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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.


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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.


51 posted on 08/12/2013 7:23:46 PM PDT by steve86 (despairing but what can I do)
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It

Thank you very much. I am in the middle of a Rosary as well.


52 posted on 08/12/2013 7:25:37 PM PDT by steve86 (despairing but what can I do)
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Everyone: I want to prayerfully include any of your relatives who might be caught in difficult circumstances as well. Speak up if need be.


53 posted on 08/12/2013 7:26:59 PM PDT by steve86 (despairing but what can I do)
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To: steve86

Prayers for Margaret ‘s aid and health.


54 posted on 08/12/2013 7:27:14 PM PDT by Scarlet7
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To: steve86

Prayers respectfully offered.


55 posted on 08/12/2013 7:28:13 PM PDT by elk1
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To: steve86

Urgent prayers for Margaret and your wife and everyone in need.

Lord, hear our prayers.


56 posted on 08/12/2013 7:30:14 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: steve86
God Steve,We will pray.(((((Hugs)))fatima never worry about answering me.
57 posted on 08/12/2013 7:31:23 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: fatima

Thank you very much.

I think I’d better quit making smart aleck remarks about Pope Francis.


58 posted on 08/12/2013 7:37:40 PM PDT by steve86 (despairing but what can I do)
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To: onyx

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.


59 posted on 08/12/2013 7:42:33 PM PDT by steve86 (despairing but what can I do)
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To: steve86

:) 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))))))


60 posted on 08/12/2013 7:44:58 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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Thank you very much. I forwarded some of these very nice prayers to the niece, although see might not see them for days.


61 posted on 08/12/2013 7:45:04 PM PDT by steve86 (despairing but what can I do)
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To: steve86

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!


62 posted on 08/12/2013 7:46:19 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: steve86

Praying for Margaret’s rescue and recovery. May God bless her and keep her close through this crisis.


63 posted on 08/12/2013 7:49:08 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: steve86
Prayers up!
64 posted on 08/12/2013 7:53:51 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: foundedonpurpose

Thanks, they found a ride (hasn’t arrived yet, but now we have to hope the hospital admits her for treatment).


65 posted on 08/12/2013 8:00:51 PM PDT by steve86 (despairing but what can I do)
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To: steve86

good.


66 posted on 08/12/2013 8:05:21 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Prayers on the way..
God Bless you and your family.


67 posted on 08/12/2013 8:06:09 PM PDT by late bloomer ( Neglegere homo pone aulaeum. semi-retired warlord)
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To: steve86

Praying for Margaret and you guys as well...


68 posted on 08/12/2013 8:08:43 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: fatima

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.


69 posted on 08/12/2013 8:15:37 PM PDT by steve86 (Thank you for your prayers for Margaret!)
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To: steve86

Praying.


70 posted on 08/12/2013 8:15:58 PM PDT by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: steve86

Praying too!


71 posted on 08/12/2013 8:17:14 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: steve86

I ask Our lady to cover you and your family in Our Lady’s mantel now.


72 posted on 08/12/2013 8:18:32 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: steve86

Prayers going up for you and yours, God Bless and keep you always


73 posted on 08/12/2013 8:28:04 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: steve86

Prayers sent for Margaret’s healing.


74 posted on 08/12/2013 8:29:00 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: steve86

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


75 posted on 08/12/2013 8:44:12 PM PDT by TXLady (This country was't built on defeatism.)
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To: steve86

Steve,

I am thinking of you and your family and praying all ends well.


76 posted on 08/12/2013 8:45:30 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: TXLady

Thank you.

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.


77 posted on 08/12/2013 9:23:50 PM PDT by steve86 (Thank you for your prayers for Margaret!)
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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.


78 posted on 08/12/2013 9:24:49 PM PDT by AirForceBrat23
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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.


79 posted on 08/12/2013 9:34:41 PM PDT by steve86 (Thank you for your prayers for Margaret!)
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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.


80 posted on 08/12/2013 9:38:17 PM PDT by steve86 (Thank you for your prayers for Margaret!)
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To: steve86

Prayers for you. Horrible news.


81 posted on 08/12/2013 9:43:04 PM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: steve86
Believe it or not, this is not the first building collapse poor Margaret has experienced!

May I recommend that her next home be a Yurt?

82 posted on 08/12/2013 9:53:32 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? Soon we'll have both!)
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To: steve86

Prayers.


83 posted on 08/12/2013 11:06:23 PM PDT by MDLION ("Trust in the Lord with all your heart" -Proverbs 3:5)
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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!


84 posted on 08/12/2013 11:17:22 PM PDT by steve86 (Thank you for your prayers for Margaret!)
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To: MDLION; If You Want It Fixed - Fix It; MestaMachine; Scarlet7; elk1; onyx; fatima; ...

Thank you! read #84


85 posted on 08/12/2013 11:21:34 PM PDT by steve86 (Thank you for your prayers for Margaret!)
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To: steve86

Thank you, will continue for a speedy and uneventful recovery.


86 posted on 08/12/2013 11:22:35 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? Soon we'll have both!)
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To: steve86

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.


87 posted on 08/12/2013 11:27:41 PM PDT by steve86 (Thank you for your prayers for Margaret!)
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To: steve86

God Bless, mate. Hope good news continues to come your way, for you and all your loved ones.


88 posted on 08/12/2013 11:33:44 PM PDT by Utilizer (Ba-con Ah'hkkba'aar! <- In muzlim world, men=men and goats=nervous. ->)
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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.


89 posted on 08/12/2013 11:36:37 PM PDT by steve86 (Thank you for your prayers for Margaret!)
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To: steve86

Wonderful news. Praise the Lord. Will continue prayers.


90 posted on 08/12/2013 11:57:42 PM PDT by Scarlet7
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To: steve86

in my prayers


91 posted on 08/13/2013 12:47:58 AM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: steve86

Refuah shelemah, may she be healed completely and soon.


92 posted on 08/13/2013 12:57:18 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: steve86

May God grant healing and strength.


93 posted on 08/13/2013 1:08:59 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
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To: steve86; everyone

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!


94 posted on 08/13/2013 1:19:12 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: steve86

Thank God through Christ!

Continued prayers that all will be well. God bless you.


95 posted on 08/13/2013 1:21:56 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: steve86

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.


96 posted on 08/13/2013 1:23:35 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: steve86

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!


97 posted on 08/13/2013 1:25:47 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: steve86

Prayers sent.


98 posted on 08/13/2013 1:32:06 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: steve86

Sorry I missed this last night, but I’m praying now ... and what’s a little thing like a few time zones to God?


99 posted on 08/13/2013 2:29:45 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: steve86

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!

Cy


100 posted on 08/13/2013 2:34:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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