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Maryland Area Prayer Thread: Pray for Metro area Freepers and Families

Posted on 10/10/2002 9:20:04 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8

It was suggested on another thread by some wonderful freepers who have familiies in the Maryland Metro area, that we start a prayer thread for our freeper families and friends.


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kayak, JulieRNR21, valleygal, agrace---thanks for this suggestion...

God bless you all!

1 posted on 10/10/2002 9:20:04 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8
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To: Route66; Peach; Bella; Pete; areafiftyone; brigette; harpseal; Merovingian; Miss Marple; ...
Maryland watch ping...
2 posted on 10/10/2002 9:21:26 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; esther2; Azbushgal; GretchenEE; ohioWfan; rabidralph; whoever; Hila; califordubya; ...
Many FReepers live in the DC Metro area or have family there and are concerned because of the sniper on the loose. Please join us in praying for peace and calm for these people as well as for their safety.
3 posted on 10/10/2002 9:25:13 PM PDT by kayak
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To: kayak
I'm joining in prayer for God's protection for these in our Freeper family and for all those in the area as well. Praise God!!!
4 posted on 10/10/2002 9:27:32 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; JulieRNR21; valleygal; kayak; WashingtonCollegeofLaw
Placemarker for myself. Praying for all who live in the area and for those who have family there, including those specifically mentioned on other thread tonight - JulieRNR21, valleygal, kayak and WashingtonCollegeofLaw. Thanks to Kim4VRWC's for starting this thread!
5 posted on 10/10/2002 9:31:12 PM PDT by agrace
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To: Alamo-Girl
I'll be praying for everyone's family in the area too!! I have family in PG county (Bowie). My sister in law, her husband, and their 3 sons live there.
6 posted on 10/10/2002 9:32:06 PM PDT by rangerwife
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To: MJY1288; rintense; billbears; mtngrl@vrwc; LeeMcCoy; Freedom'sWorthIt; DittoJed2; JohnHuang2; ...
I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. (Psalms 34:4)
7 posted on 10/10/2002 9:35:24 PM PDT by kayak
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To: rangerwife
Jeepers! Your loved ones are in my prayers!!!
8 posted on 10/10/2002 9:35:51 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: kayak
Dear Lord, please protect our loved ones, and surround them with your love. Please calm their fears, and help us deal with ours...

Thank you for what you have done for us..., and for what you will do for us..
In the name of Jesus..
Amen...

9 posted on 10/10/2002 9:36:30 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
My thoughts are with all Maryland FReepers and their families. I hope you all stay safe and remain unharmed!!!
10 posted on 10/10/2002 9:37:31 PM PDT by Bella_Bru
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To: kayak
Thanks for the Prayers, I work in Kensington Maryland and Live in Frederick County. Things are a little spooky in Kensington
11 posted on 10/10/2002 9:37:37 PM PDT by MJY1288
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To: Alamo-Girl
Thank you so much!!
12 posted on 10/10/2002 9:38:53 PM PDT by rangerwife
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
Thanks again, Kim. Will be bookmarking this thread and checking it daily. Praying for all here and your families.

God bless you all.
13 posted on 10/10/2002 9:39:48 PM PDT by valleygal
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To: rangerwife
I understand your concern! My daughter lives near Manassas. Last night she and her 2 pre-schoolers were at the service station where the shooting occurred only about 45 minutes before the attack. She was already pretty nervous about the situation and now is even more upset.
14 posted on 10/10/2002 9:39:54 PM PDT by kayak
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
"Maryland Area Prayer Thread: Pray for Metro area Freepers and Families"

Thank you all. Your prayers are much appreciated by those of us lving in the Maryland/Va/Wash. D.C. area.

15 posted on 10/10/2002 9:40:39 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
And please, Father, be with law enforcement as they track this killer. Give them wisdom and discernment to make a speedy end to this. We thank You and praise You for what You can and will do.
16 posted on 10/10/2002 9:42:55 PM PDT by agrace
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To: kayak
I can understand her concern big time. I have two little ones too..a 3 and a 4 year old. I'll keep her and the little ones in my prayers too.
17 posted on 10/10/2002 9:43:31 PM PDT by rangerwife
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To: StormEye; valleygal; Bella_Bru; All
My heart goes out to you who live in the area.. I just don't understand why things like this have to happen. I know we can't live in bubbles...but we can pray, stay on top of things, and overcome..

