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January 31, 2012, 10:31 pm

The Carmo Family

Gainesville, FL - At least a dozen cars, six tractor-trailers and a motorhome collided at about 3:45 a.m. Sunday. Some cars were crushed under the bellies of big rigs. Others burst into flames and sent metal shrapnel flying through the air.

Early morning fog and smoke from a 62 acre brush fire caused poor visibility on I-75 that contributed to this chain reaction accident.

Late Monday, the highway patrol said seven people died and at least 16 people were injured after 10 vehicles crashed in the northbound lanes of the highway, the first of two multiple-vehicle pile-ups along I-75.

The vehicles crashed about 4 a.m. after driving in heavy smoke that made it hard to see. Jason Lee Raikes, 26, of Richmond, Va., died in the crash, authorities said.

They also said five out of six people riding in a 2012 Dodge Caravan died in the crash: Driver Edson Carmo, 38; Roselia DeSilva, 41; Jose Carmo Jr., 43; Adrianna Carmo, 39; and Leticia Carmo, 17; all of Kennesaw, Ga. The seventh victim was identified Tuesday as 27-year-old Christie Diana Nguyen, a Gainseville woman who was a passenger in one of the cars involved.

Lord, we pray for all those who died, especially the Carmo family members and all those who were injuried in this terrible accident. May God's healing hand be upon them.

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January 27, 2012, 10:50 pm

Sara O'Meara

Scottsdale, AZ - We are asking for healing prayers for Sara O'Meara, founder of ChildHelp, a worldwide program for abused and needy children. She has been hospitalized for respiratory problems. She has a Chapel Healing Service this weekend and all her family and friends are asking for a miracle of restored health. They extend their gratitude for your prayers and your belief in miracles and inspired prayers to bring them to reality.

"Let us pray that Sara be surrounded by Gods Grace, His Holy Spirit, His highest healing Angels, that all illness be lifted from her body and that she be restored to perfect health. We pray with much gratitude and warmest blessings for your prayers."

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January 25, 2012, 5:07 am

Richard Pease, 28 Years-Old, Gloucester Township

Richard Pease has been charged with an assault on his 5 month-old son that left the baby in critical condition with multiple fractures. The boy is being treated at Cooper Hospital, where doctors found he had skull fractures and bleeding on the brain. This senseless injury occurred due to a father's frustration with his child's cry.

May the Lord bless Richard Pease, and all parents, with appropriate levels of patience and concern for others. We ask that you join the iPrayToday community in prayer as we ask for a healing of this innocent victim according to His perfect will.

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January 24, 2012, 11:01 pm

Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit

World Council of Churches 2012 - The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches,(WCC) Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit invites all peoples and religions to join in the collaborative effort to explore the theme "God of Life." This is the first part of the theme for the Assembly of the WCC in 2012. This ecumenical movement is in a special way shaped by faith in God, the creator--God of life.

WCC is a worldwide fellowship of 349 Churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service. Rev. Tveit shares: "Therefore, it is a special gift to us from God that we can start this year by listening to the words of creation, the words about creation, the creative words.

God is creating life by creating light, and by bringing order - separating light from darkness, day from night.

God wills life and order, by creating life, new life, every day, every year.

God is inviting you and me to be part of this movement of creation, of the new creation, every day, every year. ..."

Lord, bless the work of all those who have participated in the Week of Prayer for Chrisitan Unity. Bless the efforts of the World Council of Churches and related Pastoral commissions for unity and peace of the Roman and Orthodox Churches as they begin a new year of dialogue and prayer.

Lord, may we be one in You as You are one in us. May all life be reverenced as your gift, sacred and holy from conception to natural death. May your love be our source of unity and peace until we are all one. God of Life be our peace.

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January 20, 2012, 9:30 pm

Dale Johnson, Age 33, Gulfport, Mississippi

Gulfport, Mississippi - Thirty three year old Dale Johnson was rushed to USA Medical Center Thursday after military ammunition exploded.

Several agencies, including military personnel, arrived at Johnson's home in Gulfport to detonate a substantial amount of ammunition, which was found on his property.

After evacuating a 2-mile radius, about two dozen homes, the ammunitions were detonated around 3:30am Friday by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Residents returned to their homes near Three Rivers Road in Gulfport early Friday morning. Johnson remains in critical condition.

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January 17, 2012, 10:13 pm

Twenty Six Pastoral Care Workers

Vatican City - The Vatican News Agency, Fides published their annual report of all the pastoral workers who lost their lives in a violent manner over the course of the last 12 months. According to their report, during 2011, 26 pastoral care workers were killed: one more than the previous year: 18 priests, 4 religious sisters, 4 lay people.

