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Prayer can do amazing things!  It can be a great way to pay it forward, grow closer to God and others, thank God for the blessings in our lives, and reach out to people throughout the world.  On this page, we invite you to share prayer requests for yourself, your community, and the world.  In addition, we'd love to share your words of praise to God for the blessings in your life.
 
If you would like prayer or would like to share praise,
please contact us at admin@payitforwardinmemoryofjohndye.net *Please feel free at any time to send us updates on your prayer requests posted here.

Rev. Tim Sisk, the former pastor of St. Andrew's in Amory, was gracious enough to pen this blessing for the site.  We thank him for leading us in prayer.

Our Gracious God, 

  who taught us that love and kindness are works of your divinity, 
  bless those that travel to this site,
  who are inspired by the life and art of John Dye,
  who discover a community of creativity and kindness, 
  may they be filled by your love, 
  leaving footprints of mercy, in their communities and homes.  
 
May the grace, love, and fellowship of God be with them all.  Amen.  

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Prayer Requests:


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We pray that this holiday season is a peaceful, healing, and love-filled one.  With all the strife in the world, may we all be inspired to do what we can to promote kindness, compassion, and understanding.  May God's merciful and unfailing love be our support and strength.

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Please pray for all of those suffering during the Ebola outbreak, both those with the disease and those who are being kept from general medical care due to staffing and space shortages.  May God guide the hands and minds of the doctors, nurses, and loved ones caring for the patients and may He lead the researchers to a much needed cure.


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From Cindy:

As families and school staff prepare for the start of school please pray for a safe and productive year for all.


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From Anonymous:

Continue to pray for the extreme weather conditions through out the U.S. and the world. The drought areas, the areas being hit with extreme storms, wildfires, and temperatures.


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Our prayers continue to be with the people of the Philippines as they grieve the lives lost due to the typhoon.  May they receive abundant help as they recover and rebuild.

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From Cindy:

Please keep my Dad's companion and our families in your prayers. She has been diagnosed with cancer and will be undergoing surgery this next week and treatments possibly for the next several months. The surgery is complicated due to a heart condition and diabetes. Thanks.

Update: Barbara is cancer free! The surgery was successful and she needs no radiation or chemo.  Keep her in your prayers as she continues with the reconstruction process.

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Our prayers are with those struggling with the floods in Colorado and the recent fire in New Jersey on the boardwalk.  As always our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by natural disasters.  We also pray for peace and healing for the people of Syria.

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From Anonymous:

Please pray for those dealing with work place stress.  Whether it be trying to find a job, the strains of settling into a new job, or the struggle to make due with limited resources and time in a demanding job; may people find contentment, meaning, and as much peace as possible in their work.

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From Jenni:

I would like to thank God for healing a co-worker's little one.  May His peace and love continue to be with the family as the child's recuperation continues.


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From Romelia:

Please pray for my Family because we lost my father on March 7 2012. Also my condolences and prayers go out to the Family and friends of John Dye.  Because he was such a religious man who believe in God The Lord Jesus Christ.  May he rest in peace and go home to the Lord.
Alway.


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From Cindy:

My dad's latest P.E.T. scan came back with good results. No cancer was found. He is still in remission. :)


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Please pray for those affected by the severe storms through out the U.S. Pray especially for those hit by the tornadoes, including Moore, Oklahoma as they begin the recovery process.  May they receive all the help and compassion they need.


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From Laura:

I want to request a Prayer for my community as we are about to have a Provincial Election here and there is always so much at stake when it comes to Politics.
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Please pray for the people of Boston, the Boston Marathoners, first responders, their families, and all who are affected by this tragedy.  Please also keep the community of West, Texas in your prayers.  Thank y
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From Laura:

Please pray for my children. My daughter Monica is being very seriously effected by her brain tumor! Our son Shawn and Monica are both very stressed out and tired. My husband is very tense and finds it hard to relax..I try not to worry but it really gets the best of me many times.

Update: Please continue to Pray for my Son and His Wife.
Yesterday was difficult although it was a true blessing to get together for a Birthday Dinner for my Husband.
Our son was in enormous pain before he left here last evening.

I have a prayer request this morning. My friend's husband is having signs of dementia. Very hard on the family and of course him. It is very hard to lose the memories and not be able to communicate with friends and his loved ones. his name is Phil. Thank you!

I would like to request prayer for the son of a very dear friend of mine. He has an injury from participating in a Pike Bike competition recently. He has worked very hard to achieve a high standing in this field. He has achieved so much and it will be very difficult so manage his injuries. Of course his Mom is trying to cope with her son's need to take time to heal and receive proper medical care. Please pray that he will be able to heal and get back into the competition. He has worked very hard and he is still young and anxious to return to the sport that he loves so very much!

