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Offline Asteriktos

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Children... :-(
« on: January 15, 2011, 07:43:34 PM »
I need prayers for my children, Athanasia and Sahara. There are serious problems with their living situation, and I can't see any good solution for resolving it any time soon. There are custody issues, children and youth are involved... it's just a mess. Things had been going bad at the end of last year, but I thought a lot had been resolved... however, I just got a letter in the mail tonight, and apparently things are much worse than I could have guessed :'(
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Re: Children... :-(
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2011, 07:44:42 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2011, 07:46:32 PM »
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy!
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2011, 08:17:45 PM »
Lord have mercy!!
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Re: Children... :-(
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2011, 08:41:16 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Children... :-(
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2011, 08:53:16 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2011, 08:54:08 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Children... :-(
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2011, 08:57:27 PM »

Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2011, 09:47:50 PM »
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Re: Children... :-(
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2011, 10:05:52 PM »
Prayers........
Lord Have Mercy....Amen Amen

Lord Grant that everything works out For the best
in the end....Amen Amen

Prayers to the Most Blessed All Holy Theotokos ,Mother of God for her
Help in this situation......Amen Amen

Gospode Pomiluji. I Blagoslovi Ljude Tvoje...Amin Amin
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

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Re: Children... :-(
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2011, 01:25:49 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Children... :-(
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2011, 02:21:41 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2011, 03:23:24 AM »
Lord have Mercy.

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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2011, 07:47:01 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
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Re: Children... :-(
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2011, 08:41:41 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Children... :-(
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2011, 09:25:32 AM »
Prayers for Athanasia and Sahara, that the issues in their young lives be resolved in a fashion that will assure their well-being and give peace to my brother.
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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2011, 10:12:10 AM »
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« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2011, 11:04:44 AM »
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« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2011, 12:42:50 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2011, 12:55:51 PM »
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« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2011, 06:48:37 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Children... :-(
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2011, 03:40:49 AM »
"Lord have mercy."

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« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2011, 03:54:31 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2011, 03:52:29 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2011, 03:08:51 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2011, 07:01:49 PM »
Thank you all for your prayers. There is a court hearing on Friday, which will determine the direction that things will go in the near future. The case worker from children and youth, the grandfather and I are all on the same page as far as what would be best for my daughters, and I think things will start going back in a better direction. Though the way the system works, even in a best case scenario it could take a while to get things worked out.
"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny--it is the light that guides your way." - Heraclitus

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« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2011, 09:06:03 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2011, 09:13:28 PM »
Lord have mercy!

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Re: Children... :-(
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2011, 04:27:17 AM »
Lord have mercy.

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« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2011, 04:16:35 PM »
Thank you all for your prayers. There is a court hearing on Friday, which will determine the direction that things will go in the near future. The case worker from children and youth, the grandfather and I are all on the same page as far as what would be best for my daughters, and I think things will start going back in a better direction. Though the way the system works, even in a best case scenario it could take a while to get things worked out.
Continued prayers.
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« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2011, 04:44:43 PM »
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.


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« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2011, 05:19:03 PM »
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« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2011, 05:32:20 PM »
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