted Jesus as the only way to heaven.
Since then I have had quite a ride through life.
I have since learned a lot about Jesus;
Eternal Salvation is free; the philipian jailer asked what he must do to be saved.
Paul said “Believe on THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND THOU SHALT BE SAVED, AND THY HOUSE” . Romans 10, 9 and 10.
I’m praying for him now; and you.


41 posted on 01/10/2012 12:26:10 AM PST by RichSr (Jesus saves for free.)
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To: Salvation

Prayer sent to Mary Queen of Angels and all her Angels+


42 posted on 01/10/2012 5:58:19 PM PST by Highway55
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To: Salvation

Praying for Rick and his family.


43 posted on 01/10/2012 6:03:05 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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44 posted on 01/14/2012 4:12:25 AM PST by narses
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To: Salvation
...prayers for Rick. I so admire all those who served in
Vietnam. I cannot imagine how their lives were changed forever. I pray that Rick come back to the sacraments. I have recently had that grace to do so, and hope Rick finds comfort in the Church once again.
45 posted on 01/14/2012 6:05:50 AM PST by fatfertile
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To: Salvation

Prayers for Rick and his family are on the way.


46 posted on 01/14/2012 6:57:42 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Salvation

Lord Jesus our God,

We pray for the complete healing of Thy servant Rick, and for the well-being of his family and friends.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


47 posted on 01/14/2012 11:58:25 AM PST by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: All

Thanks, everyone, for your prayers for Rick. He is now having better days, and then he lapses back into a worse day.

But I think your prayers kept him going — this Navy Seal is one tough dude.


48 posted on 01/14/2012 12:03:08 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Askel5

Thought about you and looked you up. Hope all is well. Turns out you were right about the influences of Gramsci in modern American politics.


49 posted on 05/30/2012 6:54:05 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Salvation

A number of my fellow Vietnam War veterans have suffered with the effects of Agent Orange caused cancers. I was based in the Delta where Operation Ranch Hand was very active.
C-123 Veterans: Operation Ranch Hand (color)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j6Ocf-5DTs

http://www.everydayhealth.com/prosta...ncer-4096.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDHClxfT2lI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQKIQDj2dP4
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50 posted on 11/04/2013 10:18:43 AM PST by KeyLargo
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