Prayer Requests

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On this page, readers are invited to send in their prayer requests. I will leave requests up for nine days. All readers are invited to pray for those who ask for it and any who want to offer a word of comfort are invited to do so, as well. May we work together to mutually build each other up and support each other in times of trial.

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  1. Please pray for Ralph in New Jersey. He is on hospice and dying of an unknown cause, and several family members have requested our prayers.

    Thank you for your continued prayers for Joseph Luis who is getting closer to death as his kidneys are now failing.

    Patrick
    Spiritual Hospice

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        1. Addendum: Fernanda just called to let me know that Joseph Luis passed away at 3 am. She also mentioned that a friend of hers was awakened at that same time, 3 am, with the feeling that someone was in need of the Divine Mercy. I was also awakened about 20 minutes before his passing — and as is my custom, I prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet as well.

          Fernanda said that Jesus does not deny anyone who prays the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for a soul in need. She feels the timing of his passing is an indication to us remaining on earth that Joseph accepted Jesus’ offer of mercy (though only God truly knows this). She and I have seen this many times before with others who have passed with the help of our intercessory prayers. I believe it’s God’s little wink to us.

          To quote Fernanda, “Praise God!”

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      1. Thanks B and Mick. I was eating at the Millstone — Fish Fry Friday — and overheard a man who stopped by the adjacent table to let his friends know about Bud’s condition. I stopped him as he walked by and asked if I could offer prayers, so he gave me details about Bud. It was a “chance” encounter.

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  2. Do you folks remember praying for Cindy at the McDonald’s who has cancer? Well, I went through the drive through this morn and she was at the cash window, wearing a baseball cap on her bald head. She’s about 60 years old. She said there are multiple tumors in her liver, including a large one that did shrink in size. She restarts chemotherapy on Wednesday yet remains upbeat and cheerful. Cindy has asked for prayers for healing.

    Thank you.
    Patrick

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    1. Patrick, I will continue to keep Cindy in my prayers. Thanks be to God for the shrinking tumor and that she is still working. She is an inspiration to me. If/when you see her again, please let her know. ❤

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      1. I will, Jen. I don’t care much for McD’s, so it was odd that I went at all. But I will visit her again soon for another 15-second interaction at the drive thru to let her know. She is an inspiration to me as well. Praying for kind Cindy!!

        St Camillus de Lellis, pray for us!
        St Mother Teresa, pray for us!

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          1. Saw Cindy today and passed the message of our prayers, that she was on your mind, Mick, and that she is an inspiration, Jen. She was very, very touched….

            ….and I got me a salty, greasy Bacon, Egg, and Cheese biscuit. I offered it up! 😀

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    2. Patrick, thanks for the update on Cindy; I was thinking about her maybe a week ago and was wondering how she was doing. I will continue to keep her in my prayers.

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  3. ✝️ Please pray for Jim Kent who is dying of cancer. His provider estimates he has about one month left to live.

    ✝️ Please also pray for Jackie Nero who had temptations of suicide. She is in need of many prayers.

    Thank you very much.
    Patrick
    SpiritualHospice .com
    ApostolateForTheDying .com

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  4. Please pray for my sweet sister who has stage 4 cancer which has spread to various organs. We’re also asking for Fr. John Hardon’s intercession as she and her husband helped with his ministry outreach and he officiated their wedding 30+ years ago.

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          1. In my rush to give hubby the envelope as he was late for work, I wasn’t able to ask Fr. how his eye surgery went,….? ‘Mother Superior’, he’s probably a congenial and co-operative patient ? 🙂

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            1. Thanks for asking, Maggie. Both cataract surgeries went very well. Praise God! We’ve postponed the additional surgery for next month because it’s not an emergency and because of the heart meds which cannot be interrupted for a long while after the health adventure from earlier this year. Ha! He’s a model patient.

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  5. Thomas and Charles

    ✝️ A request came in from Washington, D.C. to pray for Thomas who is dying of cancer.

    ✝️ Please also pray for death row inmate Charles Russel Rhines. He is a Rapid City man who committed first degree murder during a failed robber attempt in 1992. He will be executed sometime next week.

    Thank you.
    Patrick

    ❤️ St Joseph, Patron of the Dying, pray for us.
    🌹St Thérèse of Lisieux, pray for us.

    https://SpiritualHospice.com
    http://ApostolatefortheDying.com

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          1. Oh. How embarrassing that I don’t even know how this stuff works despite being computer-savvy. Something tells me I’m squandering opportunities to reach many more people…..hmmmm, this is good to know Jen….I think “it’s time” to expand my outreach with our prayer ministry for the dying……thx.

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  6. Emergency prayers for Jerry please. A quick update: Jerry is no longer able to work. Chemo and immuno therapy have been discontinued as they were not working. A final option is a NK cell transplant through infusion from Jerry’s brother. Today’s pulmonary function test revealed Jerry’s lungs are only functioning at 35%. We need 50% to do the procedure. The right lung can no longer be drained of fluid.
    ( another story) They will drain the left lung on Monday. If that doesn’t give us 50%, they will not do the procedure. Jesus I trust in you.

