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Offline brastaseptim

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Prayers For a Friend
« on: February 23, 2013, 03:42:11 AM »
I found out recently that a very close friend of mine, by the name of Reece, is contemplating suicide. Naturally, I was concerned and tried to help him best I could, all the while suggesting he see a psychiatrist. This isn't the first time I've been concerned for him- ever since he lost faith and fell away from Christianity to Agnosticism, I've been trying to bring him back into the fold, in hopes that he can be raised from his despair, God willing. I recently lost all contact with him, so I'm not sure what is going on with him.

Please pray for him, that he might be safe, overcome his depression, and come back to Christ. Thank you, and God bless! 

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Re: Prayers For a Friend
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 10:21:43 AM »
Lord, have mercy on Reece, keep him safe, and guide him back to You.

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Re: Prayers For a Friend
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 01:39:44 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Reece.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

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Re: Prayers For a Friend
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 06:28:48 PM »

Lord, have mercy!

I hope he is okay.
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Re: Prayers For a Friend
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 06:30:30 PM »
Lord have mercy. I will pray for your friend :(
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