18 posted on 10/10/2002 9:44:02 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8
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To: All
I would ask those who read this thread to ping others to it ..... we know what great prayer warriors there are on FR and it is time to enlist them to pray not only for the safety of those in the area but also that the sniper might be caught before others are hurt or killed.
19 posted on 10/10/2002 9:44:14 PM PDT by kayak
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To: RadioAstronomer; Yellow Rose of Texas; amom; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Prayers needed...
20 posted on 10/10/2002 9:46:44 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
Many of us have family and friends in Metro; my wife and I still have plenty of friends there from when we lived there. My aunt and uncle are in Fairfax (mind you, my aunt runs the victim witness program for the Fairfax Co. PD, so I'm even more skittish 'bout her), my brother-in-law, his wife and sons are in Montgomery Co.

I can appreciate the nervousness that everyone there feels; I'm more than glad to add my voice to everyone else's here as they go on high. May the Heavenly Father protect them, and protect us all in this time of great uncertainty.

21 posted on 10/10/2002 9:47:17 PM PDT by mhking
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To: A Citizen Reporter; ABG(anybody but Gore); acnielsen guy; Angelwood; arazitjh; b4its2late; ...
Please join us in prayer.
22 posted on 10/10/2002 9:55:45 PM PDT by kayak
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To: kayak
Thanks, kayak. Will mention my family again.

I have two sisters in Rockville, one very close to the shootings last Thursday, one who works for Mont. Co. PD. I also have a 15 year old niece at a HS in R-ville and a nephew in Hagerstown who works in metro area.

Also, an ex-brother-in-law, his parents and family in Frederick/Poolesville area. Lots of friends still there as I grew up there.
23 posted on 10/10/2002 9:58:13 PM PDT by valleygal
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To: All
Psalm 5 seems to fit the current situation.
Again, prayers and mental hugs for everyone here.
24 posted on 10/10/2002 10:24:09 PM PDT by valleygal
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To: mhking
My mom and dad live in Maryland. Prayers and a bump!
25 posted on 10/10/2002 10:25:24 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: All
My family and I are praying for you all. May you be protected and released from this threat very soon.
26 posted on 10/10/2002 10:33:20 PM PDT by Route66
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To: Route66
We appreciate the prayers of all. Folks are definitely jittery about the situation. Our Cub Scout Pack (I'm a Den Leader) just cancelled an outing scheduled for Saturday, even though we're more than an hour away from the heart of the trouble.

The schools here have cancelled all outdoor activities and field trips, so we felt we needed to follow suit.

I'm not minimizing the death of any individual, but when I hear of a shooting outside a nightclub at 2am, or a drug-deal gone bad, and so forth, it doesn't seem personal to me. I just don't have a high-risk lifestyle...but these poor people are gunned down while waiting for a bus, mowing a lawn, putting gas in their vehicle...things we all do. Very unsettling.

27 posted on 10/10/2002 10:40:16 PM PDT by TontoKowalski
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
Thanks! Appreciate it. Near Baltimore here but have family ALL over PG and Montgomery County- plus with this psycho (s) on the loose lord knows where else around here he will strike next.
28 posted on 10/10/2002 10:56:48 PM PDT by Ryzaroo
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
Pray the shooter doesn't make it to the Eastern Shore.

And add me to your list.

Thanks.

29 posted on 10/10/2002 11:02:02 PM PDT by nunya bidness
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
Psalm 91

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

30 posted on 10/10/2002 11:53:04 PM PDT by patriciaruth
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To: patriciaruth
Psalm 91, may it be a consolation to all as it has been to me all these years. Dear Jesus,may Your angels protect all and give them the courage they need to face this unkown assailant.
31 posted on 10/11/2002 4:20:02 AM PDT by ejo
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
thanks. i work in kensington and live in silver spring. i am self-employed and have to work (indoors thankfully)to meet upcoming deadlines. i have been using couriers for deilveries that i otherwise would have done myself. my wife and 3 children went out of town for the long weekend. it is hard to put in words the fear that pervades the area.
32 posted on 10/11/2002 5:19:07 AM PDT by heavy12773
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
My sister just called crying. Said they are all OK. Nerves there are so frayed. Here, too, but I'm not in the thick of it, just emotionally.

