2-7 days to live

Discussion in 'Prayer requests' started by PurpleFlower, May 20, 2021.

  1. PurpleFlower

    PurpleFlower Archangels

    My FIL Jimmie has been told he's got 2-7 days left to live and is being sent home on hospice. We are so grateful he will die at home surrounded by family. He has his Immaculate Heart of Mary and Sacred Heart of Jesus pictures my husband brought to him yesterday and constantly asks to see them. He's like a little child and calls them his Sacred Hearts.

    I ask for your prayers, that he and my MIL will be filled with grace, strength and courage to the very end (beginning).

    And grace for my husband, who has taken on the role of spiritual support for his parents and brother. He cries on my shoulder, then goes to be their comfort.
  2. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 To Jesus + through Mary @-}---


    When my father died in 1987, the family dynamics changed; I was 22 (and single), and unprepared.

    Have no idea if this is the first "parent" death for you; thought I'd mention it, especially for how it might affect your husband once his mother is a widow.
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  3. PurpleFlower

    PurpleFlower Archangels

    Yes, this is the first parent death and probably the only one for a while. My parents and my husband's mom are all in their 50s. My husband has one older brother who also lives close and they will be sharing responsibilities helping their mom transition to being alone. Jimmie's sisters also live a couple neighborhoods away from her and are close with her. We'll have her over weekly for dinner and make sure she sees our kids a lot so she won't be too lonely.
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  4. bflocatholic

    bflocatholic Powers

    Prayers going up.
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  5. TinNM

    TinNM Archangels

    In my prayer intentions...
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  6. AED

    AED Powers

    Praying for Jimmie and the whole family.
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  7. ellen

    ellen Ellen

    Praying Divine Mercy Chaplet for Jimmie. right now!
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  8. josephite

    josephite Powers

  9. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    You have my prayers, also. So sorry.
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  10. Te Deum

    Te Deum Principalities

    I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Such a difficult time for you to be a tower of strength when your probably hurting just as much. May the Lord carry you and give you strength ... God Bless
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  11. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    Prayer said for Jimmy and his family.

    What a comfort it is to hear of a soul about to enter eternity with faith and the sure hope in meeting the Lord and Blessed Mother. Praise God.
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  12. PurpleFlower

    PurpleFlower Archangels

    Thank you. My husband and I actually had a very good, long cry together this evening.
  13. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    My prayers for all of you. He is blessed to have his family to aid him spiritually into eternal life. Not everyone has this and it is truly a gift.
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  14. FatimaPilgrim

    FatimaPilgrim Powers

    Prayers going up for Jimmie and for our Lord to comfort you and your family with the knowledge that Jimmie and all of you are in His loving care
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  15. Donna259

    Donna259 Powers

    Praying PF....for Jimmie and the family
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  16. Very, very sorry, PF! Praying for you all!
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  17. PurpleFlower

    PurpleFlower Archangels

    Thank you all for your prayers. Jimmie passed away around 11am this morning, surrounded by loving family gathered around his bed. We had just finished praying the rosary 20 min before, and I had whispered in his ear to give us a sign when Mary arrived to take him with her. (I've been praying specifically for Mary to come for him before he died, and I've never been more confident a prayer would be answered.) Since the previous night, he'd been completely unresponsive, just breathing shallowly with his eyes closed. About 2 minutes before he breathed his last, he gave a great gasp and I knew Mary had come for him! Cathy held him and told him we loved him and he could go, and he did, very peacefully.

    After we knew he was gone, Cathy completely broke down sobbing and began to become hysterical, so I silently prayed, "Jimmie, comfort your wife." At that very moment, she took a deep breath and completely calmed down. It was so moving.

    Such a beautiful and grace-filled experience, thanks in part to your prayers. :love:
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  18. Beautiful. May he rest in peace!+++
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  19. Booklady

    Booklady Powers

    May he rest in peace.
  20. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Prayers tonight, bless you all.

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