Thursday, June 30, 2011

Friday requests posted early Saturday

Please pray for the soul of Paul who was a Viet Nam vet who committed suicide on Memorial Day.

Please pray for John, an 81 year old who threw himself in front of a train. And please pray for the engineer of the train, who will have to live with this the rest of his life, even though he tried to stop. Thanks

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday request

From my friend: Please add George to your suicide prayer list. He suffered from fibromyalgia and became addicted to prescription pain killers. He committed suicide 3 years ago.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday request

Please pray for Thuy who just took a half a bottle of sleeping pills.

Thank you.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sad to say, but another request forThursday

Please pray for Julieta. She took her life this morning 38 years old...

Thursday requests

Please pray for Steven, who was found dead on our waterfront by some children. The coroner pronounced it a suicide. Also please pray for the children who found him. Thank you

Please pray for Silva..whom committed suicide..his niece found him.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday requests

Please pray for G.S. he committed suicide by hanging himself on his niece's tree. She found him. She also needs our prayers.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of a young lady who shot herself. The person who gave me the request asked that I not use even her first name. They think this suicide was the result of a side effect from a prescription medication that can cause suicidal tendencies. Thank you.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday request

Please pray for Wendy who took her own life about a year ago.


Somene sent me this article. Please pray for this intention.

THE Japanese Government has warned of an epidemic of depression and suicide as a result of mental trauma caused by the earthquake, tsunami and ongoing nuclear disaster.

The country already has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, but new figures show that the number of deaths has risen almost a fifth compared with a year ago. In Miyagi, the region worst hit by the March 11 tsunami, the figures are especially alarming, with suicides up 39 per cent.

A government report is now warning that the stoicism of many victims in the early weeks of the disaster may mask post-traumatic stress disorder. This week a dairy farmer from the town of Soma, in the Fukushima region - near the crippled nuclear plant - was found to have hanged himself after being forced to sell his herd because of a ban on the sale of milk from the area.

"It is a characteristic of the Great East Japan Earthquake that, as well as stress caused by large and sudden changes to daily life and the traumatic experience of the earthquake and tsunami, there are feelings of grief and loss resulting from the huge number of people missing and killed," the Government said in the report.

"As well as grief, survivors also experience guilt because, although they tried to escape together, only some were saved. Then there is the shock of identifying bodies, for aid workers as well as victims, resulting in chronic depression or prolonged grief disorder."

The observations appear to be reflected in the new figures, which show an 18 per cent national increase in suicides. In May, 3,281 people killed themselves, 499 more than the same month in 2010. Suicides in Tokyo were up 27 per cent.

"Looking at the calm behaviour of many of the victims, we might assume that post-traumatic stress disorder caused by their experiences might be less than overseas," the report said.

"However, until we receive more detailed information, we cannot reach a simple conclusion."

Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, after Lithuania, several other former Soviet states and South Korea. In 2010, 31,690 people killed themselves in the country, the 13th consecutive year above 30,000.

Suicide rates are closely tied to national trauma. Numbers increased from around 25,000 to more than 30,000 a year in the late 1990s, at a time of widespread bankruptcies and lay-offs caused by the collapse of the so-called "bubble economy". The number has always corresponded to unemployment rates - both peaked in 2003, for example.

May is usually one of the worst months because of the low spirits at the beginning of the new corporate year - a condition known as gogatsubyo, or "May-itis".

Yoshiharu Kin, of the National Centre for Mental Health, said: "Many people recover within six months, but 10 to 20 per cent suffer from chronic conditions. Mental care after the disaster needs to work over several months and several years.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday night request

Please pray for Derek who took his own life about a year ago. According to his friend, he used to be an ordained minister but lost his faith and had no faith, just inner turmoil, when he died. Thank you

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The holy souls are grateful

The holy souls are grateful for our prayers. Yesterday I was having a hard time starting my lawn mower. As I was getting frustrated with it, I heard a train whistle, which is always my reminder to pray for the souls in purgatory who have committed suicide. It dawned on me to ask for their help with my lawn mower, since I have been helping them. I did this, and the lawn mower started immediately, and I never had any more trouble with it the rest of the day!

Thursday requests

Please pray for Ashley's husband who committed suicide and for Ashley and their son. Thank you.

Please pray for the person in my internet prayer group who posted a prayer request about being suicidal. No name was given, but God knows who he/she is.

From the Facebook group: I don't have names yet, but please pray for a man who committed suicide in Penacook NH after killing his wife this morning. Also please pray for the police who saw this happen. Thanks so much.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Friday request

From a Facebook member:
Please pray for Patrick, he was extremely depressed and committed suicide on 05/30/2011. He was trying to get help through his work, but they ended up terminating his employment. I spoke to his wife Jennifer and she is very distraught. She is not trying to support their 6 year old daughter. Please keep all of them in your prayers. Thank you and God Bless.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday requests

Please pray for Ex-Duke basketball captain who died in apparent suicide attempt.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Kirk, 38, who committed suicide 8 or 9 years ago.

Please pray for Kelsey, aged 20. Severely bipolar since the age of 10, her boyfriend of many years has just broken up with her. She has had suicidal ideation many times and is now plummeting in a steep arc. We all know how common suicide is in these circumstances. She is really at risk. Thank you all so much. She needs prayer above all.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

More Tuesday requests

From a member of our grou on Facebook: "Please pray for the sister of one of my dear friends. (God will know who you mean) The sister has been terribly depressed as of late, and has been speaking of committing suicide. Finally it has reached the point where their parents have taken her to a rehabilitation center. My friend is worried sick for her sister. Please pray that she does not kill herself, and finds healing for her depression. Please pray also for my friend, M, that her fears be allayed and her nerves calmed, that she may be able to trust in God. St. Dymphna, pray for us and pray for my friend's sister! Mary, wrap your mantle tight around these girls. Thank you, all."

Please pray for Vanessa, threatening to take her own life.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Tuesday request

Please pray for the soul of Jamie, age 26, who shot himself on March 21 because of the depresssion he experienced from a motorcycle accident that killed his girlfriend last summer. It was not his fault; they were hit by a drunk driver. There is a big write-up in our paper today about this. Thank you.

Monday request

Please pray for Carol who committed suicide many years ago. The family thinks it was because of side effects of medication. Thank you

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thursday requests

Please pray for Jonathon a college student who committed suicide yesterday after his girlfriend broke up with him. May God have mercy on Jonathon and grant him eternal rest.

Please pray for an unnamed suicide victim who jumped into a body of water and drowned. I saw it on the news. The story was not about the suicide but about the medical personnel who had to watch him drown because they had no training in water rescue due to budget constraints.