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For my wife - burned herself
« on: March 18, 2009, 09:54:19 AM »
Dear folks, may I ask you to say a quick prayer for my wife Lesya (baptismal name Alexandra). Yesterday, she made dinner (baked potatoes), and, feeling hungry, tried to swallow a rather large piece of very hot potato right from the oven, and burned her throat pretty badly. Today, she has difficulty speaking and swallowing, and says that there is a chunk of very sensitive tissue in her throat.

Also, we both are in a rather bad emotional shape (arguments about "this stupid religion," money issues, etc.).

Many thanks to you all for your kind support, as always.
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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 09:57:59 AM »
Lord, have mercy on Alexandra and Heorhij!
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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009, 10:03:45 AM »
Lord, have mercy

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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009, 10:04:09 AM »
God bless you both.  Just lit a small candle and said a small prayer if front of the icons.

May Saint Blaise -Vlasiy- bless you too.

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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009, 10:05:37 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2009, 10:06:29 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2009, 10:06:53 AM »
Lord, have mercy on Your Handmaiden Lesya and her family!
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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2009, 10:08:02 AM »
Lord have mercy on Your Servants.
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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2009, 10:17:14 AM »

Lord, have mercy on Heorhij and Lesya.
May their injuries, physical and spiritual, be healed quickly.

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2009, 10:27:01 AM »
Lord, remember your children, Heorhij and Lesya. Lay your hand of healing upon Lesya and help her make a full recovery. And bring peace and resolution to their financial situation as well as these other issues Heorhij brought to our attention. Touch them both with your Physician's hand. Amen.
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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2009, 10:41:40 AM »
Lord, have mercy on Heorhij and Lesya! Help them to resolve their conflicts and stress and please grant speedy healing to Lesya!!
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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2009, 11:19:45 AM »
Lord have Mercy.

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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2009, 11:41:23 AM »
Prayers for you and your wife.   I find that lent is difficult for me and my non-Orthodox husband too.

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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2009, 01:07:47 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2009, 01:21:34 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2009, 03:21:24 PM »
Lord have mercy!

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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2009, 04:16:57 PM »
Lord have mercy on Your servant Heorhij and Your handmaid Alexandra.
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« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2009, 05:06:14 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Your servant Heorhij and Thy handmaiden Lesya.
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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2009, 05:50:53 PM »
Thank you all so much for your prayers. Lesya is feeling somewhat better already!
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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2009, 07:54:05 PM »
Gospode Pomiluj!.........
Lord Have Mercy!...........
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2009, 01:54:39 AM »
Lord, have mercy.

Remember, love will always prevail.  Love...is patient.
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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2009, 02:54:11 AM »
Lord Have Mercy.

God is with you always, in hard times and good times, especially in desperate times. This little prayer always helps me and I always say to myself:

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Save Me in Despair Times
Have Mercy on Me in Judgment Day

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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2009, 06:02:52 AM »
Lord have Mercy!
Grant healing to your handmaiden Alexandra!
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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2009, 09:49:48 PM »
Hospody pomyluy! Lord, have mercy!

Dear Jesus, please help Lesya and Heorhij. Grant them solutions for all problems. Please help, heal, comfort and protect them.

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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2009, 11:10:38 PM »
Lord have mercy on your servants!
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« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2009, 11:25:19 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2009, 12:58:04 PM »
Lord, have mercy! Continuing to pray for you, Heorhij and Lesya! Hope Lesya is feeling much better by now. Certainly, you are remaining in my thoughts and prayers.
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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2009, 01:35:15 PM »
Heorhij,

I am so sorry to hear this.

May our Lord grant His mercy and love and healing touch to all issues.

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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2009, 07:09:11 PM »
Lord have mercy on thy handmaiden Alexandra.
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« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2009, 08:44:26 AM »
Hospodi Pomiluj  "Lord Have Mercy"
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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2009, 09:57:15 AM »
Thank you all again for your kind prayers! Lesya is OK now. She can talk and swallow quite normally and there are no signs of any inflammation in her throat. The only "reminder" of the burn is that she cannot eat hot salsa or drink anything with alcohol in it, but I guess this will pass, too, and besides, that's not something one cannot survive without.:)

As for the emotional conflict, that's pretty much over now, too. Actually, it was caused by my not very sensible remark that we might give a bit more money to the Church.:) We have a lot of debt because of our daughter's former college expenses, home improvement expenses, support of our numerous relatives in Ukraine, etc. The 40-year old wooden fence near our house became totally rotten, and we have hired a guy to help us make a new one. So we aren't saving anything and in horrible times like now, my remark sounded really stupid and cruel, and I deserved the reaction I got. :)

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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2009, 01:58:33 PM »
hi friend really remember you in prayers.  may the almighty open ways for you to come out of your struggles.

"YOU ARE NOT PLEASED BY SACRIFICES,OR I WOULD GIVE THEM, YOU DON'T WANT BURNT OFFERINGS.
THE SACRIFICE GOD WANTS IS A BROKEN SPIRIT, GOD YOU WILL NOT REJECT A HEART THAT IS BROKEN AND SORRY FOR SIN." Ps.51:16,17

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Re: For my wife - burned herself
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2009, 04:16:12 AM »
Thank you all again for your kind prayers! Lesya is OK now. She can talk and swallow quite normally and there are no signs of any inflammation in her throat. The only "reminder" of the burn is that she cannot eat hot salsa or drink anything with alcohol in it, but I guess this will pass, too, and besides, that's not something one cannot survive without.:)

As for the emotional conflict, that's pretty much over now, too. Actually, it was caused by my not very sensible remark that we might give a bit more money to the Church.:) We have a lot of debt because of our daughter's former college expenses, home improvement expenses, support of our numerous relatives in Ukraine, etc. The 40-year old wooden fence near our house became totally rotten, and we have hired a guy to help us make a new one. So we aren't saving anything and in horrible times like now, my remark sounded really stupid and cruel, and I deserved the reaction I got. :)



Glory Be To God for your wife feeling better.

Lord Have Mercy and assist you thru these hard economic times. We all feel with you and understand. Have faith, in the end, God will prevail.

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