Also, my Cousins son had a construction accident and received a very serious head injury. he is unable to work, and had many restrictions in place to keep him from further damage. He will defiantly not be able to work, drive and so on. I know that the accident almost cost him his life as they had to medically induce a coma to save his life. I know that his family would very much appreciate your prayers!

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From Cindy:

I had a great Spring Break with my family. We traveled together to attend a  competition my niece was in. She had a great experience and we saw some new sights.


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From Jenni:
 
Thanks to God for sending us some rain instead of snow!  :-)  It's wonderful to see Spring finally coming around!

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From Laura:


Please Pray for my Friend Kerri..May her business be successful!
She will be here today and then leaves tomorrow.
I will be hosting a jewelery showing at my home this evening!
Pray I will be able to get my house in order!
We will be making bracelets.
I pray the guests will be blessed!
Thanks for your prayers!
God is Good.

Update:
Thank you for your prayers.
My friend Kerri and I had a wonderful time with my friends last Thursday. I made a beautiful bracelet of Picasso jasper, a beautiful black lava stone in the center also some aqua marine stones. I had to get more instructions the next morning because I felt that my design was not all that appealing. It was wonderful that she was able to stay overnight at our home and helped me design it myself with her suggestions. I learned so much! I would like to start beading if possible: as a hobby very good for stimulating the mind. Now I need to pray that I will be able to see all the beauty in the stones so as to create something and have fun at the same time. My eyes are getting older but they are still healthy and that is wonderful. All I need is a new pair of glasses.
I do believe she was and continues to be blessed. She was able to see her grandson his 1st birthday. They celebrated on Easter Sunday!


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From Joy:

Please pray for my friend Jeanne who going though so much worry and stress. I love her so much. She is like a sister to me.
Also her husband and the 3 daughters know she bless to have to family and friend who care so much for her.


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From Laura:

Hi all. I have a Prayer request..My friend is going to have surgery today. She has to colon cancer. Please pray for her recovery


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From Kerstin:

I could need some prayers. I have to take two written exams tomorrow and then one everyday. We had the flu last week so I lost one week for learning and I'm a bit behind.

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From Laura:

Please pray for my husband today


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From Annie:

One of my best friend's grandma has been showing signs of dementia lately and it seems to be getting worse as time goes on. I ask for prayers for both my friend and her grandma. Her grandma because I can't imagine how hard it must be to be so confused all the time, and for my friend because she's one of the primary caregivers and she lives with her. It must be so hard to have to sit there and watch your grandma forget things and be so confused! Thank you.


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From Laura:

A very good Friend of mine has had MS for many years. She is now in a Full Term Care Facility. She had a stoke also a number of years ago. I went to see her this morning and she is unable to speak. I held her had..shed lots of tears. I know that she could hear as she did squeeze my hand and I know she tried to speak as well. Could you please hold her and her family up with your prayers

I also went to see a family member we all call Grampa Bob..He is a wonderful artist and has a very sharp mind. He is 86. HE is still very sharp and very witty. He had surgery bacause he had a fall in December. He will be having one more surgery and hopes to go home..Please pray for him. Grampa Bob is part of our extended family. So precious and very Much Loved

Please pray for my husband he has high blood pressure. The stress he has is causing this..He needs prayer. Thank you


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From Kerstin:

My father-in-law needs all the prayers he can get. I wish I could tell him about you and I wish I could give him some of my faith to god. We visited him today and it's hard to see him so afraid and angry because he is in pain and he will die. And my mother-in-law is also afraid he could loose him soon and angry, because she feels locked up in her appartment. But one good news, I got my results from the biopsy, I don't have skin cancer. But a few days later they found something on the skin of my older daughter. It's been removed on friday and now we do what we can do the best...waiting


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Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by the blizzard in the Northeast U.S. and those in the Southern states who are experiencing tornadoes and severe storms.  To everyone in the path of the storms: please stay safe!

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From Laura:


Pray for my eldest son he has serious pain as a result of a construction accident in 1997. Since that he has had a number of different health issues to deal with since that time. The stress is really getting to him and all of us as our daughter in law has a terminal Brain tumour. She is a beautiful young woman they are both only 38...... Also a Friend of mine is grieving the loss of her son, please pray as she is suffering so much! Her son was only 26. Losing a child is such a traumatic experience! We lost our 18 year old son in 1995 he was only 18. Thank you so much♥

My daughter-in-law has a brain tumour.. She is very weak and tired. Please Pray for our family. 
Update:  I had a wonderful day with Shawn and Monica! Monica an I went for coffee and then for groceries… that was truly an answer to prayers! I have requested prayer for her and her Dad on the FB page and I have to say things are going well. I will not get into details but I will say that she was able to see her Dad on Monday! It was good! 

