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Pray For The Dieing Man

Someone is in the hospital, and may not make it. They have asked me to go and pray for him. I don't believe he's going to make it, so if I pray for him, I'd be a hypocrite and feel bad when he dies. What should I do? Pray and give them a false hope? or don't pray because I know he's going to die?

Moderator - Make sure that he is saved and if he is give him encouragement in that.

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 ---Donna9759 on 11/29/06
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If the man or woman is lost ask God to save Him. If the man or woman is saved ask God for His {thy will} to be done in whether the man or woman dies or stays. Have a good day.
---catherine on 3/24/08

I think you should go and pray, it's not always my faith that moves the mountain when I pray, as others join with me and agree with me in the Spirit your prayer has changed their faith, and may even change yours.

The worst that can happen if you try is that God says no, but the worst that can happen if you don't try is you've been decieved by Satan to make sure others don't receive the gospel.

Err on the side of caution and do your duty.
---Pharisee on 3/24/08

Jerry: I do not speculate on scriptures, I take them as Truth.
---Madison1101 on 12/2/06

Donna: You should pray for God's will to be done. He always knows what's best.

Madison: Did you actually see your friend's new body, or is that just speculation?
---jerry6593 on 12/2/06

Madison1101 - ("If a believer dies, don't they get a perfectly healed body?") -- No! We get a whole brand new body! Wow, it is going to feel just so good to cast off this worn-out weary body, and slip right on into a new one! :)
---Helen_5378 on 12/2/06

Madison1101 - There will be no more sickness in Heaven. I know that if I am not healed on earth, I will be healed in Heaven. It is an Everlasting Covenant (Hebrews 13:20) that we have with the Lord, and part of that covenant is divine healing. If it does not come to pass here, then it will there. We have so much to look forward to.
---Helen_5378 on 12/1/06

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for elders of the church, let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, the Lord will raise him up.
James 5:14,15

The whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.
Luke 6:19

Jesus went about all villages, teaching in synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
Matthew 9:35
---Rachel on 12/1/06

There's life, and death. Healing is for life on earth. There are those who ask for constant prayers for healing. Why bother, if death gives you complete healing.
---Cindy on 12/1/06

Helen: Are you saying she is still suffering? I think you missed my point. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. She is not suffering.
---Madison1101 on 12/1/06

Madison1101 - Your friend hasn't got her new body yet. That awaits the rapture and the first resurrection.
---Helen_5378 on 12/1/06

If a believer dies, don't they get a perfectly healed body? Isn't dying really healing then? I had a friend who was dying of breast cancer at age 28. Toward the end, she was anointed with oil and they prayed for healing, and she took a rapid decline and passed into Jesus's loving arms. The night she died, I prayed for her to go peacefully. She was healed in that her mortal body's job was finished and she received her new body.
---Madison1101 on 11/30/06

Donna, if you are feeling that their faith is in you and your ability to pray (because your mother was healed), you need to direct them to put their faith in Jesus. No one gets healed because they do the Word "to a Tee." We can't do anything that causes us to deserve healing. The Bible says we receive according to our faith (Matthew 9:29). Stir up your own faith so that you can pray without doubt, next stir up this family's faith by telling them what the Word says, and then pray for the man.
---DoryLory on 11/30/06

1) Donna, someone close to me died just over 2 weeks ago. I spent a lot of time with her(Judy) and her family at hospice. They tried to stop any and all prayer, reference to Jesus, worked so hard to try to control the situation...still God was and is greater. They were very upset when people in the next room started singing praises to God, very clearly heard, and the gospel was preached so all could hear. I loved it! Prior to that I had been praying for God to pierce the darkness, make Himself known.
---Christina on 11/30/06

2) Then shortly before Judy died I had a few minutes alone with her, prayed with her and was able to tell her Jesus was waiting for her and more...she smiled a BIG smile, family walked back in, astonished since Judy had not smiled in weeks, was so weak she responded little to anything. I will take that smile with me in my heart forever, knowing it was to God's glory. I pray God be with you and this person in the hospital.
---Christina on 11/30/06

Donna, I agree with Alan. Allow the Lord to lead you in prayer. It is God's will that will be done. If He does not heal, still praise Him and remember that "precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints" psalm 116:15
---Christina on 11/30/06

You can either repent from your unbelief, else fess up and tell the person who asked for your prayers, "No I will not pray for your sick, because I am an unbeliever."
---Eloy on 11/30/06

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You can either repent from your unbelief, else fess up and tell the person who asked for your prayers, "No I will not pray for your sick, because I am an unbeliever."
---Eloy on 11/30/06

(1.)Donna9759, What I have learned about praying for the sick,is that you pray for them using God's Faith, His Word,While depending on Him,not "feelings". It's God's will that one is saved and have good health. I know some people get healed and some don't, should this affect your faith in God's miracles and Healings? God Forbid! Just pray for the person's salvation and for their healing,and close the case. I wanted my Dad to be around for a long time, but He died fairly young back in 2002.
---Mrs._Morgan on 11/29/06

(2.)Donna9759, I was healed of a heart condition, but he wasn't healed of His heart/kidney condition. When I took my Dad to my church(5 years before He died) He wasn't saved at the time,and ill, But the Lord gave him a miracle for His eye-sight(I believed the Lord did that to literally open His eyes),and in addition,he lived 5 more years. My Dad died SAVED, humbly Trusting in the Lord.I agree with you in prayer for that man in the Hospital for salvation if he needs it,and healing for his body.God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 11/29/06

Why Donna would you be a hypocrite if yuo prayed fro him?
If I were dying, I would like people to pray for me.
---AlanUK_quent5969 on 11/29/06

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I think you can pray for God's will to be done and for comfort for the person and the family.
---grace3869 on 11/29/06

I should have shared the part that when I prayed for my Uncle in 1994, he died. Then I prayed for my cousin's husband, and he died. One was a reformed Jeh. Witness, one was Catholic. Yet when I prayed for my mother, she was healed. But the Lord had given me scriptures pertaining to health and how His word heals, etc., and then called upon the elders to come and anoint her. In other words, I did the word to the Tee, and God did respond to that. I'm just scared to give folks a false hope. Thanks folks.
---Donna9759 on 11/29/06

When someone asks you to pray you really don't know what the outcome they want. God is the only one who knows the outcome. Pray for the person and family the way that you think the Holy Spirit is leading you. Our job is not to believe or disbelieve because only our Lord knows the outcomes. I believe you feel quilty because you've seen the person and you feel like he is going to die. Hallulah we don't have to go by feelings we go by faith and by what the word of God says. Thanks Cindy
---cindy on 11/29/06

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