Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Prayers, Please...

A young man who has been worshiping with my congregation for a couple of months was arrested this afternoon for attempting to rob a bank.

He has been extremely faithful in coming to worship; he has only missed one Sunday since we first saw him. He never wanted to talk after the worship service, but he had begun to at least greet me in the receiving line. Some of our members, myself included, have wondered if he has some developmental disabilities.

My space bar keeps sticking, so I'll stop now. Please pray, as I am sure he is frightened and I am sure there is much more to this story.

11 comments:

Towanda said...

prayers.

Mrs. M said...

Hey, Iris. Prayers, indeed.

(Also-- I've just finished Gavin De Becker's The Gift of Fear. If you haven't read it, I think it could be incredibly helpful.)

revhipchick said...

absolutley, you've got them.

Mompriest said...

Yes, prayers rising from me. These situations are often more complicated than it appears on the surface....

Iris said...

I'm still waiting to hear from the jail's chaplain about visitation. Thanks for the prayers and the book recommendation (@ Mrs. M)

Crimson Rambler said...

certainly will, Iris and you'll keep us posted...

DogBlogger said...

Oh, Iris...

Saying a prayer right now, and want to hear an update when you have one.

revkjarla said...

prayers, prayers, prayers....

zorra said...

Oh, no. Yes, I'm sure it's a very complex situation. Prayers here, and I will be interested in any update you can give.

Essay said...

Thank you for sharing, I like it worth reading.

Brittany said...

Lots of Prayers from Utah! Everyone has their trials, I sure he'll come out on top!