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Roy Lee Dawson Sr.
Missing my Dad........

I lost my daddy on 10/9/01. He was my life. I still need him and cannot let go! Please pray that he will let me know that he is alright now and that his soul is with the Lord.

My dad past a couple of months ago and I have not been able to function. I have two children and I know they need me but I cannot beleive that he is gone. It is like I am in a dream and I haven't been able to return to work since October. I am 36yrs. old and my children are 13 and 14yrs. old. How can I help them if I can't help myself. My parents were married for 41yrs. and I need to be there for my mom as well. Please pray that I will find the answer that I need to let him go peacefully. I am suffering with similar illness myself. I have had 36 operations and I know have to go for another one. I do not have the strength to fight anymore. I lost my Grandmother one month before my dad and she was like a second mother to me. My mother is hurting alot but she holds it in for me. Please pray for me that I will be able to talk to God because I am still angry with Him. I Love the Lord but I just don't understand.

lilcdc -4/19/2002
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4/21/2002 07:46

dear roy i promise the pain will decrease,God is always with you,keep the memories of your dad in your heart,talk about him with your mom and your children,your wife make it a happy time,he is at peace sitting with GOD,NO PAIN OR SUFFERING,i am sure your father would want you to be strong for yourself and family,my dad died when i was 22 yrs.old there is not a day that goes by that i dont think of him and miss him,but like you i have a son life must go on thats how they would want it,talk to your father he will hear you and a peace will come to your heart,and you will go on this i am sure of.God bless you and your family,may the memories in your mind heal your heart.

4/21/2002 09:26

Roy, I lost my dad in 1985 and for months after he died - I too was angry with God - I asked God to "show" me in the spirit "where" my father was - and, God through His Holy Spirit ministered to me as a father would and gradually my heart was healed. And, my belief in God, which was inspired in me as a child "by my father"- began to take over. And, it finally sunk in that I was not only blessed to have an earthly father, I also had a heavenly father also, I realized that my father was still alive in me - because I was part of him.

Roy, healing from grief is a process, some days are better than others - but our parental bonds are the strongest bonds we experience in life and no matter how old we are, no matter how many children we have, we ourselves are always children in heart - when it comes to our parents. God, through His Holy Spirt will minister to your heart and He "feels" your pain - pour all of your grief and your concerns on Him because He cares for you. "LEAN" ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS. "Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of His understanding. He giveth power to the "faint" and to them that have no might, He "increaseth strength"...But, they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles."
Isaiah 40:28,29 and31

Father, I lift all of Roy's concerns up to you, I ask you to heal his body and his spirit and I ask you to bring his family closer together at this time. I ask you to give his children supernatural wisdom and strength and protect their hearts and minds during this time. I ask you to help each member of Roy's family minister to each other. Let Roy feel your peace, let him know within his heart that you have him and his father's soul in the palm of your Hand. Amen,

4/21/2002 14:27

I, too have just lost my dad 5 weeks ago. It's still so surreal. I am 39 years old and have 4 children and seem to be just "going through the motions" with work and my personal life. I cared for him through his illness and on his deathbed (which still haunts me to see his final breath). I know he no longer suffers...and he wanted to let go in the end, and, my prayers changed in the end too. To have him go on as he was, would have been too hard to bear and too hard to watch. I did find comfort in knowing in the end he was met by my deceased uncle to bring him to the other side. I know this, because my dad confided in me about a month before his death, that he was seeing angels. One of them was his uncle who said he would be back for him in about a month. That was February 8th. He died March 8th. I know my dad is in a better place, as is yours. We can no longer go to our daddy to "fix everything" like he has done so often in the past. It's up to us to pray for the strength to carry on, as life does. My prayer for you, as it is for me, is to take the pain away and replace it with the love and happy memories , which was our gift from our dads. Know that He will be with you through your trials and tribulations and illness. The best gift you can give to honor your father, is to raise up your children in the way they should go, as your dad did for you. May God bless you and give you strength to heal from the pain and loss...

4/21/2002 14:52

All my life I have known that Jesus died for our sins, and that by his stripes we were healed. I have not been so strong in faith until now, but I am asking for prayer for several members of my family, that they will come to know Jesus and make him Lord of their lives, and be healed of their diseases. I am a mother and am praying for the health and safety of my teenagers, and for peace and unity and love in all the members of the family.

4/21/2002 15:28

Dear Roy,
I can identify with you in having a difficult time in the absence of your father. I recently lost my mother and it was really difficult in letting her go. But one day a friend described to me what a beautiful place she was in, so unlike this world. She told me how my mother was reunited with my dad and my grandmother and grandfather. She told me how they were waiting for the time I would join them and how we would see Jesus face to face in all His glory.

