24 July 2007

Prayers please

Please pray for a friend who is nine weeks pregnant. She has a long history of miscarriages.

Please pray for my brother who is in a lengthy training course for the Army. He will be separated from his family for four months, then probably sent to Iraq for 18 months. He's already been there once.

May Our Lady look out for all of them.

6 comments:

Ma Beck said...

Prayers for your friend to good St. Gerard, protector of pregnant women, and to St. Michael for your dear brother.
God protect him!

Cathy_of_Alex said...

praying....

swissmiss said...

Thank you for the prayers. My friend is Catholic and considers babies a great blessing. She rolls with the punches, but miscarriages are still very hard. This is her second pregnancy this year. She lost one baby in the spring. My brother is currently in the States for further warrant officer training and his family is in Switzerland so it is very hard on all of them. Prayers are greatly appreciated!

:o) said...

Prayers for both. Please thank your brother for his service.

swissmiss said...

Thanks :o)
My brother should've been able to retire this summer and avoid all this, but for some reason, he only has 18 years of credited service. Don't know how it works. My uncle, a vet, said the only time you don't get credited service is when you are in the brig! I know my brother wasn't in the brig, but am not sure how things work with him being active duty, then National Guard, then Reserves while in Switzerland. He doesn't want to throw away everything at this point and lose his Army pension.

Ray from MN said...

Maybe he was totally out for a couple of years.

He certainly would want to secure that pension, and the medical benefits.