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please Pray for my cousin Micheal he has just been diagnosed with colon cancer. 
Update: I requested prayer for my cousin Micheal on PIF the other day. I just wanted to let you know that he has now gone through the surgery and they are giving him a very good prognosis, he will have to have chemo but the cancerous tumor has been removed successfully! I am very Thankful for all your prayers

I would like to request prayer for my family that there would be peace and harmony. Mostly because I want to reach out to my daughter in-laws family. Her father has lung cancer and she needs to be able to see him as they are both very ill. She is unable to sort through the emotions and is avoiding him. I pray they will come together and enjoy time together.

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From Pam:

I hate to add a prayer request for a job, when so many others have urgent things like cancer and deaths in the family. But I am in need. I was laid off for the second time in 3 years. It's hard to start over and jobs are few in this area. Please, pray with me that God will open the door to the right one. Thank you!


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From Jeni:

Please add a prayer request for my sorority sister Kacy. She is battling cancer right now. Currently she is in the ICU with internal bleeding into her lungs. Also please pray for her family, especially her young daughter Kady. Thank you!


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From Suzanne:

My cousins ex partner is now in the final stage of terminal cancer she is not expected to have longer than a few weeks. As they prepare to say goodbye I'd ask you keep my cousin Damian and his son Josh and her other young children in your prayers. This has been a long battle but its over her time is upon us. I'm specifically asking on behalf of my cousin and the kids as they are having a very difficult time. I also pray for a peaceful and healing few weeks giving them the time they need to find peace and say goodbye. and that she passes peacefully when her time comes. She's only in her 40s and I'd also pray for our family and me to find the right words and actions to comfort them when the time comes. Its just been devestating to watch and peace is needed all round. Thanks


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From Natasha:

Queensland Australia could do with some prayers at the moment as they are having terrible floods, mini tornados and strong winds. Thanks


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Please add a prayer request for my friend and co-worker, Lindsey. She has been in an out of the hospital since October. She is in intensive care on a respirator and we just received word that she is not doing very well. Thank you. Donna

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From Nancy:

Could you say a prayer for my cousins and my Dad, he lost his sister this morning and my cousins lost a wonderful mom.


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From Suzanne Catherine:

I'd like to add my friend Jeff please. A friend Laurie was found deceased last night. She had died in her sleep. A sweet person who suddenly died very young please keep him her mother Amy, her friends and family in your prayers as they deal with the utter shock and devastation that will inevitably follow. I only got the news this morning. I personally didn't know her but she is connected to a cause I am very much involved in.


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From Eva:

There will be the presidential election in the Czech Republic next week and the country is in a kind of confusion. Please pray for our nation so we have the right person to lead us in the future - whoever it is gonna be.


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From Natasha:

The end of 2012 is not so good as my dad has been admitted to hospital with a blocked bowel so could every one please keep him in their prayers and thoughts. I pray it is not to serious and he will be better soon.

Update: My Dad came out of hospital yesterday and he is doing ok. thanks for all your prayers


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Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut and with their loved ones.  May they feel the love of God and His healing today and in the days to come.  May they also feel the support of those around them and through out the world.

 
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rom Kerstin:

I need you to pray for my friend. Her son has runaway again and we hope he comes home soon.

Update from Kerstin: He is back, was found drunk at night two days ago. He is fifteen. The family tried to get help for his problems, but without him wanting help, they can't do anything. It is really anoying. So please pray that he understand he has lost his way and everybody is ready to help, if he just would take it.


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From Nancy:

A friend of mine needs prayers. her husband fell off the front porch and is in the hospital. He is better but we pray for a speedy recovery so he can get back home. Please pray for Gary and Priscilla. Thank you


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From Kerstin on Nov. 20:
I have a prayer request for tomorrow. I have to meet the dermatologist, because my doctor thinks it could be a melanoma. I have the appoinment at noon german time. I'm a little bit scared.

Update: Dec. 6  I had my operation today. Three moles are gone, my back hurts and I'm not allowed to sleep on my back. Now i have to wait for the results. 


Update 2: I got my results from the biopsy, I don't have skin cancer. 

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Our prayers are with those already impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  May they find safe shelter and receive the help they need as they recover.  For those still at risk, we pray that they and their homes and businesses stay safe and secure.  We pray for those who have lost loved ones.  May they find comfort and support.  Thank you.

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From Victoria:
I don't know them personally, but, I would like to request prayer for the Goodwin family, they have a fb page called Prayers for Lane Goodwin ( their oldest son that had cancer ) anyway, Lane passed away.


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From Cindy:
Please pray for my cousin. He had a heart attack and will undergo open heart surgery as soon as he is strong enough.


Update: My cousin came through the surgery and is in recovery now.  After a few complications, my cousin has been released from the hospital and is recuperating at home now. 

Update 2: Cindy's cousin is back in the hospital and it's serious.  Please continue to pray for him and for the family.  Thank you.

