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Soulangel
Sep 25th 2008, 12:27 AM
Thirteen years ago almost to the day whilst hanging out the washing God said to me "go across the road, you have to go with Penny tomorrow night" This was a Saturday, and I had no idea where on earth Penny would be going on a Sunday night, let alone if Penny was even home, let alone if I was even hearing things or not. However, the force that was propelling me forward couldn't be ignored, so off I ventured, leaving the clothes half hung out and half in the basket, thinking to myself this woman is going to think I'm crazy when I knock at her door saying I just got told this message, uh, don't know what to do about it........ You see we had only just me really a week before this and only just had an intimate conversation the day before. Did you think God was in a hurry?!!

To cut a long story short, Penny was home, and Penny was going to church the next night, so off I went with her, and I began to know the Lord slowly but surely. God gave me several gifts that day, not just the gift of Himself, but also the gift of Penny and her husband Gerry. They became my surrogate mum and dad that I never ever had. They filled my life with the love and support that I never received and to top it all off, as each of my children were born they adopted them as their grandchildren.

Today is heartbreaking for me. Poppa Gerr died last night from cancer. A true example of the father I never had, the love and laughter and so many good times has just slipped by so quickly and my heart is broken into a thousand pieces. Why do all the good ones go home and the ones who well you know ripped you to pieces are still left here? I know I speak from grief, but we all need prayer right now. Nanna Penny needes prayer to get through this difficult time, my kids need prayer they loved him so much it's rocked their world too. Sorry to go on, I'll stop now, thanks for listening, Soulangel

stillforgiven
Sep 25th 2008, 01:05 AM
I'm really sorry for your loss. You all will be in my prayers.

moonglow
Sep 25th 2008, 01:29 AM
Oh I am so sorry. I will be sure to keep you and everyone that loved him in my prayers...



God bless

IMINXTC
Sep 25th 2008, 04:28 AM
Sorry for your loss! Praying for Nanna, the kids and yourself.

Roelof
Sep 25th 2008, 05:25 AM
I am sorry to hear of your loss.

I will :pray: for you all.

cdo
Sep 25th 2008, 12:06 PM
:pray:Soulangel :pray:
Linda, I'm so sorry about your loss and I will be praying for you and your family.Bless the children in their loss of grandparents.
I wish I could do more for you,like a real :hug: But, all I have is a cyber :hug:.God will do the rest.
Father,I pray and ask your guidance for Linda & her family in this great need of theirs.Give them Peace in their heart Lord and spread your love & strength to help them.God you get all Glory & Praise for being our God and supplying our needs.Father Bless nanna Penny as she bares the loss of poppa Gerr and lift her up to the highest mountain. Let your Love so shine in this dark hour.Thank you Father for what your already doing in their lives.
Linda,msis in Christ,Darlene......God is the healer of all of us:hug:
luv you girl !!!!

Buckeye Doug
Sep 25th 2008, 08:09 PM
Soulangel,

Can feel the pain in your heart.
Will keep you and the family in prayer.

God bless.

livingwaters
Sep 25th 2008, 11:17 PM
:pray::pray:ing for you and your family, and especially, Ms. Penny....

God Bless:hug:

Redneck Charger
Sep 26th 2008, 06:33 AM
Sorry for your loss..and Please Jesus take care of the family!:pray:

turtledove
Sep 26th 2008, 12:04 PM
Thanks for sharing your story and this heartfelt prayer request. This morning I am praying for you, Nanna Penny, and the family. God, send the Holy Spirit, the comforter, to them, please..in the Name of Jesus.
Amen. :hug:

Soulangel
Oct 1st 2008, 05:26 AM
Thank you everyone for your love and much appreciated support at this time. We travelled away to the funeral up north Monday just gone and supported the family and our three very distressed children through a very difficult time. It makes your heart break into a trillion pieces when your teenage son is sobbing his heart out and your daughter has tears pouring out of her eyes endlessly. Even tho' they know Poppa is in heaven with Jesus it doesn't take away the pain of loss for them and for me holding it all together for them, to support them, well I praise God for the strength that I could do it at all, I praise him for the words that just seem to come at the right time to comfort them, because I was lost and in pain myself. Praise the Lord for mending their tiny hearts. ~ Linda xoxoxooxo

moonglow
Oct 1st 2008, 02:31 PM
I will pray the Lord continues to comfort all of you...


God bless

zsl
Oct 2nd 2008, 07:14 PM
I am so very sorry for your loss.

I pray that God will seem closer than ever to you through this difficult time. I pray that He will give His undniable comfort and peace Nana Penny, you, your children and all who loved Poppa Gerr.:hug::pray:

CoffeeCat
Oct 2nd 2008, 07:26 PM
Linda :hug: I am praying for you all... for Penny, you and the kids. :pray: I'm so sorry you lost someone so dear. It's hard to be "the rock" that holds up your family, especially when you're hurting, yourself. Please keep leaning on Christ..... rest in Him. I'll be keeping you folks in my prayers. :hug: