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Please pray for my mom (age 90) who broke her shoulder when tripping over her walker.

She was in the ER on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, but they taped her up and released her.
She meets with her orthopedic surgeon tomorrow.
Her shoulder has been fractured into countless pieces.
Surgery will be scheduled later this week.

She is a former Roman Catholic who is now a Protestant, but who is open to Orthodoxy.
Please pray for her complete healing. Her Christian name is Martha.
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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 02:18:30 AM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011, 02:22:15 AM »
Sorry to hear this, Maria.

Lord, have mercy on Martha, and grant a her speedy healing.
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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011, 02:23:34 AM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 02:51:26 AM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 02:54:42 AM »
Sorry to hear this, Maria.

Lord, have mercy on Martha, and grant a her speedy healing.

Thanks, and no you are not ridiculous, but a sweet person.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 02:55:37 AM »
Thank you everyone for your prayers. My mother will be pleased to know that people are praying for her.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2011, 03:08:18 AM »
Lord have mercy on your handmaiden.
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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2011, 08:12:06 AM »
+ LORD, have mercy! +
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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2011, 09:08:11 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2011, 09:49:31 AM »

Lord, have mercy upon Martha and grant her a speedy recovery!

It must be rally hard on her.  I hope she feels better soon!
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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2011, 01:57:34 PM »
Thank you everyone for your prayers. I know that she appreciates each and every one of you.

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Lord, have mercy upon Martha and grant her a speedy recovery!

It must be rally hard on her.  I hope she feels better soon!

The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2011, 07:50:52 PM »
Kyrie, eleison!

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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2011, 08:26:00 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2011, 08:58:50 PM »
Thank you for your prayers. :)
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2011, 09:36:29 PM »
Lord have mercy!

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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2011, 11:12:01 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2011, 02:54:28 PM »
Thanks for your prayers. My mom really appreciates them.

UPDATE: My mom saw her orthopedic surgeon who retaped her shoulder and told her not to move it for three months.
After that time, if the fractures have not healed, then they will pin them.

Please pray that she heals. She will need assistance as she can neither dress nor bath herself.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2011, 02:54:59 PM by Maria »
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2011, 03:29:56 PM »
"Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy."

My mother broke her arm 18 years ago; she went through 3 surgeries; she has minimal use of her left arm, but she is quite well otherwise.  She's just a couple of years younger than your mother.  May God continue to bless our beloved mothers!
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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2011, 04:07:32 PM »
Lord have mercy
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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2011, 04:40:16 PM »
Lord, have mercy upon Thy handmaid Martha!  Grant her a speedy recovery and ease her pain. 
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Re: Prayers for my mom (90) who broke her shoulder & needs to undergo surgery
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2011, 05:40:32 PM »
Everyone, thank you for your prayers. :)

Please keep them coming.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2011, 05:40:49 PM by Maria »
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.