Update 3: My cousin is 'out' of the hospital, but will continue with treatments and rehab for the next month or so...which means he will not be going home, but staying with family as this hospital is out of town. And, he will be needing a heart transplant within the next 2 to 3 years if all this doesn't work

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I have two prayer request today. The first is for my father in law. His cancer is growing and it's only a matter of time when he will die. Please pray for him and his family.
The second pray is for one of my best friend. She has a lots of drug related trouble with her son and she needs all the strength she can get. She is such a great mom and friend.

Blessings to you all
Kerstin


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From Tracey:

Please can I ask for your prayers for a 5yr old girl, April Jones who was abducted last night. They have arrested the man they believe took her but so far no sign of the little one. The police and mountain rescue continue to search through the night. Please pray she comes home safe and well.


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From Robbie:

Robbie, one of John's friends, requests prayers for his mother Anne.  She is suffering ill health at the moment with blocked areas in her heart, kidneys and legs. He thinks it will be good to have John's prayer corner on their side. Prayers and thoughts would be much appreciated.


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From Cindy:

Please keep Barbara in your prayers. She broke her arm and her wrist. She has had surgery and is currently in a soft cast. She will move to  a hard cast after her stitches are removed.  She will be in this cast for several weeks, then begin therapy.

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From Tracey:

A family member is heading out to Afghanistan in the next day or two. Please keep Daniel in your prayers as he leaves and my niece Georgie and their baby son Jack as they await his safe return.

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From Kim:

Please pray for "my family and especially my stepmom who is fighting stage 4 lung cancer."

Update from Kim: Plz continue to remember my family...my stepmom has been diagnoised with stage 4 cancer and has 3 brain tumors. She is in the process of taking treatments. Thank you

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From Victoria Renee:

Tomorrow is the 1 year anniversary of when my Gramma died and we're still having a hard time with it, keep us in your prayers


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Please pray for all who lost loved ones on 9-11 as well as all those who, like many first responders on that day, continue to dedicate their lives to protecting, healing, and helping.

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From Elisa:

August 14, Elisa requested:  Please Pray for my family my grandmother (mom's mom) is in the hospital she's not doing well please pray that we find comfort and peace during this tough time.

Also, Elisa brought to our attention on August 13 the shooting incident in Texas, please keep those involved in your prayers as well.

August 6: I'm requesting prayer because my mom and aunt (her sister) are feuding and I am in a lot of stress due to the situation please keep me in prayer tonight.
Thanks!

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Please pray for the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  May they find peace in the wake of the shooting there and may their faith be a comfort and encouragement to them as they grieve.

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From Carissa:

My friend Sheryl is having some personal problems and she needs some prayers.

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From Viq:

I need ALL the prayers I can get to pray for my boss (who was discharged), to pray for our team and to pray for the rest of the expats around the world who are away from their respective families.

Update: Thank you ALL for your prayers. Our collective and concerted prayers have been answered, my good boss has a new job now and that I don't have to feel sorry for his three kids. The offered company package is even much better. Indeed, God works in ways we can't fully understand how it happened --- He always makes a way. He IS the way! Praise God.



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From Jenni:

Please pray for those who were at the theater in Aurora, CO where a mass shooting occurred and for their families, the community, and for all victims of violence. Even when there's swift physical recovery, sometimes the emotional healing can take a very long time. Thanks.


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From Priscilla:


I need prayer warriors to intercede for my friends, Rieta, Holly, and Eileen. Rieta continues to have terrible pain from an injury.  Holly and Eileen have problems and  the Lord knows the details. These dear friends need the Lord’s help so badly and I know I can count on all of you to pray for them. All are receiving care from doctors but they need the Great Physician. Thank you so much for doing this. always, Priscilla 

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From Suzanne:

My friend karen who i met through a group for those who lost loved one through violent crime starts her cancer treatment monday. She set up a wellness retreat and does amazing work in the community for people who need it. Shes devoted her life to helping others and is an amazing woman full of courage and dignity.after her shocking diagnosis she has set up a blog which can be accessed through my profile (which is open) to share her journey with others in true 'helping others' style! Please please as she starts her treatment on monday keep her in your thoughts. For this beautiful woman and her family that turns tragedy into compassion for a community as shes starts her difficult journey i pray all will keep her in your prayers.! I personally pray for courage and strength to beat this!


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From Jenni:

I would like to say a prayer of thanksgiving for the recovery of our family dog, Josh, and thank all of the PIF members who prayed for him and us.  Last Monday we thought he had a stroke due to extremely limited mobility.  Thankfully, it was only a couple of ear infections and he's doing infinitely better now.  Back to his old self... stubbornness and all!  :-)  Thank you to the friends who prayed and to God for His healing power and love.

