Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Prayer Request

A friend of a friend has been in a live in relationship with a man for some 20 years now. On Sunday he suffered a massive heart attack and died very suddenly. He was about 60. Please pray for the repose of his soul, and for her suffering. She is really in shock. I don't think either of them had religious inclinations.

I know it is dreadfully hard to deal with sudden tragedy without God.

I also wonder if being in a quasi married relationship makes it harder to deal with the death of a non-spouse. You have all the pain of being widowed, but you can't say what people would readily understand: "My husband died."

I have only met her two or three times, so I don't know what she is feeling, except through mutual friends who are caring for her, and I never met him, but please pray for them both.


Kate in NJ said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's loss.
I will keep her in my thoughts.

Tracy said...

Our next-door neighbor went through this exact thing earlier this year, losing her live-in partner of 20 years. His death was also unexpected. Your friend will be in my prayers!