(quote) Bridgid-151982 said: Sounds morbid, doesn't it. I'm posting this here because most of us, at this point in life, have had or will soon be having to deal with the death of our parents. Here's my question:
Do you think it's awful to pray for God to take someone soon if that person is suffering?
My dad has bone cancer, skin cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's. He just had surgery for a sarcoma on his leg. They have to sedate him or he pulls out his IV (which he's done all his life, so at least that's not Alzheimer's related!), which makes him unable to manipulate eating utensils.
This is a tough one for me. Dad was always superman to my family, and it is SO difficult to see him losing ground and being sad and bewildered by what's happening to him. He was a fireman, a hero, and always had an incredibly strong aversion to being physically weak. His pain tolerance is pretty great, so we don't even always know when his heart isn't working well.
I could use some input right now. I know the church teachings on euthanasia, so please, friends, no lectures on the subject.
Back in the mid 90's, I would pray everyday for God to take my dad because it was hard on my mother. My father was in a nursing home for many years because of many ailments. I did not consider it wrong to ask for God to take him.