Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Prayers for JohnieB and his Mama, may she rest in peace

Our blogger pal JohnieB, who does not have his own blog but is a frequent commenter here and in the general bloggy neighborhood, has given me permission to let you know that his dear Mama just died in Arkansas. Johnie is headed out there shortly to be with the family. As some of you may know, he visited just recently and thus was able to be with his mother before she passed. Her name was Pearl. Please pray for the family, for consolation and unity.

May Pearl rest in peace and rise in glory. May our brother John travel safely. May Pearl's children be in harmony with each other as they grieve for their mother.

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(Note: there won't be sound at first, but this does work, so just turn the volume up a bit and wait. It's not Baptist from Arkansas, but Russian Orthodox via Maurice Jarre. We do sing a form of it too in the Episcopal Church.) (Sorry I could only find the Dr. Zhivago version of the Kontakion!)


Grandmère Mimi said...

Eternal rest grant unto Pearl, O Lord. May light perpetual shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

Father Almighty, I pray that you send your healing love upon Pearl's family and friends. Heal them in spirit, mind, and body. Give them comfort and consolation, strengh and courage to go on with their lives, and O Lord God, give them your peace that passes understanding to keep their minds and hearts in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Johnieb, if you see this, my mother was named Pearl, too. May she rest in peace, also. And may God give you peace, my friend.

johnieb said...

Thanks, Mimi, and thanks to Jane R. for her help.

Luiz Coelho said...

May Pearl shine even more and grow in glory and continue praying for us who continue in this calamitous world.
May Johnieb be comforted by our loving God and find strength to go on, hoping one day not only me, Jane or Johnieb, but us all will be in the company of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Apostles, the Martyrs and all God's saints, including Pearl.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.