Situation with my brother


#1

Hi All,

My brother needs your prayers. He’s currently involved with a woman from Texarkana who will be moving to Austin within the next 6 months or so. In fact, when my brother’s lease on his apartment is up, they plan to move in together. On top of that, she has 4 children- 4-year old twins, and 2 other children,the oldest of which is 11. The twins live with her full-time, the older children live with her part-time. My brother told my mom about this this evening, and she quite taken aback. :eek: We don’t think he knows what he’s getting himself into. On top of the problem of cohabitation, he’s going to have to deal with visiting rights; taking the older children to Texarkana (6 hours away from Austin) twice a month to visit her ex-husband, and possibly her other ex-husband/partner coming up to Austin to visit the twins. We don’t know how he plans to support 4 children. Plus, what’s he going to do in 2 years when the oldest child says, “You can’t tell me what to do, you’re not my dad.”?

We’re not sure what to do about this. My mom e-mailed her pastor (my parents are Methodist) explaining the situation. He replied that if it was his son, he would not support him financially, but since he’s an adult, he can make his own decisions, and to not bring the subject up. I disagree. If in a few years they’re getting divorced, and 2 other kids are in the picture, and my brother has to worry about custody and child support, we’re going to feel bad if we didn’t say anything. Please pray for my brother and family. This is not a good situation. :nope:


#2

I pray in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit that your family situation gets sorted out for the best.

Saint Mary of the Holy Rosary, please intercede for Belcanto’s family
Saint Joseph, please intercede for Belcanto’s family
Saint Michael Archangel, please intercede for Belcanto’s family
Saint Benedict, please intercede for Belcanto’s family.

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
:signofcross:

Amen


#3

Praying for your Brother’s intentions.


#4

Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Amen. †

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the Fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.

Amen. †

Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle,
be our defense against the wickedness and snares
of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray.
And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the
power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other
evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen. †

St. Thérèse of Liseux Prayer From “Story of A Soul”

May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise, and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.

Amen. †

Lord, thank you that you are with me right now.
Your love surpasses all fear.
I give you the anxiety I feel.
I surrender all my worries to you.
Clear my mind;
Calm my heart;
Still my Spirit;
Relax my being, that, I may
always glorify you in everything
I write, speak and do.

Amen. †

Jesus, Help Me

In every need let me come to Thee with humble trust, saying,
Jesus, help me!

In all my doubts, perplexities, and temptations,
Jesus, help me!

In hours of loneliness, weariness and trials,
Jesus, help me!

In the failure of my plans and hopes; in disappointments, troubles and sorrows,
Jesus, help me!

When my heart is cast down by failure, at seeing no good come from my efforts,
Jesus, help me!

When others fail me, and Thy grace alone can assist me,
Jesus, help me!

When I throw myself on Thy tender love as Father and Savior,
Jesus, help me!

When I feel impatient, and my cross irritates me,
Jesus, help me!

When sickness and loneliness overcome me,
Jesus, help me!

Always, in weakness, falls and shortcomings of every kind,
Jesus, help me and never forsake me.

Thank You, dear Lord Jesus.

Amen. †

Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love.
Sweet Heart of my Jesus, grant that I may always love You more.
Heart of Jesus, burning with love for us, set our hearts on fire with love of You.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like Your Heart.

Amen. †

Prayers said. All will be well. Do not fear, the Lord is protecting you.
Do not be lonely, your guardian angel is beside you.
Be comforted, Mother will watch over you, and the
Holy Spirit will guide you.

Thank You, dear Lord Jesus.

Amen. †

:signofcross: :blessyou:


#5

AMEN

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on them.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for them.
St. Joseph our protector, pray for them.
Amen

Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in
heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive
us our trespasses; as we forgive those who trespass
against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver
us from evil.
Amen

Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed
art thou amongst women, and Blessed is the Fruit of
thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for
us sinners, now and at the hour of our deaths.
Amen


#6

praying for your brother to take a second look at his plans with this woman.


#7

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.


#8

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen


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