Skip to comments.Any prayers Catholic, Protestant or Jewish gratefully accepted
Posted on 08/12/2013 6:04:22 PM PDT by steve86
Wife just got a phone call with horrible news from niece in Bombay.
Ceiling collapsed in multi-story apartment building in the middle of the night. Very poor area.
Wife's older sister currently is semi-conscious and bleeding. There seems to be no emergency service who will pick her up and family has no vehicle. The next few hours would seem to be critical.
The sister, Margaret, was practically a saint in helping raise my wife as a child. A wonderful person.
Prayers badly needed. Thank you.
I will read but probably not reply tonight. Thank you.
Prayers, of course, gratefully accepted from Mormons and others as well; did not mean to exclude anyone or categorize any religion in any particular way.
Thank you very much. I am in the middle of a Rosary as well.
Everyone: I want to prayerfully include any of your relatives who might be caught in difficult circumstances as well. Speak up if need be.
Prayers for Margaret ‘s aid and health.
Prayers respectfully offered.
Urgent prayers for Margaret and your wife and everyone in need.
Lord, hear our prayers.
Thank you very much.
I think I’d better quit making smart aleck remarks about Pope Francis.
Thank you very much. This prayer thread reminded me to make a donation to FReerepublic, although the prayers are invaluable and far beyond any dollar amount.
:) i didn’t know that you did.I know it’s hard but try to stay calm.I and all the Freepers will pray .I go on the air tomorrow and may souls will pray.It’s out of your hands Steve.((((((Hugs))))))
Thank you very much. I forwarded some of these very nice prayers to the niece, although see might not see them for days.
Thank you for the opportunity. All 7 of us will pray for you tonight and tomorrow. If you need more than prayers let us know. We don’t have much but will do what we can!
Blessings be upon you and your family!
Praying for Margaret’s rescue and recovery. May God bless her and keep her close through this crisis.
Thanks, they found a ride (hasn’t arrived yet, but now we have to hope the hospital admits her for treatment).
Prayers on the way..
God Bless you and your family.
Praying for Margaret and you guys as well...
My wife says it is like a three hour drive to the hospital because of traffic and they have no money with them (cash = service). We are hoping a local doctor can see them first and maybe, somehow expedite things.
I ask Our lady to cover you and your family in Our Lady’s mantel now.
Prayers going up for you and yours, God Bless and keep you always
Prayers sent for Margaret’s healing.
Prayers for Margaret’s every need be met. Lord, I ask for a miracle in her treatment...that the doctors have wisdom about her injuries and the question of money is removed from this care. I thank you Lord for bringing your peace on this family and that every need is met. In Jesus mighty and Holy Name, Amen
I am thinking of you and your family and praying all ends well.
I am feeling guilty (and should be) because although I haven’t been able to work since 1999, I could have somehow scraped the money together to send my wife to see her sister. There were other reasons she couldn’t go as well, like the two small grandchildren we “inherited” about that time, but I still should have sent her. My wife last saw her sister in person in about 1996.
Where in Bombay are they? If all else fails, they can try to get an autorickshaw - they can move through traffic faster than a car. Prayers being sent! Bombay traffic is ridiculous. My in-laws live in Powaii, which is technically the suburbs, and even there it is mind-blowing.
The apartment is on Mira Road - Thane. We hope she is being driven to a doctor now. Here you would never drive a head injury patient like that but it seems to be the only option at the moment along with the autorickshaw, which probably would have been the next choice. I have not been to India myself but my wife tells me all about it.
I can find the Mira Road area on GoogleEarth and even the stupid apartment building. It sounds like a partial collapse occurred a few days ago, but of course nothing was done and the families had no where else to go. So this morning at 4 AM the next part collapsed. Now it sounds like Margaret was hit on the head by a piece of concrete.
I can see Powaii as well — maybe 25 miles away? Stupid Google Earth measurement function is not working.
The irony is they thought it was a real upgrade to move from the slum near the airport to Mira Road. At least in the slum there was pretty much nothing to fall on you.
Prayers for you. Horrible news.
May I recommend that her next home be a Yurt?
Thank You! Miracles Do Happen!
This is unbelievably good news and I am not using “miracle” lightly.
They stitched up Margaret and she is talking now with eyes wide open.
I was trained in neuropsychology in graduate school and from what we were hearing thought 95% sure we had a skull fracture, concussion and possible subdural hematoma.
I am a little concerned that they did not seem to do a proper neurological exam and definitely did not do an x-ray or scan of any kind.
So maybe keep up the prayers a little longer as these things can go downhill after an initial improvement.
But we definitely want to be optimistic as I thought we might never again hear her speak.
My wife, Martha, is of course, jubilant at this point.
Martha and Margaret grew up together in a convent in Bombay, closer to downtown.
Anyone need proof prayers work?
Be sure and ping me if you or your family need prayers in the future.
Thank you again and God Bless!
Thank you! read #84
Thank you, will continue for a speedy and uneventful recovery.
They will need another place to live which we will try to help them with. Hopefully they can find a quiet place right away where Margaret can rest. Monsoon season there and can be hard to travel but not raining at the moment.
God Bless, mate. Hope good news continues to come your way, for you and all your loved ones.
Another tenant in the building loaned them $60 to pay the hospital bill. We will send them that and more of course.
Pretty inexpensive ER, eh? I can picture that running $25,000 here but they’d have to throw in a CT scan or two.
They warned her she’d be in a lot of pain later when the local anesthetic wears off.
Wonderful news. Praise the Lord. Will continue prayers.
in my prayers
Refuah shelemah, may she be healed completely and soon.
May God grant healing and strength.
Blessed Be God! Thank You, Lord Jesus!
Yes, I will keep praying for Margaret and all in need.
I just knew I got up at this hour tonight, for a special reason.
Praise the Lord!
Thank you so much for the miraculous update, dearest steve86!
Thank God through Christ!
Continued prayers that all will be well. God bless you.
God please supply Your grace to the people in need and distress here. We know You let such things like this often happen as tests and demonstrations of how grace works against the works of the devil. It is the sign of a battle zone. Let this skirmish be victorious for You, O Lord and bust the devil’s teeth, and let it be a witness for You. May it be, amen.
Wow talk about prayers answered before making them :-)
Anyhow, here’s the secret to great prayer results. Ask for God’s exaltation in the situation. That is not just a high minded curlicue to plop atop a prayer where the benefit of the prayee is the chief end. It is the very core!
Sorry I missed this last night, but I’m praying now ... and what’s a little thing like a few time zones to God?
Since we’re on head injuries, Steve, can you send up a prayer for my son’s best friend, who was injured in a skateboarding accident last Thursday. He’s home now, with 32 staples in his head, but there’s always the chance of further complications.
Thank God for what He’s done for your sister in law!