The Bible describes heaven as a place beyond our imagination. No more sickness, no more pain, no more tears. Then I finally came to my senses and thought why wouldn't I be happy for my mother when she would have so much more and be free from the sickness and pain she had in this world. She is in a much
better place and one day we we join them.
My prayers go out to your and your family. May God richly bless you and your family.
Mary Carpio

4/21/2002 17:15

May you find the strength to overcome your grief. I'm sure it's what your father wants. No parent likes to see their child suffer. You only have to let go of his physical self....his spirit is with you every moment of everyday. He's in you, your children, in the air you breathe, in the sun on your face. I pray you wake up one morning soon and feel peace and love around you knowing it's your father's wish and the strength to move on for yourself and your family.

Blessed Be

4/21/2002 17:32

ord I pray you give Roy peace within himself to carry on,and to know his dad is at peace noe and in a better place.In your name we pray amen

Roy I know it is hard to lose someone dear and precious to you;but you need to know each day will get better.Can't dwell on bringing him back>because you have a family who needs you.Including your mother.
Your dad would probably want you to be strong,in order to hold them family together,and to be there for your mom.
Remember this a smile is a facelift anyone can afford.Please smile everyday,because they will please your dad and your family.
Jesus loves you and so do I and my prayers are with you to be strong and stand in faith-God will see you through this and every trail you have.
Bye for now!!

4/21/2002 17:34

Roy and friends in prayer room excuse my spelling this day-I am ill and operating on 3 hours of sleep.I can spell tho.God Bless everyone of you!!

4/21/2002 19:15

Roy, I will pray that u get the strength to heal and see through your grief. you say your dad was your life and that is true, but he was a part of your life as you are also a father and have two children who probably feel that way about you. I will pray hard for all of you. I am very sorry you lost your beloved father at such a young age. please don't neglect yourself or your current family while you grieve. May God bless you and your family

4/21/2002 21:36

Dear Heavenly Father
I lift up Roy to you. Let him have peace at this time. Let him know that hid daddy is with you. You are taking care of him now. Help Roy to be a father to his children. Lord give him strength to go on through with the surgery. Lord through you Roy can do all things. This I pray. Amen.

4/22/2002 02:28

Father in Heaven, Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit, I commit into your presence Roy and his two boys and their grandmother particularly at this time when they are hurting from the loss of a loved one. Please strengthen Roy father, let him know it is natural when you have been close to anyone, much more a parent to hurt like crazy when they are gone! Even though you were hurting when they were living in pain. But Lord, that you will take better care of them in Heaven than we could ever take care of them down here, sick as they were. Lord let Roy know it is okay to grieve but he can have your help and the Holy Spirit so he won't be hopeless! I have lost close loved ones a dad, mom, two aunts, a sister in law between 30 to 4 years ago and at times I still cry for missing them but I am glad they are with you. They were all sick and hurting and I feel joy in knowing they are not hurting any longer. Father restore Roy to his full capacity, help him to be there for his Children and his Mother and anybody else in the family and circle of friends that need help. His father would like that. I pray in Jesus name.

4/22/2002 02:51

Roy, there are several book that can help you but unfortunately, I don't recall the titles but if you go to the Crossings website--they are a Christian Book Club and look through or send them a e-mail you will find books to help you with the grieving process. There is one written a man that lost his wife and daughter that is very good, I bought it but never read it myself. I was having a rough time over the loss of an Aunt, Friend and Siste-in-law, 3-loved ones at the same time but by the time it came I had gotten my hands on some other reading material that helped me. God is able to take away the feelings of hopelessness! You are on the way to recovery already when you reached out to your faith family for prayer! It means that you have insight into your problem and you know some of what to do to get help. Don't forget to talk with a pastor. If you do not have a church family, a chaplain at the hospital (if your father was hospitalized) may be willing to offer help. I have seen that happen. Some doctors are also Christians that will offer spiritual help but they are not going to come to you on the doc-patient level. Approach them on a one-to-one.
I just like to offer practical things that I have tried or seen tried that helps in addition to the prayers. Have the best week you can have. Yoour sister in Christ.

4/22/2002 03:16

Roy: Here are two books from Rodale Books,Publishers of Prevention Magazine:
1. Prayer, Faith and Healing by Kenneth Winston Caine and Brian Paul Kaufman...cure your body, heal your mind and restore your soul. It is very helpful.
2: The Spiritual Life Guide....combines medical thinking with faith based advice to help you solve problems, among them overcome grief and loss etc.

I will post the others if I find them

4/22/2002 03:19

Well I hope that my message helps. I too lost someone. I for some reason I didn't cry, Because she was in Christ. She went to be with the Lord. And I rejoce in that Because she is in my future. And I am sure that so is your father. Don't let the devil tell you its God's fault. It isn't. so Cheer up he is with you with a smile on his face.Rejoce!

