Pastor Rick Warren ask for praying…..LET US PRAY!!!!!

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After his son Matthew PHOTO: Matthew Warren, son of Saddleback Valley Community Church Pastor Rick Warren, committed suicide, the Southern California church announced Saturday, April 6, 2013. die (taken his own life), Pastor Warren ask his congregation to pray for him and his family. Let join in this time for praying……

To my dear staff,

Over the past 33 years we’ve been together through every kind of crisis. Kay and I’ve been privileged to hold your hands as you faced a crisis or loss, stand with you at gravesides, and prayed for you when ill. Today, we need your prayer for us.

No words can express the anguished grief we feel right now. Our youngest son, Matthew, age 27, and a lifelong member of Saddleback, died today.

You who watched Matthew grow up knew he was an incredibly kind, gentle, and compassionate man. He had a brilliant intellect and a gift for sensing who was most in pain or most uncomfortable in a room. He’d then make a bee-line to that person to engage and encourage them.

But only those closest knew that he struggled from birth with mental illness, dark holes of depression, and even suicidal thoughts. In spite of America’s best doctors, meds, counselors, and prayers for healing, the torture of mental illness never subsided. Today, after a fun evening together with Kay and me, in a momentary wave of despair at his home, he took his life.

Kay and I often marveled at his courage to keep moving in spite of relentless pain. I’ll never forget how, many years ago, after another approach had failed to give relief, Matthew said “ Dad, I know I’m going to heaven. Why can’t I just die and end this pain?” but he kept going for another decade.

Thank you for your love and prayers. We love you back.

Pastor Rick

By cornelilioi Posted in Diverse

6 comments on “Pastor Rick Warren ask for praying…..LET US PRAY!!!!!

  1. Am vazut comentarile tale pe Mahala ,,,Ai pus problema asa frumos, decent si intelept… dar cu cine, Cornele, cu cine…Si au am crezut ca exista loc de dialog si dorinta de a se ajunge la adevar…nici vorba (cel putin la anumite capitole.)… In final am ajuns la concluzia ca a scrie acolo este o pierdere de timp 🙂

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