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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST for Fr. Najeeb and Christians of Iraq
LisaGraas.com ^ | 6/10/14 | Lisa Graas

Posted on 06/12/2014 1:24:18 PM PDT by BlatherNaut

The message below was posted nine hours ago on the Facebook page of Province of St. Joseph, Dominican Friars. Please pray. It appears that Fr. Najeeb may have been martyred. ——————– Fr. Legge wrote this morning: Here’s my quick translation of the email message sent early this morning by Fr. Najeeb. Bad news. I write you in a situation of violence in Mosul that is very critical and even apocalyptic. Most of the inhabitants of the city have already abandoned their houses and fled into the villages and are sleeping in the open without anything to eat or drink. Many thousands of armed men from the Islamic Groups of Da’ash have attacked the city of Mosul for the last two days. They have assassinated adults and children. The bodies have been left in the streets and in the houses by the hundreds, without pity. The regular forces and the army have also fled the city, along with the governor. In the mosques, they cry “Allah Akbar, long live the Islamic State.” Qaraqosh is overflowing with refugees of all kinds, without food or lodging. The check points and the Kurdish forces are blocking innumerable refugees from entering Kurdistan. What we are living and what we have seen over the last two days is horrible and catastrophic. The priory of Mar Behnam and other churches fell into the hands of the rebels this morning. . . . and now they have come here and entered Qaraqosh five minutes ago, and we are now surrounded and threatened with death . . . . pray for us. I’m sorry that I can’t continue . . . They are not far from our convent . . . .

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events
KEYWORDS: christianpersecution; iraq; iraqichristians; mosul; prayerrequest

1 posted on 06/12/2014 1:24:18 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

More evidence of Obama’s failed policies. I am beginning to believe even the idiot Slow Joe Bite-me would be a better president that Barak HUSSEIN Obama. Obama and every one of his security advisors should resign and go home. They are not just worthless, they are dangerous.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: attiladhun2

Oh, Dear God, dear God, remember your own and protect them!


3 posted on 06/12/2014 1:31:24 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: BlatherNaut

If this is true, he is safe in God’s arms.

Matthew 5:10-12
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 1:38:24 PM PDT by Qiviut ( Dave Brat was “Eric Cantor’s Term Limit” BOOM!! Yes, We the People CAN vote the b@stards OUT!!!)
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To: attiladhun2

I am beginning to believe even the idiot Slow Joe Bite-me would be a better president that Barak HUSSEIN Obama.

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At least we know “Slow Joe” isn’t a Muslim.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 1:40:00 PM PDT by Qiviut ( Dave Brat was “Eric Cantor’s Term Limit” BOOM!! Yes, We the People CAN vote the b@stards OUT!!!)
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To: Qiviut

As an American Christian, I’m suddenly very ashamed of what I bring to the throne of God as problems. God bless the Iraqi Christians and protect them!


6 posted on 06/12/2014 1:43:38 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: freepertoo
God bless the Iraqi Christians and protect them!

Amen to that!

7 posted on 06/12/2014 1:45:10 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: BlatherNaut

8 posted on 06/12/2014 2:07:59 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016!)
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To: freepertoo

Amen! Many Christian martyrs there and elsewhere in the Middle East and Africa. Shows the faith of these people.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 2:23:11 PM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: narses; Salvation

ping


10 posted on 06/12/2014 2:24:46 PM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: BlatherNaut; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...

Prayer Ping!


11 posted on 06/12/2014 2:56:24 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: BlatherNaut

PLEASE God care, protect, and watch your believing children. Amen.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 3:04:48 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: BlatherNaut

So sad. Prayers sent.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 3:11:04 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: BlatherNaut

May the holy spirit be with them.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 4:04:51 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: BlatherNaut

Prayers sent.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 4:18:27 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: BlatherNaut
Lord protect your children from the forces of darkness that seek to to do violence, and murder them. Give them strength and courage to withstand the trials and tribulations upon them. Send legions of angels to defend them against evil-Your will be done-Amen.

(It hurts to see what's happening-After all the blood that was spilled in Iraq-we throw it away, and it ends up like this. I can't find words to express my sorrow and disgust with those who plotted and schemed for failure-May God have mercy on your souls. )

God help us.

16 posted on 06/12/2014 4:41:00 PM 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: BlatherNaut

Lord Jesus, bless the soul of Thy martyr Father Najeeb and all who suffered for their faith these terrible days, and rest them with the saints and glorify them, for they are the salt of our Church.

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


17 posted on 06/12/2014 6:02:43 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: BlatherNaut

Prayers for my Christian Brothers and Sisters in Iraq and, indeed, all the “muslim” countries.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 6:20:54 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: BlatherNaut

Prayers.


19 posted on 06/13/2014 12:03:13 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BlatherNaut

Praying.


20 posted on 06/13/2014 12:06:04 AM PDT by kalee
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To: BlatherNaut; Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; ...

"Fr. Najeeb is an Iraqi Dominican who lived with me in Fribourg last year. He works on some unique manuscripts that the Dominicans have in their priories in Iraq. He is a very kind, generous, exemplary Dominican.”

Here is video of Fr. Najeeb praying the Our Father and Hail Mary in Aramaic.

The Our Father and Hail Mary

21 posted on 06/13/2014 4:58:05 AM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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As you will have read by now, Sunni militants have driven the Iraqi government from the city of Mosul in a sudden and violent offensive. The non-combatant civilian population has been imperiled as a result, among whom are some Dominican friars. One friar living in Mosul, Fr. Najeeb Michaeel, O.P. sent a letter describing the dire situation and asking for prayers. UPDATE: In a second note, Fr. Michaeel has asked websites who have posted his initial plea for prayer to remove it because the “situation is still very dangerous.” He also reports that “all the brothers and sisters” in his city are “OK.”

http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2014/06/fr-najeeb-asks-for-your-prayers

22 posted on 06/13/2014 6:54:41 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: NYer

Prayers for God’s blessings.


23 posted on 06/13/2014 8:48:28 AM PDT by ex-snook (God forgives and forgets.)
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To: NYer

How wonderful to hear the Our Father spoken in the tongue in which our Lord gave it to us!!! Please Dear God keep your faithful people safe.


24 posted on 06/13/2014 10:04:50 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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