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My dad.

Discussion in 'Prayer Wall' started by ViaCrucis, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

    United States
    In Relationship
    As I write this, it's hard. My father has been battling various ailments for a few years now. Last summer he suffered total kidney failure and has been on dialysis three times a week.

    As of two days ago my father's legs stopped working. Unsure of the cause, and unable to transport him myself I called an ambulance to take him to the hospital.

    The short of it is this, his time is very short. Fluid build up around his heart and lungs has given him congestive heart failure, his blood pressure is so low that they can't risk dialysis any more. In the best circumstance he would only have one or two weeks left; but in addition he has an infection that is causing his body septic shock. As far as I know when I was visiting with him a little bit ago might be the last time I get to talk to him, and tell him I love him.

    He's at peace. He's ready to go home to be with our precious Lord Jesus. He's ready to go and see my mom again. He's ready to see his sister, and my grandparents. He's ready. But even though I know that he's ready, and I know that he'll be home with the Lord, saying goodbye--even though I know it is only temporary since in Christ there is no goodbye. Though I know this, it's still very hard. I love my father very deeply. He has been there for me my entire life, he's been there to tell me and teach me about Jesus. To live out his faith in Christ toward me as a kind, and very loving father.

    Mostly I want to tell you all about my father. But also ask for prayer. Prayer for my family, my uncle (his brother), my cousins and their children. For my younger brother who this is hitting harder than even for me.

    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, He leadeth me beside the still waters.
    He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
    Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. Amen.
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  2. Tigger45

    Tigger45 St. Maron Supporter

    United States
    Amen and may the passing of your father be gentle and sweet as he enters into the arms of the Lord :crossrc:
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  3. redleghunter

    redleghunter Thank You Jesus! Supporter

    United States
    Prayers offered for your dad, you and family. May Almighty God comfort you in this time of sadness. May His joy be yours as well knowing your dad’s faith and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Blessings on your family.
  4. Gracia Singh

    Gracia Singh Newbie Supporter

    United States
    Prayers, friend. God be with you, your father, and family, and with you and your brother in a special way. It is never easy. Your Dad sounds like a wonderful father. Bless him.
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  5. Halbhh

    Halbhh Everything You say is Life to me Supporter

    United States
    Prayer given. Your post touched me, and I love y'all.
  6. vinsight4u

    vinsight4u Contributor

    United States
    May God help your dad pass into glory and give your family comfort at this time.
  7. childeye 2

    childeye 2 Well-Known Member

    United States
    Your Dad.
  8. dzheremi

    dzheremi Coptic Orthodox non-Egyptian

    Oriental Orthodox
    Lord have mercy upon your father and yourself and everyone else touched by this situation.

    Graciously, O Lord, repose ViaCrucis' father in the bosom of our holy fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Sustain him in a green pasture, by the water of rest in the Paradise of joy; the place out of which grief, sorrow and groaning have fled away, in the light of Your saints.

    Lord have mercy.
  9. Danielwright2311

    Danielwright2311 Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States
    The good news,

    In heaven, he will have a palace to live in and will remember you and ask about you and God will let him see you at times.

    He will be truly surrounded by real people who will talk to him and love him for ever, then, when you get there, you will live right next to him forever.

    How do i know this?

    Don't ask, just know.
  10. prodromos

    prodromos Senior Veteran Supporter

    Eastern Orthodox
    Lord have mercy
  11. Sérgio Junior

    Sérgio Junior Old Catholic Christian.

    In Relationship
    Praying for You, your Father and all your family, my brother!

    Lord, have mercy and help ViaCrucis, your father and all your family in this difficult time, wipe away all tears and continue giving Grace to this Family, Lord. Amen.
  12. Mydreams

    Mydreams Well-Known Member

    Lord we come with this prayer, let you please take care of ViaCrucis's dad, remove his pain and suffering. Lord help ViaCrucis's dad, as he needs you and Bless him. Bless his family and relatives. In Jesus righteous name, Amen!
  13. sunshine100

    sunshine100 Love God Love people Supporter

    United States
  14. Yusuphhai

    Yusuphhai Messianic Arabic-Semitic Chinese

    God Father, the death of righteous can be sweet , peaceful even joy, though sorrow can’t be avoided to relative. Your comfort is stronger than the threaten of illness and death. May Jesus’ precious blood and Spirit cover ViaCrucis’father with especially rest more than supposed, and this rest can comfort his relative. May God send angels to welcome his father. Amen.
  15. BrotherDave

    BrotherDave Regular Member

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and father.

    As I read your post it brought tears to my eyes….I lost my dad to kidney failure. While he lived for many years after a kidney transplant eventually it failed and he and my mother had to deal with infections and dialysis for some time until the Lord took him peaceably while he was in the hospital. I am thankful the Lord gave us the time to say good bye and thank him for all he did for us.

    Remember that things that are seen are temporal. Things not seen are eternal. God tells us in John 3:15-16, 5:24 that those who believe have eternal life. It can be difficult for those left behind but I found comfort knowing that my father was finally free from his pain, the frequent infections and the chains of dialysis and had moved on to a glorious eternal life with Christ.

    Sounds like your father did a great job raising you and your brother. Thankfully you have each other and the rest of your family and most importantly a love for God.

    May God give you the peace that you seek and may the soul of your father be at peace with our Heavenly Father.
  16. AmyLoh

    AmyLoh New Member

    United States
    Praying for you
  17. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

    United States
    In Relationship
    First of all I want to thank everyone for their prayers.

    My dad passed at around midnight tonight, and went to be home with the Lord.

    I'm still processing, so I don't have much to say--except to again thank everyone who offered their prayers. Thank the Lord for all of you.

    And then this,

  18. Annalafrenchy7

    Annalafrenchy7 Member

    Hello dear friend,

    I am so terribly sorry for your lost and I am deeply saddened by this, you are in my prayers. My heart is heavy for you, my deepest condolences.