Update: Josh passed away peacefully at home on September 19th, 2012.  We were blessed to have had him for ten years since we adopted him as a "pound puppy."  We feel very grateful for the two months we had with him after we thought we had lost him to a stroke.  Thank you, again, to all who prayed for Josh and for my family.

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From Cindy:

My sister-in-law's dad underwent a surgical procedure this morning to hopefully correct balance and mobility issues he has been experiencing for several years. Please pray the surgery was successful and he will not be confined  to using a walker anymore.

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From Suzanne Catherine:

Everybody pray for my dear friends emma and mike and the rest of us who will be attending the funeral of their two year old daughter clara tomorrow. It will be a heartbreaking day for all involved just to get through it..

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From Elisa:


Hey Everyone,
I have an urgent prayer request this time it's for the people of the state of Colorado as they are dealing with wildfires in that there has been some loss of property due to the fires in Colorado so please I am asking that you all remember the people in Colorado in your prayers tonight.
Thanks!

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From Tracey:


Please can I ask you to keep my mom in your prayers. She has just been diagnosed with angina and due to undergo an angiogram and further tests over the next couple of weeks.


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From Cindy:
 
Now that school is out for most, many families will be traveling.  Please pray for their safety on the roads, in the air, and at sea.

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From Jenni:

Please pray for Vicki who is facing major surgery.  Thank you very much.

Update: Vicki has made a wonderful recovery.  Thank you!

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From Tracey:


Can I request prayers for the Philpott family in Derby,  England, who lost their 6 children to an arson attack on their home. Please pray that the police are guided in their enquiries and that they get to the bottom of what happened very soon. Also, remember also a 7 month old baby who was murdered by his father also in Derby, this past week. As these children all take their place in heaven, ask that their families are comforted in the knowledge that nobody can ever hurt their babies again and that they are all together, exploring the wonder of heaven together.


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From Tracey:

Please pray for  Lewis Mighty and his family from Derby, England. He  is a 7 year old who is losing his battle with cancer. He has just hours to live but is being extremely brave and fighting so hard to stay, he has already defied the odds and we are all hoping for a miracle. Ask that God keeps them very close right now and if Lewis has to go home soon, ask that angels will wrap their wings around him and carry him gently to heaven.


Update 5/16/12: Lewis became an angel at 2.30 this morning. Thank you for your support. Please continue to hold his family in your prayers.

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From Marlene:

Hi everyone i just wanted to drop a post and say my dad 91yrs old and a pearl harbor suvivor had a mini stroke last week he is back at the navel home in wash. d.c. got an update today and they said he is declining..if u have time plz pause a min. and praise GOD as it is now up to him...

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From Kerstin:

Today I'm coming to you with a prayer request. My father-in-law has cancer for the third time. He had his operation and he could get better, but he seems to not find the strength to do so. He is hopeless and mean to people who loves him, especially my mother-in-law. So it would be nice if you could take both of them into your prayers. Thanks.

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From Elisa:


I have an urgent Prayer request for my fiance's and my niece and nephew their ages are 2 and 4 yrs their names are: Destiny Love and Jordan Anthony. I'm uncertain what it is that has them sick but please keep them in your prayers everyone.

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From Jenni:


Please pray for my Uncle Tom who is experiencing some health issues following surgery.  Thank you!

Update: My uncle is doing much, much better and the issues are resolved!  Thank God!  Thank you for your prayers. 

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From Laetitia:

Hi everyone, I want to tell you that I go to the hospital on Tuesday and I'm getting operated on Wednesday of the stomach. I will be absent several days, but I think very highly of you all and you will all be in my heart. I'll come and say hello tomorrow. I love you all. Added on Sunday, April 15, 2012

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From Teri:

Please pray that God will show me the decision I need to make....

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Please continue to keep our PIF member, Leola Dawn, in your prayers.  Dawn recently underwent surgery related to her terminal leukemia.  She currently remains in the hospital and asks that we please pray for her two adult children as they cope with her illness.  May Dawn and her family be surrounded by God's peace and love.

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From Tracey:


Please can I ask that you hold my 5 month old Great Nephew in your thoughts and prayers. He was admitted to hospital yesterday with a high temperature and unexplained rash. Thanks.

Update: Caleb has been allowed home but with a 24 hour window to return to the hospital should he deteriorate further. They are still not sure what is causing the rash but think it is viral. Please can I ask for your continued prayers that it is nothing more serious.

Caleb is continuing to improve.  He still has the rash, however, so continue to keep him in your prayers.

Caleb is now fully recovered, thank you for your prayers.

 
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From Tiffany:

A couple that I've known for awhile, who are still relatively young (in their 60s), have been really going through some trials, the wife has had Alzheimers now for about 5 years. It's progressed very quickly and they now only give her weeks to live. The husband has been a pillar of strength and continues to care for her alone, still even bringing her to church every Sunday. A few days ago he was pushing her in a wheelchair through their home and something caught the wheel. The sudden stop threw her forward and out onto the floor. She had to have stitches and looks very bad. He is already having much difficulty in facing the fact that she could pass any day but now he is riddled with guilt on top of that. Please keep them both, Gary and Laura, in your prayers.

