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Offline Shlomlokh

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Prayers for a brother
« on: April 10, 2013, 09:04:26 AM »
Please pray for a dear brother in the faith who apostatized. He moved out west after college and got involved with a non-Orthodox girl and struggled out there with the lack of an Orthodox community and her family is overwhelmingly (read: exclusively) non-Orthodox. It has pained me and our community here greatly. His name is Patrick. Thank you.

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Re: Prayers for a brother
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 10:27:35 AM »

Ohhhh....how sad.

Lord, have mercy upon Patrick, and guide him back home.
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Re: Prayers for a brother
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 10:46:13 AM »

Ohhhh....how sad.

Lord, have mercy upon Patrick, and guide him back home.

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Re: Prayers for a brother
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 01:53:04 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for a brother
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 02:00:24 PM »
Please pray for a dear brother in the faith who apostatized. He moved out west after college and got involved with a non-Orthodox girl and struggled out there with the lack of an Orthodox community and her family is overwhelmingly (read: exclusively) non-Orthodox. It has pained me and our community here greatly. His name is Patrick. Thank you.

In Christ,
Andrew

Lord, have mercy!
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Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!"
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Re: Prayers for a brother
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 02:54:30 PM »
I will light a candle for Patrick.

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Re: Prayers for a brother
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2013, 03:07:05 PM »
Sorry to hear that. Lord have mercy!
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Re: Prayers for a brother
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2013, 10:26:10 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Prayers for a brother
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 11:26:14 PM »
Lord, have mercy.