My family needs your prayers


August 25, 2009, 11:49 PM
I know the Rallying Point section has been filled with somber news lately, but bear with me.

My grandmother is not in the best of health at the moment. 5 years ago (on my 16th birthday to be exact) she had a triple bypass surgery. Just the other day, we were informed of a growth in on of her lungs. Needless to say, all of the symptoms point towards verdict is still to come on that....

This is extremely hard on my family. She practically raised me and my brother, and she has always been very close to me.

I would appreciate you all to say a quick prayer for Betty Shepherd and the family. Means a bunch, even though you may be a thousand miles away.

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August 25, 2009, 11:53 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sorry for the news

August 26, 2009, 12:13 AM
I will be praying for her, the family, and you. Please keep us informed.

August 26, 2009, 01:15 AM
you are in my thoughts

August 26, 2009, 02:43 AM
Likewise , my thought and prayers go out to you, and your family.

August 26, 2009, 04:39 AM
the thoughts of an atheist are with your too.

August 26, 2009, 07:36 AM
Thoughts and prayers, my friend.....

August 26, 2009, 07:44 AM
Prayers sent for your grandma and your family.

August 26, 2009, 07:56 AM
Fellow Virginian,
Prayers sent, you and yours will be included in our sevice this evening.

August 26, 2009, 08:53 AM
My thoughts and prayers go to you and your grandma

August 26, 2009, 08:56 AM
My thoughts are with you too. I've waited for a loved one's inevitable diagnosis before too, and they're hard times. Prayers aren't my thing either, but you have my best wishes, and I hope for your grandmother.


August 26, 2009, 09:30 AM
Good luck!

August 26, 2009, 09:40 AM
My family's thoughts and prayers are with you.

August 26, 2009, 09:45 AM
You grandmother and family are in my thoughts. Prayer sent, hope it helps.

August 26, 2009, 10:16 AM
As one who fights cancer every day, I will pray for her right now.

August 26, 2009, 11:10 AM

I was raised by a wonderful Grandmother after my Mom was murdered by my step-father (who then committed suicide) when I was 7..

I have a special place in my heart for Grandmothers, and my wife and I will certainly offer prayers nightly on your Grandmothers behalf..

God Bless you and your whole family,

Jesse & JoAnn Pomeroy

August 26, 2009, 02:09 PM
Prayers sent up!

August 26, 2009, 03:42 PM
My thoughts are with your family.

August 26, 2009, 07:26 PM
Prayers for you and your family during this time with your Grandmother.

August 26, 2009, 08:09 PM
Praying for you and your family.

August 26, 2009, 08:55 PM
Just said one brother,
I hope God sends comfort and mercy towards you and your family. Hope these help:

Psalm 71:20-21
Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.

Lamentations 3:31-33
For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.


August 26, 2009, 09:42 PM
I told my whole family and our prayers are with you.

August 26, 2009, 10:12 PM
Great Scriptures Navy Guy, and not often quoted afaik. I hope they bring comfort to bang_bang. These guys on this forum are really great. What a great place to hang out with top quality people.

August 27, 2009, 12:05 AM
An Our Father and a Hail Mary sent. Hope she gets better. :)

August 27, 2009, 02:11 AM
even though you may be a thousand miles away.

even though I prayed a thousand miles away, Christ who stands right next to me day to day, heard my prayer while standing right next to you day to day. My favorite chapter in the Bible is Psalm 13, I pray she gets better.

August 27, 2009, 08:07 AM
Just prayed for her and your family and will continue.

August 27, 2009, 08:21 AM
Thanks a bunch guys...really means a lot to me and my family.

Just learned that it is cancer, but it hasn't spread into her brain or abdominal cavity. They did find some on her lymph nodes, though. They still have to run some more tests to positively identify what type they are dealing with, but they plan on starting radiation treatments next week as soon as the biopsy is complete.

We're all just hoping she can make it to her birthday on October 8th. It'll be a special one for sure.

August 28, 2009, 07:11 PM
bang bang i will pray for her to god tonight god bless you & your family john.

August 28, 2009, 08:12 PM
I hope for strength for you and yours keep the faith

August 28, 2009, 11:23 PM

Put one, for her, you, and your family, on file with The_Almighty

My best,


August 28, 2009, 11:43 PM
My prayers and thoughts go out to you tonight, having also been raised by grandparents.

God Bless You and Yours

August 29, 2009, 12:27 AM
My Prayers are with your Grandmother and your family.

Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

August 29, 2009, 01:27 AM
My prayers are with your grandmother, you and your family. I hope that with Gods help she can beat this thing.

August 29, 2009, 06:13 PM
Just got home from visiting her with my parents and brother. She had an "ok" day today...smiled and laughed a bit.

She knows exactly what I know about her illness. She knows that when it's her time, she'll be in a better place and not struggle or suffer. It's going to take her quick, but it could be another 2-3 years from now, or next week. She knows it's going to be a hard road ahead, but she's still got some fight in her.

Keep praying guys. Thanks a million. :)

August 30, 2009, 12:00 PM
My prayers are offered for you and your family.

August 30, 2009, 12:27 PM
8000 miles away from where you live, overhere in Switzerland, my thoughts are with you and your family! Best wishes!

August 30, 2009, 01:33 PM
My wife and I prayed for you and yours today, best wishes.

August 30, 2009, 01:51 PM
Hello friends and neighbors/// May God bless you and keep you. May his grace shine upon you and bring you peace./// Thinking of you and yours..content

August 30, 2009, 02:46 PM
I pray for your grandmother, Betty Shepherd, and her family. Romans 8:37-39.

August 30, 2009, 02:54 PM
Your grandmother and family are and will be in my prayers.

August 31, 2009, 12:59 AM
I will pray for her and add her name to the prayer group at my church

God be with you

Ken Rainey
August 31, 2009, 10:55 PM
I sent a prayer for your Grandmother, you, all the family and friends, and all medical personel associated with her case ... may the Lord keep and bless you all ... Amen

Mr. T
September 1, 2009, 04:41 PM
Dear Bang Bang,

May our Lord Jesus above, bestow upon Betty Shepherd, God's choicest blessings; and amongst those blessings may there be health of body and health of mind throughout the remainder of her days; may she feel the love of all those around her until You call her home to be with You and your Father


I truly hope your grandmother is going to be O.K.

Scotty P
September 1, 2009, 09:59 PM
Prayers sent <><

September 2, 2009, 02:41 AM
Of course! You're in our thoughts. Hang in there.

September 2, 2009, 07:23 AM
Prayers sent.

May our Lord and His Blessed Mother Mary, be with you & yours.

September 3, 2009, 01:49 AM
Gotcha covered...My family and I will be praying her, for you and for the whole family...Keep us posted. Believing for a miracle!!!! You may be hundreds of miles from me, but The Lord is only a prayer away from you......God Bless....

September 3, 2009, 01:44 PM
Prayers sent! Hang in there, dude. The lord works in myserious ways. I lost my grandfather not long ago. It's not easy, but keep looking up. I hope your grandmother is blessed with a miracle.

September 4, 2009, 08:30 AM
Well, time for another update...hopefully the last for a good while.

She started her Chemotherapy treatments the other day. So far, she's had some pretty good days and I think she's got the fight in her to hang in there. We're actually looking to bring her home possibly next week.

At first, we were all doubtful due to her condition. But I think that her accepting she has cancer and not wanting to die from it has put some courage into her. Also, the prayers and cards from everyone has sure helped EVERYONE with the situation. Thanks guys...and like I said, I hope that it's all up hill from here.

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