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From Bonnie:

I am asking all my FACEBOOK friends and Family to pray for My High School Classmate Lynda.  She has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer, and found out the other day that it has spread. She just gave birth a week ago to a Healthy Baby Girl. Pray that the Lord Give her Strength to get thru this battle. Please PRAY!! and Keep her in your PRAYERS... She is gonna make it thru this, with all our prayers and God on our team She will win this battle.. ♥ For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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From Joelle:


I can make a moving tribute after the accident because of a Belgian occurred in Switzerland last night, which was the condition of 28 dead including 22 children, of 52 passengers, who was returning from a ski camp. The emotion is so strong in Switzerland and Belgium, that I must inform you this terrible information. I would ask you to pray and have a thought for the families of victims. God helps them in these difficult times. I heart goes out to the families and they are in my prayers. one minute of silence was observed in both countries. Tonight I will light a candle for the victims.

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From Jenni:


I would like to request prayers for my family. My Grandma Margaret passed away around 7 this evening. She went very peacefully for which we are all grateful. However, it's going to be a tough few days so we'll take all the prayers for strength we can get. Thank you and God bless.

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From Leola:

Please remember our PIF Facebook friend Leola Dawn.  Leola is in the hospital recuperating from a mild heart attack.  She also has leukemia and says it is what has triggered the heart attack.  Please keep her in your prayers as the doctors say the leukemia is terminal.

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From Carrie:

I have struggled with an eating disorder since I was a teen and have now decided to enter into a treatment facility on Tuesday. I will be there for 4 months. If you could remember me in your prayers, I would so appreciate it.  I know I have a long road ahead of me, but God is faithful.
Blessing to each one of you!


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From Rebecca:

I wanted to request prayers for all of the people affected by the storms and tornado's that hit on Friday.

I live in Louisville however I was working in southern Indiana on Friday and the storms left a lot of devastation.  The damage is really unbelievable  there are several small towns that were just about wiped out.  These people really need our prayers right now.

I have donated to an aid organization and if anyone is so inclined would encourage them to do so.

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This is an urgent prayer request for  our band The Kids of Widney High we lost one of our own.  His name was: Tony he died on March 4th 2012. He died of colon cancer.
Thanks,
Elisa

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Update: It is with much sadness that we relay the news that Lynn passed away on February 22nd.  Please continue to pray for Jim, Jamey, Jerre, and the entire Dye family and all who love Lynn.  If you would like to write a message of condolence to the family, we are collecting them here:
http://www.payitforwardinmemoryofjohndye.net/condolences.html

The messages received there will be printed and presented to the Dye family.  Thank you.

From Tracey:

We would like to request prayers for John's mother,  Lynn Dye who has suffered a stroke. Please pray for a swift and full recovery and strength for her family, Jim, Jamey and Jerre as they come to terms with this difficult news. I pray that they know how much love and best wishes are out here for them all at this time.

 
We are offering our prayerful support and love for Lynn and the Dye family at our Facebook group. 
Thank you.

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From Tracey:

Whilst you are all praying for Lynn's recovery, please can I ask for prayers for my Reiki teacher's husband, Mike. She has just messaged me to say that he has been admitted to intensive care with Meningitis, he is stable at the moment but your prayers and thoughts (if you have any spare) would be greatly appreciated.


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From Rebecca:

I want to request prayers for 2 cerebral anneurysms that I have known about for the past 4 years.  I have been following with 2 different neurosurgeons over the past few years.  I am getting alot of conflicting info from my doctor and am facing the decision of having surgery and when.  Surgery for this carries a significant risk as does not having surgery.  Please pray that I will have the knowledge of what to do and please pray for my health and peace for me as well.

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From Tracey:

Please can we ask for your thoughts and prayers for the family of the RAF Regiment Airmen who was shot dead yesterday in Afghanistan. Pray also for the safe return of my RAF Regiment brother next week.

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From Jenni:

My Grandma (dad's mom) has been hospitalized again.  We're praying the doctors can get to the root of her illness and that she'll get her energy back so she can start feeling better.  Prayers are much appreciated.  Thank you so much for all the earlier prayerful support.

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Everyone urgent project for you help save Adult Education in California please!

Let's do this in honor of John Dye I know he will want us to do it.

Love,
Elisa

Elisa has provided a link where you can learn more about the effort to save Adult Education programs in LA here.

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From Rebecca:


I am having my angiogram on Wed so if it is ok would like to pray that they have not increased in size.