For the third consecutive year, the countries most affected, with an extremely elevated number of pastoral workers killed were in the Americas. Columbia had 7, Mexico 5, Brazil 1 and Nicaraqua 1. In Africa 6 pastoral workers were killed: 2 priests, 3 religious sisters,1 lay person. In Asia 2 priests were killed, 1 religious sister, and 1 lay person were killed. Europe had the least number of casualties with only one priest killed.

Let us pray for all those who lost their lives in serving their Church in pastoral ministries in 2011 - In Columbia Fr Rafael Rojas, Fr Richard Piffano, Fr Luis Orozco, Fr Gustavo Eudista, Fr Jose Idarraga, Fr Gualberto Arrieta and lay person Luis Garcia. In Mexico Fr Santos Hernandez, Fr Francsico Duran, Fr Marco Romero, Lay woman Mary E. Castro. In Brazil Fr Romeu Drago. In Paraguay Mgr Julio Alvarez. In Nicaragua Fr Marion Garcia. In Africa Fr Marek Rybinsk, Fr Awwar Kiser, Sister Jeanne Yegmane, Sister Angelina, Sister Lukrecija Mamica, Francesco Baizzani. In Asia Fr G. Amalan, Sister Valsha John, Rabindra Parichha, Fr Fausto Tentorio and in Europe Fr Richardo Juarez.

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January 13, 2012, 8:05 pm

Deputy William Coleman, Age 50

Phoenix, AZ - Deputy William Coleman, a 20-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office who would have turned 51 next week, was killed in a shootout last weekend with a former Marine reservist whom he was trying to question in connection with a burglary alarm in Anthem.

When Coleman tapped on the window of a van in which Drew Ryan Maras, 30, was laying, Maras came out from under a blanket shooting. After fatally wounding Coleman, Maras himself was killed by other officiers at the scene.

Eulogies were delivered by fellow officiers Coleman's sister, brother, son and co-workers. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio also thanked Coleman directly in brief remarks.

Lord, eternal rest grant unto William and may your perpetual light shine on all public servants who risk their lives for us daily.

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January 10, 2012, 8:26 pm

Jada Hayes Age 7 and Malachi Hayes, Age 5

Rockcastle County, KY - A family mourns the death of a young girl while her little brother fights for his life. The children were badly injured in a car crash Saturday afternoon in Rockcastle County.

Seven-year-old Jada Hayes died at UK Hospital from multiple blunt force trauma as a result of injuries sustained in Saturday's crash.

Kentucky State Police say 23-year-old Jody Hayes of Brodhead was driving westbound Saturday afternoon along US-150 when she made a left turn toward Maretburg Road into the path of another car traveling eastbound.

Although Jody Hayes was not injured in the crash, her boyfriend 29-year-old Tony Hayes of Mount Vernon, who was sitting in the front seat, was treated and released from Rockcastle County Hospital.

Jody's three-year-old daughter Madison Hayes who was restrained in a child safety seat was also treated and released from the same hospital.

Tony's two children seven-year-old Jada and five-year-old Malachi, who were not restrained, received the worst injuries and were both airlifted to UK Hospital. At last check, Malachi Hayes was listed in critical condition.

Lord, grant eternal life to Jada Hayes and a full recovery to her brother Malaci. Holy Family pray for the Hayes family and all families dealing with loss from a catastrophic incident.

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January 6, 2012, 7:52 pm

Cody Sherrell, Age 14, La Center, WA.

La Center, WA - The La Center boy who collapsed during basketball practice on Tuesday remained in critical condition Friday, hospital officials said.

Cody Sherrell, 14, suffered sudden cardiac arrest after basketball practice at La Center Middle School, doctors said. He is being treated at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland.

Most Holy Trinity, heal Cody and all teens in need of your mercy this day. Increase the faith, hope and charity of all those suffering and reveal your most perfect will for them by your Divine Revelation and Light. Lord, into your hands we commend our heart-felt petitions as we trust in your merciful love. With gratitude we pray_________________.

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January 3, 2012, 11:46 pm

Gerri and Jonathan

St. Leo, FL - We pray for Gerri and Jonathan and all grandparents who have lost a grandchild this Christmas. Gerri and Jonathan's grandson, Brandan, age 16 and his friend were shot by two unknown gang members just before Christmas. Amidst this season of joy, peace and goodwill towards men, there are many who experience lost, grief and depression.

May the Spirit of Christmas and the birth of the Christ Child permeate the darkness of death and dispair with hope and light for all families this Christmas and in the New Year.

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