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It has been mentioned by several posters that if we don't know a person's belief system, it is inappropriate and offensive to offer prayers of support. So, to respect each other's preferences, I'd like to start this thread for people who would like others to pray for them when they're having difficulty. Please add your prayer requests to the thread and we can be supportive to one another. If your request is personal, just ask us to pray for your intentions. We can support you without the details.

I'll go first

I would appreciate your prayers regarding my messed-up esophagus and severe acid reflux, in the hopes that they can make my insides work without a conversion to bypass. I really don't want another surgery. Thanks!

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I'm asking for prayer for a door of employment to open or a way to make income. Our economy in Barbados is in a very bad place (4th highest GDP in the world) and we are about to be hit with extremely high increased taxes and cost of living

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11 hours ago, BajanSleeve said:

I'm asking for prayer for a door of employment to open or a way to make income. Our economy in Barbados is in a very bad place (4th highest GDP in the world) and we are about to be hit with extremely high increased taxes and cost of living

Sending prayers your way! What type of work do you want to do?

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13 hours ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

It has been mentioned by several posters that if we don't know a person's belief system, it is inappropriate and offensive to offer prayers of support. So, to respect each other's preferences, I'd like to start this thread for people who would like others to pray for them when they're having difficulty. Please add your prayer requests to the thread and we can be supportive to one another. If your request is personal, just ask us to pray for your intentions. We can support you without the details.

I'll go first

I would appreciate your prayers regarding my messed-up esophagus and severe acid reflux, in the hopes that they can make my insides work without a conversion to bypass. I really don't want another surgery. Thanks!

Done, and done!

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7 minutes ago, AshAsh1 said:

Done, and done!

Thank you! And I'll pray that you make your goal by 11/1!

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And when you are doing what you really,love doing, it isn't a job, it's a vocation!😝

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43 minutes ago, Frustr8 said:

And when you are doing what you really,love doing, it isn't a job, it's a vocation!😝

I'm praying that there are no more hiccups between now and your surgery, my friend!

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Prayers to everyone for all of your specific needs. Please pray for me as well. They think I have a stricture which means I’m still of clear liquid bcus my opening closed to a pinhole. I’ve been going to the hospital for every couple days for IV hydration. I’m starting a weekly endoscopy on Monday to balloon the opening so I can eat. I have 5 weeks until I go to Greece. Doctor said I may not be able to go if the stoma isnt stretched enough by that time. My prayer request is to have this all worked out so that I can be healed and that I may go on this trip. Love to you all

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1 hour ago, Starfish23 said:

Prayers to everyone for all of your specific needs. Please pray for me as well. They think I have a stricture which means I’m still of clear liquid bcus my opening closed to a pinhole. I’ve been going to the hospital for every couple days for IV hydration. I’m starting a weekly endoscopy on Monday to balloon the opening so I can eat. I have 5 weeks until I go to Greece. Doctor said I may not be able to go if the stoma isnt stretched enough by that time. My prayer request is to have this all worked out so that I can be healed and that I may go on this trip. Love to you all

Sending prayers and (hugs) your way.

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17 hours ago, Starfish23 said:

Prayers to everyone for all of your specific needs. Please pray for me as well. They think I have a stricture which means I’m still of clear liquid bcus my opening closed to a pinhole. I’ve been going to the hospital for every couple days for IV hydration. I’m starting a weekly endoscopy on Monday to balloon the opening so I can eat. I have 5 weeks until I go to Greece. Doctor said I may not be able to go if the stoma isnt stretched enough by that time. My prayer request is to have this all worked out so that I can be healed and that I may go on this trip. Love to you all

It would be terrible if these complications interfered with your trip. Greece is so beautiful!

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Maybe someday we v will all get the chance to go to Greece. Let us know how your trip,went.

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14 minutes ago, Frustr8 said:

Maybe someday we v will all get the chance to go to Greece. Let us know how your trip,went.

Let me tell ya, it would be a lot easier to walk up the hill to the Parthenon now than it was 11 years ago!

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I will send pics from Greece! Praying I get there. Going for my endoscopy apt this morning to see exactly what’s going on and to start the stretch of the stoma so I could at least liquids down. Went to hospital again yesterday for hydration so I’m ready for this procedure. Pray for me please !

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2 hours ago, Starfish23 said:

I will send pics from Greece! Praying I get there. Going for my endoscopy apt this morning to see exactly what’s going on and to start the stretch of the stoma so I could at least liquids down. Went to hospital again yesterday for hydration so I’m ready for this procedure. Pray for me please !

Done! Also praying that they can fix you up with just a couple of procedures!

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