THE PRAYER LIST: 3RD. OCTOBER 2011

The Prayer List is a daily feature at OCICBW... with an option to light a candle as you pray. If anybody has any concerns they would like included on tomorrow's list please email me with details or leave your request in the comments to this post. I will include relevant photos if provided.

THANKSGIVING

Posted by one of THE TWO AUNTEES:

My ex wife had asked us to make her a baby blanket for a niece's new arrival and she came over yesterday to pick it up. We had a nice discussion about how family is doing and it was all pleasant. She had talked with my sister who is taking care of our mother almost full time, my sister asked my ex to ask me if we could watch mother one day a week so they could do yoga. I was floored to say the least. I will say it again, when you pray for things to happen you can be specific because you just never know how far your prayers can go or take you.

Friends of Kay and Sarah will realise just how wonderful this, on the surface mundane, piece of news is.

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Congratulations to Bosco Peters of the LITURGY website. With circa 75000 followers he is now officially New Zealand's most popular Twitterer (or whatever those who hang around Twitter call themselves).

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Alan has got a new job which means a move for the Neighbourhood's newlyweds. Read all about it at LESLEY'S BLOG.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

Three of our friends need to be included in our prayers even though they cannot give full details of their predicaments.

Whiteycat writes:

I am in the midst of a serious household crisis that directly involves the cats and our entire home. We are desperately in need of prayers from the OCICBW... community. I know this group has worked some miracles. Do I ever need one now!

Grandmère Mimi spends most of her energy caring about other people and there are a lot of other people at the moment about whom she is greatly concerned. This has made our normally chirpy septuagenerian friend feel rather low and stressed out.

Viv at ZEN AND THE ART OF TIGHTROPE WALKING suffered "a blow" yesterday which kept her awake all night.

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From Michael Merriman:

Please add to the prayer list, Jeff Pierce, member of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas TX. His muscular dystrophy has progressed to the point that he can only breathe with a machine. He choses not to live that want and entered hospice care today, surrounded by friends and family praying the Litany for the Dying. A love of Jesus and a fierce fighter for the rights of the LGBT community. May this stage of his journey be brief and comfortable.

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From UKPA:

Jewish settlers or their supporters are suspected of setting a mosque in an Arab village in northern Israel on fire. A carpet was burned and interior walls damaged at the mosque in Tuba-Zangria in the Galilee region. The words "price tag" were spray painted on the building - a reference to a settler practice of attacking Palestinians and their property in retaliation for government operations against settlements. Several weeks ago the government destroyed unauthorised structures in an illegal settlement outpost in the West Bank - an operation that was followed immediately by another mosque blaze.

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From BLOOMBERG:

Syrian security forces killed at least 10 protesters demanding the ouster of President Bashar al- Assad as dissidents created a council to coordinate efforts to end his 11-year rule. The killings occurred yesterday in the central governorate of Homs, the northern province of Idlib and the southern area of Daraa, where the uprising against Assad began in March. Government agents carried out raids on homes overnight and into the early morning, arresting many in the suburbs of the capital Damascus.

For a extremely saddening report on the plight of those trying to escape the terror in Syria check out REUTERS.

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THE PRAYER LIST: 3RD. OCTOBER 2011 — 7 Comments

  1. Jeffrey Pierce, an oblate in the Order of Julian of Norwich and long-time member of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Dallas, TX, died at 1:30PM CDT, surrounded by family and friends. He fought the good fight and accepted that the time had come to say goodbye. Rest in peace, and may light perpetual shine upon him.

  2. Jeff Pierce died quietly with his son and daughter holding his hands, at peace with all. Thanks for prayers.

  3. Jeff was a friend who possessed quite a wit (which frequently expressed itself in the worst of puns). He’s been a part of our parish for a long time, and will be sorely missed.

    Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant Jeff. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen. (BCP, p. 465)