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Offline JamesRottnek

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If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« on: August 14, 2012, 07:37:46 PM »
Today is the one year anniversary of the suicide of my cousin, Preston.  If those of you who read this could just take a few moments to pray for him, it would mean a great deal to me.
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Re: If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 07:40:20 PM »
Lord, Have Mercy!
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Re: If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 07:41:27 PM »
Completely, Lord have mercy!

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Re: If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 07:52:00 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 07:52:59 PM »
Certainly, James.

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Re: If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 09:11:04 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 09:18:33 PM »
I am sorry to hear this sad news. It must be a difficult time. I lost a good friend to suicide many years ago. I will certainly pray.


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Re: If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 11:50:17 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012, 11:50:51 PM »
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Re: If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2012, 12:11:08 AM »
Please Lord have mercy upon James Rottnek's cousin Preston

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Re: If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2012, 12:49:15 AM »
LORD have mercy!

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Re: If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2012, 12:53:54 AM »
Lord have mercy and grant rest!
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Re: If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2012, 12:57:03 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2012, 12:59:36 AM »
Kyrie Eleison.
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
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Re: If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2012, 01:25:46 PM »

May the Lord be merciful to Preston, forgive him his sins, and grant him eternal rest among His saints.
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Re: If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2012, 10:42:04 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Preston and his family.

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Re: If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2012, 10:48:38 PM »
I've lost more than a few friends to suicide.  You have my deepest sympathies.

May the Lord have mercy on Preston and grant him eternal rest and may He also have mercy on those Preston left behind.
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Re: If I could just have a few moments of your time...
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2012, 11:06:41 AM »
Lord have mercy and grant eternal rest to the soul of Preston. Lord have mercy ,comfort and grant peace to all those who mourn Preston. James may the Lord comfort you and give you peace my brother.
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