As we discussed here and here over the last few days, we will be praying today, very shortly, for our Buddy Solaratov as he heals up from cancer surgery. He made it back from his tours in Vietnam, but now he’s wounded and needs our help. We’ve all been praying for him individually, and we’ve sent him some gun magazines as discussed in this thread, but here’s an opportunity for all of us, distributed quite literally around the world, to say a prayer for his strength, healing and consolation. Here’s the plan:
At the moment indicated below for your location: (coming up soon!)
Australia: 12am-midnight (in case Aussie sees this in time)
We will each, in his own way, begin a prayer for Sol. Most of us have agreed that we will be saying the same prayer for the first few minutes, but you can feel free to say whatever you like in your own prayer. The prayers suggested by Shalini and Grunt and agreed upon by the others are:
The Lord’s Prayer
Reading of Psalm 31 (click here for the text of these prayer/psalm)
That’s it! If you can, please consider spending a few minutes at this precise moment today, Friday, April 25th, wherever you are around the world, to pray for Solaratov in his pain and suffering. We encourage anyone who knows Sol or has blogged with him since the discussions at HillBuzz in 2009 or at the HoneyTrail or the Conservative TreeHouse around 2010 or here at 4GFC over the last few years, to do this. Even if you’re a lurker and have never commented on these blogs but have enjoyed Sol’s commentary, please join in.
Thank you! But don’t panic if this time has passed today. Any prayers you wish to offer for Sol’s healing and strength will be greatly appreciated by us and by Solaratov himself. God bless you!