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Re: Prayers Needed
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2014, 09:25:45 AM »
I'd like to pass along one part of a prayer I said for him, it comes from long ago in the ancient orthodox christian memorial service and always brought peace to me as it reminds me our loved ones are now in a place without suffering.

"O God of spirits and of all flesh, You have trampled upon death and have abolished the power of the devil, giving life to Your world. Give rest to the soul of Your departed servant in a place of light, in a place of repose, in a place of refreshment, where there is no pain, sorrow, and suffering. As a good and loving God, forgive every sin he has committed in thought, word or deed, for there is no one who lives and does not sin. You alone are without sin. Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your word is truth."

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« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2014, 09:49:41 AM »
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers as well.  I'm so sorry to hear this.

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Re: Prayers Needed
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2014, 10:32:36 AM »
Rich, it's been over 6 years since my stepson took his life at age 17.  His only sibling, his older sister, found him at home, a fatal gunshot wound, and she still is trying to deal with it. It's impossible to fathom why bright promising kids in the prime of life decide to take this action (in most cases, a long-term solution to a short-term problem), but mental issues are not treated like physical issues -- but they need to be.

So I've seen how a horrific event like this affects family, friends, and the community. If it's like Eric's mother, she will be almost non-functional for weeks, and limited for much longer.  Maybe you too. It's OK, grieving varies greatly from person to person.   The best advice I can give is to find a local group of fellow suicide survivors, and if not that at least a grief group.  It's healing to know that you're not alone.

The other huge thing you've got going for you is your faith. We may never know in this lifetime the "why's", but trust that this is part of His greater plan. I think of it this way ... God gave us wonderful years with these loved ones, but now they're truly at home with Him, waiting for us to join them again someday.

Praying for peace for you and your family.  Feel free to PM me if you need someone to talk to

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Re: Prayers Needed
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2014, 08:10:43 AM »
Rich, May the power of your faith lift your family up and carry you through this sad time.I offer a prayer to you.
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« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2014, 02:16:11 PM »
Praying for your family.

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« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2014, 03:08:51 PM »
This is truly heartbreaking news. I understand that teens can be discouraged by the perceived struggles facing them in life but it is impossible for me to understand this extreme decision. I am sorry.

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« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2014, 05:14:22 PM »
Rich, my condolences for the loss suffered by you and your family.  My thoughts are with you.

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Re: Prayers Needed
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2014, 05:58:12 PM »
Very sorry to hear. My deepest sympathy for your loss.
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« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2014, 10:18:27 PM »
Prayers going up....hold strong man!
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« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2014, 11:26:54 PM »
So sorry to hear this . Thoughts are with you and yours . Red
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