Praying today for the whole metro area, and all of you there and all our families.

Dear Lord, we beg you, please allow this person to be caught today. Please be with all the families and friends. Oh, please, Lord.
33 posted on 10/11/2002 7:40:20 AM PDT by valleygal
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Your poor sister.. Send her cyber hugs from us!!

"Dear Lord, we beg you, please allow this person to be caught today. Please be with all the families and friends. Oh, please, Lord. "

Amen

34 posted on 10/11/2002 7:44:34 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8
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To: heavy12773
You continue to do whatever it takes to protect yourself and family.. We will keep praying for you!!!
35 posted on 10/11/2002 7:45:58 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8
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To: kayak
Prayer sent ...
36 posted on 10/11/2002 7:46:52 AM PDT by manna
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
Prayers for the victims and their families. For the law enforcement personnel hunting this killer. For the residents in the Maryland/DC area who are living in the midst of this horror. And my most humble supplication to God to please help us catch this monster.
37 posted on 10/11/2002 7:57:03 AM PDT by Huck
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To: kayak
Praying...praying.
38 posted on 10/11/2002 7:59:57 AM PDT by lysie
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
Praying for this to end, as well as for the safety and comfort of all FReepers, their families, friends and those I don't even know in the area...

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39 posted on 10/11/2002 8:03:59 AM PDT by Sweet_Sunflower29
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To: All
Prayer bump.
40 posted on 10/11/2002 8:16:12 AM PDT by kayak
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To: All
Please God keep everyone safe from this killer. Let them catch this killer today with no more deaths.
41 posted on 10/11/2002 8:44:15 AM PDT by tell me
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; agrace; kayak; mhking; valleygal; All
Thank you so much for starting this thread. I have personally experienced the power of prayer to heal and protect.

My son and his family live in Fairfax County, VA. Later this month he will be starting a new job in the MD area where the sniper attacks first began.

May God protect all Freepers & their families in the countries surrounding DC. May God give wisdom and guidance to all those trying to capture the murderer.

Based on Psalm 91
And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the Palm of His Hand.





42 posted on 10/11/2002 8:55:26 AM PDT by JulieRNR21
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Dear FRiends:

Please come and join us in prayer.

Julie
43 posted on 10/11/2002 8:59:58 AM PDT by JulieRNR21
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To: JulieRNR21
Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not thyself from my supplication. (Psalms 55:1)
44 posted on 10/11/2002 9:17:06 AM PDT by kayak
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
I join you in your prayers. We have family in Annapolis, Ft. Meade and Baltimore. May God watch over them and others in the area and also over law enforcement as they attempt to catch the perpetrator(s). In Jesus' name.

Carolyn

45 posted on 10/11/2002 9:32:46 AM PDT by CDHart
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To: JulieRNR21
May God bless the families who have lost loved ones.

May God put an end to the mindless idiot who has caused so much grief.

God bless those who have lost their lives.

Thank you, Julie. God's blessings for your son and family.

46 posted on 10/11/2002 9:53:57 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: JulieRNR21
A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD

And though this world with devils filled
Should threaten to undo us
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His Truth to triumph through us.

Martin Luther

Leni

47 posted on 10/11/2002 10:03:30 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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Lord, we ask for calm and for the safety of those who live in the DC Metro area and peace for those who have loved ones in the region. Guide those in law enforcement who are searching for the sniper and keep them from harm. Amen.
48 posted on 10/11/2002 10:15:21 AM PDT by kayak
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; kayak; JulieRNR21; valleygal; agrace
Adding my prayers.
49 posted on 10/11/2002 10:25:45 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: kayak
Your daughter and all in that area of the country are in our prayers. Also we need to pray for the law enforcement officers and Federal investigators - and all those "on alert" to be proactive, creative in problem solving, and successful - soon!
50 posted on 10/11/2002 10:52:03 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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