>Dear fellow list members:
>I know it is unusual to ask for prayers for a non-Orthodox Christian, but
>I promised my brother that I would. He is also a non-Orthodox
>Christian. However, he is asking for prayers from ANYONE and is not
>choosey who participates in these prayers.
>The child is in Nashville, if anyone near there could go and visit him or
>pray for him, if his Baptist father will allow this.
>I have told my brother we will ask all the Saints who we pray to for
>healing to pray for this 12-year-old child, who has no mother. We have
>sent a copy of an icon of the Holy Theotokos to my brother with the words
>"The Mother of all the motherless".
>We have also told him that we will ask The Blessed Virgin to pray for
>Brian and ask Her Son, Jesus, to heal Brian. We are asking for a miracle,
>if God wills.
>I have sent an E-mail to Fr. Gregory Williams in Liberty, TN, and asked
>for prayers and visitations from anyone in the area.
>Thank you for your prayers and efforts.
>(and George Spruksts)
>Here is my brother's IM message:
>EMERGENCY PRAYER NEEDED FOR DYING CHILD at Baptist Memorial Hospital in
>Please gather all your prayer group members and assemble for emergency
>prayer intercession for our Brian Travis who is deathly ill from long
>process of urinary tract Infections, kidney failure, and pneumonia, which
>is taking him from us as we speak. I feel he is slipping away rapidly, as
>we have been here before and after 4 months of battle, we are loosing
>WE NEED GOD'S DIVINE INTERVENTION IMMEDIATELY, we have had prayer group
>blessings before and things improved, but now we are in deaths grip and
>this may be final, given his extremely weak condition. Brian is cared for
>in the Pediatric ICU at BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL at Nashville, Tennessee.
>His father and family are with him in this final hours.
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