4/22/2002 08:08

I lost my father on Christmas Eve 1986. I took care of my father for 10 years because of his disability. One week after my father passed away the girl I was going with and planned on marrying someday broke up with me. I had a hard time dealing with all of this and it almost cost me my life. I was going over the edge. But then I had help, help from someone who was always beside me but I never acknowledged him. God finally made me see that I was going no where. That all I was doing was feeling sorry for myself. I packed up afew things and just called and told my family that I had to get away for awhile. I went away for 5 weeks and then night I came back home I went to my mothers. I waited for her on the steps for her to come home from work. That night when she got home she came home with a co-worker. A woman named Joy. Joy is now my wife. I have 2 sons now. One was hers from before and 1 we had together. Things have turned out all right. As things will turn out fine for you. Many times I have been angry at God. I have even spoken to God in anger and said things I never should have. But you know what? God never left me. He still stood by me after all the things I said to him. All the hate I had he still stood by me having faith in me and loving me. Just remember that God is a loving and caring person who will always be by you for so long as you believe in him and have faith in him. For this I pray that God will once again come into your life and heal your heart. I pray that he give you comfort and strength to over come any obstacles that lay ahead of you. Most of all I pray for God to Bless you and your family this day and everyday and may his light forever shine upon you......AMEN

4/22/2002 09:38

Dear Roy, The Lord always picks the most beautiful and fragrant flowers. This may not console you but know that your father is in a beautiful place and someday, you will be reunited. Your father will always be with you in spirit and he would not want you to be so sad. Live your life to the fullest and love your family still here with you on earth. Life is very short so enjoy what you have while you have it. Someday, you will all be together in heaven. I will be praying for you. God Bless you.

4/22/2002 10:20

Dear Roy, it is wonderful that you still depended on your father, but now your heavenly Father wants you to depend on Him. Your dad is now where there is no pain. I don't know him, but I am a parent and I would not want to go on to the next world knowing that I would leave my children in such pain. You will be together again, in a much better place. You need to look to your faith and what you truly believe in

Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for your peace that passes all understanding for Roy. Help to lean now on you and help him to show his children that life does not end with the loss of a loved one. We cling to your promise that we will all be reunited again! In Jesus' name, Amen.

4/22/2002 10:41

Lord, please help Roy to understand. Renew his faith in You. Help him to embrace you, so that he may walk through the pearly gates on his day. Fill him with peace. Help him to return to the man he was. Let him see how much his famiyl needs him. Help him to support them as much as he needs to be supported. Please give him the courage to face all the uncertainties he may encounter along the way.

4/22/2002 11:16

Heavenly father,
I lift Roy up before you in prayer. Lord, I know how it feels to lose someone close to you. Please bless Roy with guidance. Allow him to realize that our time on earth is only temporary and that you don't make mistakes. Guide him with wisdom, knowledge and understanding of your word. Renew his relationship with you Lord. Give him strength to live and be happy with the remaining time that he has on earth. We don't know from one day to another when our last day is. I just pray that you bless him with love, joy, peace and happiness and that you will give his kids strength with him and allow him to build up his strength to return to his old self. Bless his mom during her loss. Comfort her and guide her. Lord, I just pray that you will allow him to realize in his heart and mind that his dad is in a better place. A place where there is no pain and no tears. Allow him to realize that his dad is gone but he will see him again. Lord, please remove the anger he has toward you and renew his spirit. Fill him with your word and direct him in your word. Surround him Lord around caring people. Lord, also bless him with the strength to return to work. It may he hard to do but he must get on with his life. In Jesus name I pray.

4/22/2002 11:56

Dear Heavenly Father:

I pray wholeheartedly for Roy that he finds the peace of mind to allow himself to go on with his life even though, Lord, he is suffering through much physical ailments himself. Also, Lord, may he put his full assurance and faith in you, God, to give himself the patience to go through a time of healing of his father's death. We all have different times we go through of healing for our loved ones who have gone on to be with you. I know he feels he is slighting his family, but this may not be the case, so reassure him that he is doing the best he can under the circumstances. The loss of a parent is very difficult especially if there has been a lot of love shared. He is also going through so much suffering of operations and emotional turmoil knowing he has the same ailment as his father. That must be difficult to deal with, so, Lord, only by your power can he be rid of this frustration. I pray that anger is released from his soul against you, Lord, and that you will show him mightily that you are working in his life. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.

4/22/2002 14:03

Lord, Please wrap Roy in your comforting embrace and help him understand why the time had come for his father and his grandmother to become angels beside you. Please comfort him as he deals with all of the emotions that come with losing a loved one and help him find the strength and courage to get through each day stonger and more at peace than the day before. Amen.

4/22/2002 21:56

Roy i know what you are going thou i lost my dad two year ago its har to let go. but with the grace of God i finnly let him go but the momory will live on. i will pray that God will gave you strength to go on and to help you Lord help Roy thou this time of the lost of his dad Let him know you are there for him in your name we pray aman

4/24/2002 11:57

Lord, please comfort Roy and help him to move forward with his life after the passing of his loved ones. Allow him to see that the people we love never truly leave us, and that he will see his father and grandmother again soon. Please help Roy to feel your love, and give him the strength he needs to go on for his family that remains with him here; grant him peace, love, and hope. In Jesus' name, Amen.

4/27/2002 00:07

Dear Lord

Please comfort and heal Roy of his pain and bring him peace knowing dat his dad will be with thee. His family needs him and they too are hurting. Lord heal their hearts and give them the strength and peace to carry on with their lives.


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