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I Ask Your Prayers …

… for the repose of my sister’s husband, Jimmy Duffy, who died yesterday after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). To the marvel of everyone, he faced his end with the cheer and wit of a Thomas More or Lawrence of Rome. Please pray also for my sister Florence, her son Jay and his lovely family. We have all grown through Jimmy’s suffering. Now we must testify with our lives to what we have “seen with our eyes” and “looked upon and touched with our hands” (1 Jn 1:1-2).

14 thoughts on “I Ask Your Prayers …

  1. Praying here.

  2. So sorry to hear that- know that you will be remembered in our prayers as well.

  3. Prayers for the repose of his soul and for you and your family! Requiescat in Pace.

  4. So sorry for your loss. You are all in my paryaers.

  5. Praying here as well.

  6. Mike, my condolences. May he rest in a place of light and peace, and God grant his family comfort and strength.

  7. So sorry to hear about your loss. I will pray for all of your family at Mass this morning.


  8. Also praying here, Mike. Be well.

  9. Memory Eternal! May his soul dwell with the blessed.

  10. Eternal rest give unto him, O Lord.
    And let perpetual light shine upon him.

    Lord Jesus Christ, you came so that we might have life, and have it most abundantly. You came as the Good Shepherd to lead us into eternal pastures, therefore, grant your faithful servant rest. Lead him to Mount Zion and the city of the Living God, the heavenly Jerusalem with its countless angels in festal gathering, and into the assembly of the firstborn enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the souls made perfect. Lead him unto yourself, the mediator of a new covenant, and the sprinkled blood that speaks more eloquently than that of Abel.

    Wipe away every tear from his family’s eyes. Keep them looking forward to the time of refreshment, to the coming of a new heaven and a new earth.

    Revelation 21:1-8:

    1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; 3 and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; 4 he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.” 5 And he who sat upon the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the fountain of the water of life without payment. 7 He who conquers shall have this heritage, and I will be his God and he shall be my son.

  11. Michael prayers for you and your family: Let perpetual light shine upon him O Lord!

  12. We’re praying here in Michigan Mike.

  13. Oh, I’m so sorry. My prayers for the repose of his soul, and for all of you.

  14. I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying.

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