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Offline Órëlaurëa

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Prayers for my brother.
« on: November 20, 2008, 08:13:23 PM »
Please be in prayer for my older brother William. He was unable to secure a teaching position this year (after teaching 6 years of high school science), and has been unemployed all summer. He is normally very good with money but has now exhausted his savings and doesn't know how he will make his mortgage payment next month, or how to put food on the table. He has interviewed for many jobs but has had no success to this point.

I am concerned about his financial position, but more about his emotional health. He lives for teaching, and I think he is very disheartened to not "be" a teacher now. I think he is taking this whole thing very hard.

Thank you for your prayers.
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Re: Prayers for my brother.
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 08:14:19 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Prayers for my brother.
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 09:08:18 PM »
Lord have mercy on Your servant Will.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008, 09:32:24 PM »
May the Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus,,Bless your brother with a good paying job,,
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Re: Prayers for my brother.
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008, 09:47:11 PM »
Lord have mercy. 

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008, 10:15:21 PM »
Lord, have mercy upon this dear brother, and grant him the work he so desires! Help him in this time of trial.
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Re: Prayers for my brother.
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2008, 11:10:54 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for my brother.
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2008, 11:46:56 PM »
Lord, have mercy. St. Xenia, please help Lord's servant William.

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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2008, 12:10:25 AM »
Prayers for his employment situation...
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2008, 01:07:45 AM »
Lord, have mercy on Your servant William.
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2008, 09:43:30 AM »
LOrd, have mercy!
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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2008, 10:00:11 AM »
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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2008, 10:37:07 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2008, 10:43:58 AM »
Lord have mercy on your servant!
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Re: Prayers for my brother.
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2008, 10:49:04 AM »


Lord have mercy.
May William find employment quickly.
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Re: Prayers for my brother.
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2008, 12:31:32 PM »
Lord have mercy on the work of Your Hands.
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Re: Prayers for my brother.
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2008, 07:09:07 PM »
Thank you for your prayers. My brother is still looking for work, and though he has turned in many resumes and applications he has heard nothing yet. He also owns a game store, and sales are quite low due to the economy. He has decided to take money from his teaching pension/401k account to pay bills and to pay off his loan for the business. I don't like it, but at the moment it seems like the only thing to do. He is considering closing his store at the end of the year due to failure to meet expenses.

Please continue to pray that he will find work. Thank you.
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« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2008, 08:00:37 PM »
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