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Please keep the Dye family in your prayers as we all remember and celebrate the life of their son, brother, and uncle on his birthday.  Pray, too, that we each of us find healing and peace and do our best to honor John's legacy by helping others and showing love.  May John always know how loved he is and how many people are filled with gratitude upon remembrance of him.  Thank you.


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From Tracey:


Please pray for my father-in-law.  He goes in for open heart bypass surgery on Monday, January 30th.

Update: The surgery went very well and Tom Snr was out of hospital in just 4 days, he is now recovering at home. He is suffering with much pain in his back, so your continued prayer is requested. Many thanks for all your good wishes.

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From Ellen:


I would like to request prayer for my mother Jean who has dementia and is struggling with the disease.

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From Elisa:

I'm asking that everyone please pray for my father Hector De La Torre as he is in the hospital undergoing some medical tests this is an urgent prayer request.


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From Cindy: 

Please pray for all the members of the Facebook group Pay It Forward in Memory of John Dye and others associated with this website. We may not know what struggles each is dealing with....but God does.

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From Jenni:

Please pray for Diane who will be having surgery Monday.  May her recovery be swift and peaceful.  Thank you.

Update: Surgery went well.  Please pray for a smooth recovery.  Thanks!

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From Tracey:


Please hold the Dye family in your thoughts and prayers as they face the first anniversary of John's passing and his birthday. May they be comforted knowing that John touched and changed lives for the good. Please ask that God keeps them very close over these next few weeks and that their very own Angel Boy will be very near.


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From Elisa:

Please pray for my friend Kelsey who lives out of state.   This is urgent. Thank you.

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From Tracey:

Please pray for Ian who was recently deployed to Afghanistan.  Thank you.


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From Jenni:

Please keep my Grandma Margaret in your prayers.  She recently finished cancer treatment but now is hospitalized with pneumonia.  She's improving so we're praying God continues to heal and strengthen her.  Thank you!

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From Tracey

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, can we all remember those families who grieve for loved ones no longer with us. I think especially of Karen and her two young sons as they deal with the second anniversary of the loss of their husband and father Marcel on 26th December. Please hold the Dye family in your prayers too as they face their first Christmas without John. Lets us also remember the men and women of our Armed Forces who must spend this festive season away from their families and homes.

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From Jenni:

"Please pray for Zachary, a baby boy facing a dire medical situation, and for all those who care for him during this difficult time.  Thank you."


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From Tracey:

For my brother in law who is having major knee surgery tomorrow. Prayers for a swift recovery time for Gary and for my sister, Samantha and the children as they support him in the days and weeks ahead.

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From Jenni:

Today, December 1st, is World AIDS Day.  Please pray that a cure will soon be found for HIV/AIDS and that, in the meantime, effective treatment and prevention be available to all who need it regardless of socio-economic status.  Thank you.

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Update from Rebecca: I can't believe I am telling you this but my friend Gigi came off the vent today and she has recognized people and even talked a little.  God's miracles never cease to amaze me.  She has a long road ahead but I am so glad for this.  Thanks for all of the prayers.

Hi,

I would like to request prayers for my close friend Gigi who has been fighting a courageous battle with cancer for the last 5 years.  She became suddenly very ill Mon and is in intensive care on a ventilator.  I pray for her healing as well as peace and healing for her mother, and husband.

Thanks,
Rebecca

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From Tracey:


Please can I ask that you keep the Dye family in your prayers as they prepare for their first Christmas without their beloved son John. May they take comfort from knowing that John touched so many lives and as a result, we carry out our Random Acts of Kindness and continue to Pay It Forward in his name.

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From Leesa:


Joyce is undergoing in-hosptial physical therapy now, then will move to an assisted living community until she has healed.


My cousin, Joyce, fell off the stage at her Church yesterday while decorating a Christmas tree. She is in Winter Haven Hospital in Florida where she lives. She has shattered her knee, leg and elbow all on her left side. She will have surgery around 5pm today. The surgery will be extensive. Around 5 to 6 hours. She will have a long recovery of 3 months or so. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

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From Tracey:

As we approach the Thanksgiving holidays, please keep in your prayers all those families who will be missing loved ones  at this time.

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From Kimberly:

For my husband's father, Allen, who recently had a cancerous mass removed.  Though they believe they got it all, they want to do chemo but Allen has lost 24 pounds since surgery and they won't do chemo unless he puts some weight on.

My husband's brother, Gareth, who is diabetic and has been battling a foot ulcer.  They are contemplating amputation.

For my sister in law, Gina, who is trying to care for both of them and work.  My husband's family lives in England and we are in the States.

A local pastor committed suicide this past week.   Please pray for his wife, Lisa and young daughters, Christina and Betsy as well as for the congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church

And finally, my friend Deyse will be undergoing back surgery in a few weeks.  She has been in a lot of pain and is very nervous about the surgery.  Please pray God's peace upon her.

