Prayers needed please

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by LindaH, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. LindaH

    LindaH New Member

    Tuesday morning our church and community had a most tragic thing happen. A young couple in our church, the same age as my daughter(34) they all graduated high school together.

    He was getting ready for work and she was cleaning a gun. They had been skeet shooting the evening before. The gun discharged and hit him in the chest. Yeah the old unloaded gun thing right.

    He was hit in the upper body but didn't die instantly. The said JJ was begging Tootie to help him. Of course with any gunshot case they had to call the TBI in on the case. They questioned Tootie(Nicole) and sent the body for an autopsy.

    Their little four year old girl slept through it all. One of God's blessings. I am having so much trouble typing this I can't get the tears to stop.........

    Please pray for this family and mine too. My daughter and I are having an awful time dealing with this. She grew up with JJ and met Tootie in ninth grade. I am trying to pull up what is left of my strength and courage and I know I will with God's Grace.

    All of this on top of son-in-law losing his job last week is pushing my stress to the limit. My pain is getting out of contrul but maybe I can do some tricks to help that. I prayerfully hope so. This will be the third funeral in three weeks for someone in my church.

    Please pray for this young woman that her faith will stay strong. I know she must be blaming herself in so many ways. I pray that she will be able to stay deep in her faith so she can be there for her little girl.

    Thanks so much
    Linda
  2. monkeykat

    monkeykat Member

    I will pray for both of them today. I've posted a song about the power of God's love because it takes a power greater than we know to heal our hearts and hold us up at times.

    Power of Your Love:
    Lord, I come to you,
    Let my heart be changed, renewed,
    Flowing from the grace that I’ve found in you;
    And Lord, I’ve come to know
    The weaknesses I see in me
    Will be stripped away by the pow’r of Your love.

    Lord, un-veil my eyes,
    Let me see You, face to face,
    The knowledge of Your love,
    As You live in me;
    And Lord, re-new my mind,
    As Your will un-folds in my life,
    In liv-ing ev’-ry day by the pow’r of Your love.

    CHORUS:
    Hold me close, let your love surround me,
    Bring me near, draw me to Your side;
    And as I wait, I’ll rise up like the eagle,
    And I will soar with You,
    Your spirit leads me on
    In the pow’r of Your love.





  3. grge

    grge New Member

    I will pray for you your family and the family in crisis.
    Please believe God hears and answers all prayers. He will bless you and yours.

    grge
  4. danny3861

    danny3861 New Member

    I will be praying for this you lady and her family and kids. May the lord lay his healing hands on all and provide some confort. And may their faith hold strong. This all includes you Linda. Bless all involved.

    Danny
  5. Sandyz

    Sandyz New Member

    What a horrible tragedy for that poor family. Its going to be hard to live with. I will be praying that God can give them some peace and comfort with this.

    We had something similiar happen in our area. The husband shot his wife who he was seperated from. In this case, they think he did it on purpose but he says it was an accident so he`s going on trial for it soon. It was very sad for the whole community and upsetting and they had two little girls.

    I hope this women doesn`t have to go through all that.

    Sandy



    [This Message was Edited on 06/10/2004]
  6. LindaH

    LindaH New Member

    To everyone for the prayers and good thoughts. The TBI ruled it an accident so that is a blessing. I know this was just the procedure for shootings but it was such an ordeal for Nicole.

    We went to the funeral home and she is doing as well as can be expected. Exhausted and in shock. God and family and friends are helping her through this. The funeral is in the morning and then she must continue on in her life without JJ.

    God Bless
    Linda
  7. PrayerWarrior316

    PrayerWarrior316 New Member

    I'm so sorry to hear about this horrible tragedy, I will certainly be praying for you, your family, Nicole and her family.

    Blessings, Judy <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/17/17_1_22.gif' border=0></a>
  8. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    My prayers are with you, your family, and these friends.

    Love, Mikie
  9. loriRn

    loriRn New Member

    I also will pray for you all, Lori