Urgent Prayer Request

A reader writes:

Our eldest child, 13 years old, was found dead yesterday morning in his bed.  Doctors have not yet determined the cause of death.  My wife and I, and his 4 younger siblings, are still in shock and in so much pain  Right before we went to bed, he and I prayed the joyful mysteries.    We’re certain he’s in heaven.  Please pray for his mother and siblings.

I am *so* sorry to hear this!  May God our Father receive your son into the light of his Presence and grant him everlasting joy in heaven.  May you and your family be strengthened and consoled with the peace of Christ in this dark hour and may you find the grace to endure and grow in Christ in this terrible sorrow.  May Our Lady of Sorrow pray for you and may Christ crucified bear away the terrible anguish you feel and give you light and peace.  We ask all this through Christ our Lord.

  • Pam Ortiz

    Prayers are said and sent to you and your family. May your child and all of you be in peace.

  • http://saskapriest.com Fr. Darryl

    I’m so sorry to read of your loss. :-( Prayers for all of you.

  • Luis Bergantino

    I am terribly sorry about your loss. My prayers are with you. Luis :-(

  • Vicki Thurmond

    You are all in my prayers. So very sorry for your loss.

  • T-Roy

    Our family knows the sorrow of losing a child suddenly. Our prayers are with you.
    Trust your faith, it is in these times that the true gift it is will be revealed.

  • http://pewlady.blogspot.com Kelly Thatcher

    Lord, welcome this child into Your Arms, and bless and comfort his family, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

  • kmk

    We are so very sorry about your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

  • http://redcardigan.blogspot.com/ Erin Manning

    Prayers for this suffering family.

  • anna lisa

    Prayers! So, so, so sorry.

  • mama of many nerdlings

    Praying for your family.

  • MamaE

    I am so sorry for your loss … your family will be in my prayers.

  • Cheri

    Praying for your son and for your family.

  • Rebekka

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  • http://amomforlife-theunconventionalfamily.blogspot.com/ Kelly

    Asking the Blessed Mother to intercede and to comfort. +JMJ+

  • http://davidgriffey.blogspot.com/ Dave G.

    I can’t say how sorry I was to read this for all the family involved. I am praying now, and will continue to do so.

  • Mary Ann Bernard

    Prayers said. May God give you peace.

  • http://www.rosariesforlife.com Dave

    I’m so, so sorry. I will pray for your son and the rest of your family.

  • http://zippycatholic.wordpress.com/ Zippy

    How awful. In literally the very moment I read this, sitting in the lobby of a physical therapy office, the song “Tears in Heaven” came on the radio.

    Will offer prayers, of course.

  • James H, London

    My God! [no swearing at all]

    How indescribably horrible. Please, God, grant them consolation; may no bureaucrat find cause for suspicion.