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From Tracey:


We would welcome your prayers and thanks for the safe arrival of Tracey's Great Nephew who came into the world at 5.27am this morning. As yet unnamed, he is a brother to Evie Rose and first grandson for my brother Ian. Congratulations to his mommy and daddy, Laura and Jason. Please keep the family in your prayers.

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From LouAnn:

Update:  Patrick is suffering from too much fluid around his lungs and heart.  Was admitted to the hospital over Thanksgiving weekend due to pain in his chest.  They were able to draw off the fluid and relieve the pain but that was just treating the symptoms.   Please pray that his kidney doctor can adjust his dialysis so that this problem is eliminated in the future.

My husband is waiting for a kidney transplant.  We have had several surgeries this year several infections in different port sites for his dialysis. Some congestive heart failure due to the clinic not pulling enough fluid off him. New port site put in getting ready to start home dialysis again but only this time  Hemo-Dialysis which they have recently started to let patients do at home it tends to be less stress on the body and do it 6 days a week instead of just 3 days which  means on weekends really have to watch how much fluid he takes in and having a hard time controlling his potassium level. Our youngest daughter was expecting but about 3 1/2 weeks ago lost the baby but she and her husband are doing well with this along with us. Believe it or not my precious grandson turns 3 years old. Enjoy having the other grandkids around. It is never a dull moment when they are all here.


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From Jenni:

Please pray for Shelby and her family as she begins cancer treatment.  She's the daughter of one of my mom's co-workers.  Thank you.

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We at the Pay It Forward in Memory of John Dye site  pray that God's protection and love surrounds those serving their country and defending freedom.  May they and their families know how much their sacrifices are appreciated.   

"He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart." ~~Psalm 91:4, NIV


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Update 3: Wanted to share some great news from my friend Cathy. Recent scan shows no signs of cancer, her blood work is normal and she doesn’t have to see a doctor for three months !!! How awesome is this ? Thank God and thank each of you for all your prayers you have said for her. Love, Priscilla

Update 2: Had her 4th chemo treatment for ovarian cancer. CAT scan shows no cancer ! Thank you, Lord and for everyone’s prayers, another big thank you.She has more chemo to face but this is such a lift to her, her family and friends. Please continue to remember her in prayer. Priscilla

Update: Please pray for  Cathy, a young wife, mother.  Help her know that the Lord is with her and His power is awesome. Pray for her family and friends. love, Priscilla


I have a friend who needs prayer. She is having unexpected abdominal surgery Saturday am for a tumor on her ovary---hopefully a cyst. No symptoms until sudden abdominal pain a few days ago. She is a nurse I work with. She is 43, I believe. Thank you so much. love, Priscilla

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I would like to request prayer for my daughter who is having so many problems with anxiety and panic disorders. Pray that the Lord will give  her doctor the knowledge to find the right medication to give her a better quality of life. It breaks my heart to see my young, beautiful, gifted child have to suffer like this. She has a good job, her own place and many friends, but this illness adversely affects her life so much. love to all, Priscilla

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Update on Rebecca:
The mammogram came back clean! Praise God!
 

From Rebecca:
I want to ask for prayers for a clean mammogram and for good health.  I am having my 5 year follow up from breast cancer.


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Hi everyone,
I'm requesting a prayer for my cousin his name is: Daniel De La Torre he's 17 years old and he needs prayers really urgently I view him more as a brother rather than a cousin.
Could you please pray for him.
Thanks!
Elisa De La Torre


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From Rebecca:

First off I pray that God will truly bless this site and that many blessings will come from it.

I also want to request prayers for my best friend from childhood who is struggling with stage 4 cancer.  She is fighting so hard and I pray she will find healing and peace.


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From Cindy:

Update: PET scan shows  Cindy's dad is in Full Remission from the cancer!  He will have one more chemo treatment after Christmas and continue to be monitored throughout the next year.

Pray that the chemo works for my dad and he is able to go into remission for Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Cancer has affected so many members of our family-my mom's and my dad's side...we have several members in remission and several in Heaven as a result of cancer. And, pray that I keep my priorities straight through all of this.


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From Priscilla:

I need prayer for the Lord to continue to give me the love and strength I need to deal with close family members who are in the throes of addictions and depression. Pray that the Lord will continue to provide His love and strength. He has been so good—He has given me this group and this ministry and I am so thankful to His precious name. love, Priscilla


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From Jenni:

Please pray for my grandmas.  My dad's mom is receiving treatment for cancer and my mom's mom is recovering from knee surgery.  Thank you.  Update: My grandma is now home following her knee surgery.  Her physical therapy is on-going but we are so grateful she's back at her place.  Thank you all for the prayers!

I also pray that this site brings healing and hope to all who knew and loved John.  May we always exemplify his spirit of giving and sharing the message of God's love.


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