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Offline Cognomen

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Prayer Request - Helen
« on: February 07, 2012, 12:58:01 AM »
My grandmother, the Lord's servant Helen, fell asleep in the Lord this morning. She was 101 and one of the toughest yet refined people I have ever encountered--a true steel magnolia.  I find it somewhat appropriate that her repose occurred on the Diamond Jubilee.

While I was unable to bring her into the Church, an icon of St. Helen guarded over her these last several days in hospice.

My thanks to all, and my deepest gratitude to those of you who have been praying for her these past weeks.
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Re: Prayer Request -
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 01:00:15 AM »
Memory Eternal!
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Re: Prayer Request -
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 01:03:43 AM »
Memory eternal.
My only weakness is, well, never mind

And you'll sleep, but they'll find you

Come back my dream into my arms, into my arms

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Re: Prayer Request - Helen
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 01:38:47 AM »
May her memory be eternal.
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: Prayer Request - Helen
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 03:19:51 AM »
May Helen's memory be eternal!
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Re: Prayer Request - Helen
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 06:42:44 AM »
Memory Eternal! May the Lord comfort  Helen's Family and loved ones. amen Lord have mercy!
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Re: Prayer Request - Helen
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 11:21:49 AM »

May Helen's Memory be Eternal!

Lord grant her forgiveness and rest among Your saints; and grant healing and ease the burden of those who mourn her passing.

Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Prayer Request - Helen
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2012, 01:02:10 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Prayer Request - Helen
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012, 03:54:58 PM »
Memory Eternal! 
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Re: Prayer Request - Helen
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 09:27:20 PM »
Memory eternal
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Re: Prayer Request - Helen
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 09:32:59 PM »
May the Lord God grant her rest in a place without sorrow and sighing. May he grant you healing and blessed remembrance of your beloved grandmother.

Lord, have mercy! Lord, have mercy! Lord, have mercy!

May her memory be eternal.
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Re: Prayer Request - Helen
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2012, 11:20:40 PM »
Memory Eternal!
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.