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Lost keys
« on: May 26, 2013, 10:28:35 PM »
It's a relatively small problem, as prayer requests go.

But my husband is very upset because we just returned from a trip, and he's lost a bunch of keys that he will need when he goes back to work on Tuesday.  :(

So - prayers please! Thanks!  :)
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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 10:36:11 PM »
Lord have mercy. Make it possible that the loss of keys will not be as disruptive as expected.

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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 10:46:30 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013, 10:56:04 PM »
Lord have mercy.

In the book Everyday Saints, Archimandrite Tikhon tells how he recovered a lost book after he prayed the prayer canon for lost things (Psalm 50-Have mercy on me oh God, followed by the Nicene Creed. I lost my gold cross, recalled the story, prayed the canon a few times, and found my cross in the hour.

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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 10:59:12 PM »
Lord have mercy.

In the book Everyday Saints, Archimandrite Tikhon tells how he recovered a lost book after he prayed the prayer canon for lost things (Psalm 50-Have mercy on me oh God, followed by the Nicene Creed. I lost my gold cross, recalled the story, prayed the canon a few times, and found my cross in the hour.

I'm going to try that! Will let you know if anything turns up. So far nothing but we're hopeful it might be found at the hotel by the housekeeping staff. (P.S. I also said a prayer to St. Phanourios.  :) )
« Last Edit: May 26, 2013, 11:09:07 PM by theistgal »
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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 11:13:23 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 12:12:48 AM »
So far no sign, but we're keeping hope alive, to coin a phrase.

Thanks everyone! 8)
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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 09:54:19 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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.

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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 10:21:04 PM »
Time is getting short, back to work in a few hours...... hope he finds them.

BTW, when I saw the subject line of the thread and it was by thiestgal, I thought she might be infirming us that Pope Francis had lost St. Peter's Keys and that we can all get back together again!   Oh well, we can only hope...

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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2013, 10:39:04 PM »

Lord help them find the misplaced keys.

Isn't St. Nektarios helpful in finding lost items?
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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2013, 12:34:38 AM »
Time is getting short, back to work in a few hours...... hope he finds them.

BTW, when I saw the subject line of the thread and it was by thiestgal, I thought she might be infirming us that Pope Francis had lost St. Peter's Keys and that we can all get back together again!   Oh well, we can only hope...

NO! Sorry! Because I know this is the Prayer forum!  ;D

No luck on the keys - we've asked every saint we can think of that's associated with finding lost things.
Maybe we should find a saint who hasn't been asked for much lately & feels a bit lonely.

Thanks everyone!
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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2013, 02:44:21 PM »
I pray to the Lord that you find your keys. In the meantime, do you all mind just sending a quick prayer that I find the books I forgot on my bus today? I just hope no one steals them. Many of the kids on my bus have no ethics, as much as I hate to admit it.
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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2013, 02:48:07 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Severian and Theistgal and all who have lost things.
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.

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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2013, 07:18:09 PM »
I pray to the Lord that you find your keys. In the meantime, do you all mind just sending a quick prayer that I find the books I forgot on my bus today? I just hope no one steals them. Many of the kids on my bus have no ethics, as much as I hate to admit it.

I am praying that your books turn up, right next to my keys if possible.  ;D
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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2013, 07:20:23 PM »
That could be rather awkward. ;D

May Sts Phanourios and Jude Thaddeus help you both.
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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2013, 09:35:01 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Severian.

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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2013, 05:50:05 AM »
Thank you all for your prayers. I have recovered my books (found them on the bus yesterday, thank God). I do hope Theistgal eventually finds her keys.

Until then, Lord have mercy!
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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2013, 12:11:02 PM »
Lord, thank You for helping Severian.

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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2013, 01:31:32 PM »

Thank God the books are found.  You must be relieved. 

Now...for those keys...

Lord help everyone find what they have lost and are searching for.

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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2013, 02:44:27 PM »
^Indeed. Thanks again for your prayers and thank the Lord that I have found the books I was looking for.

I will keep praying that Theistgal finds those pesky keys! Lord grant this, according to your will.
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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2013, 03:42:30 PM »
Continued prayers.  Lord have mercy.
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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.

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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2013, 07:51:04 PM »
Thank you all for your prayers. I have recovered my books (found them on the bus yesterday, thank God). I do hope Theistgal eventually finds her keys.

Until then, Lord have mercy!

Yay, glad to hear you found your books!

We've kinda decided the keys are a lost cause (  ::) ) so hubby is busy getting them all replaced.

Thanks anyway, everyone!  :)
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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2013, 07:53:16 PM »
I hope it's all solved quickly.

As much as I hate to lose a key, I like to go to the shop and watch them make new ones. I think that machine is neat. :)

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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2013, 10:30:19 PM »
is this thread for real? I feal like im in a twilight zone episode. Praying for keys...with what is going on in the world today, keys you ask ppl to pray for!

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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2013, 12:14:06 AM »
is this thread for real? I feal like im in a twilight zone episode. Praying for keys...with what is going on in the world today, keys you ask ppl to pray for!

Gee, sorry to offend you, I did say at the beginning that it wasn't a big deal compared to other problems people were having. But my husband was very upset and I was concerned. Excuse me for trying to be a good wife.  ::)
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Re: Lost keys
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2013, 01:47:25 AM »
Did you check under seat cushions?  I have had times that mine have fallen out of my pocket and end up under the chair.