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      1. I received a call tonight asking for urgent prayers for Devon, the young single mom with cancer. She is suffering terribly and very much alone. At this point we are praying for God’s mercy.
        Regarding Jerry, he did not meet the required 50% lung capacity but miraculously the requirements changed just days ago to to oxygen saturation levels. Under the new requirements he was able to qualify for the study. His cell transplant will be on the 15th.
        Blessings to all here!

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        1. Great news about Jerry, Kristen! Praying for him and for Devon.

          I’ve been wondering, what’s going to happen to Devon’s daughter? I hope and pray that there’s a loving family who will be able to take her in.

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          1. Hi Mick. The only family Devon has is one Aunt and an ex mother-in-law who will take in Devon’s daughter.
            I can’t imagine going through cancer alone like Devon is. Jerry is surrounded by dozens of friends, family and co-workers who love and support him.

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            1. Kris, I’m glad to hear that Devon’s daughter has somewhere to go. But is the ex-mother-in-law not supportive of Devon as she goes through her cancer? What about friends?

              Jerry is really blessed to have all of you who love, support, and pray for him.

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              1. Devon lives in Tennessee and her ex mother in law lives in California as does the aunt. The aunt will be coming to stay for a bit in Dec. In the mean time, Friends are trying to fill in the gap a few days at a time but most are coming from all over the States.

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  7. Prayers being said for all here, although I don’t always get to acknowledge with a reply. God bless you all. And, thank you to those who pray for us too.

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    1. Echoing Audiemarie’s sentiment and I hold my relic of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos as I pray for all intentions posted; inc. the latest from Patrick and Kris.

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      1. Thanks Mick…they are pretty far out in ole blue now…I’m watching constantly ..I grew up a racer/sailor but never liked ocean for the swells are too big and there are great white sharks instead of great white carps…yikes…Lake erie could be deadly too though…we were on a race once in vermillion ohio and 2 grown men drowned during race…waves were like 12 feet..they capsized and didn’t have life preservers on…lol..my Lil bro and I were below decks up chucking in a shared black plastick garbage bag…dad popped his head below and asked if we wanted to quit…lol..I think I was 12 and my Lil bro hank 10..we both said “No!!! Never!!!” Lol Post traumatized of course ..lol…nah…dad gave us courage

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  8. Thanks Beckita and Maggie for praying for my big bro Bryan and sis in law Polly on their voyage out to Sea…

    I know it’s pressing on my “worry meter” and not yours because I guess God assigns us all different souls; namely, family. Hahaha

    But if anyone is bored or wants to follow their sojourn Polly gave the link at the bottom. They leave this afternoon.

    I was happy to find out 3 more people will be with them: Big Bob, his wife Beth and an ole salt of the sea, Jude Brown retired Merchant Marine and devout Catholic. Never married. God fearing man.

    Jude’s father just passed away this past year at like 97. He was the best sailor EVER and the most devout Catholic I ever knew. I asked him once did he see how Fr. Matt raised the Eucharist so devoutly and Mr Brown responded…I’m not worthy enough to look! I doubt he ever committed a mortal sin. Very humble man.

    So hopefully they got Mass dispensations..my guess is Jude did…I’ve heard he will not miss Mass.

    So here’s the info n link if anyone is interested. ..love to you all!! TNRS ASOH XOXOXOXOXOXO

    Finishing activities for the Salty Dawg Rally. We are all set to leave the dock this afternoon; next stop – Antigua!!!!! ☀️🌴 You can track our progress using a Hot Link “Follow the Fleet” posted on the Saltydawgsailing.org website. Look for SV Joli.

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  9. Please pray for Eileen, a devout Catholic woman in her 50s and member of the Spiritual Hospice prayer ministry. After a mysterious bout of severe back pain, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. She started chemo in mid October for 4 months, followed by a stem cell transplant at Mayo. Thank you very much. – Patrick

    St. Camillus de Lellis, pray for us.
    St. Giuseppe Moscati, pray for us.
    St. Mother Teresa, pray for us.

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  10. Please pray a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for Maria in Idaho. She is a 58-y.o. who is suffering from a newly diagnosed and aggressive brain tumor. Thank you.

    Patrick
    https://spiritualhospice.com/
    http://apostolateforthedying.com/

    And thank you to all the new members who have joined our prayer ministry for the dying. We are at 69 members and counting!
    If you pray a Divine Mercy Chaplet every day and would like to add our intentions, contact me through http://www.SpiritualHospice.com and you can receive a text or email directly. God bless!

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  11. ✝️ Please pray for Karen in Maryland who is dying of cancer.

    ✝️ Please also pray for Clyde, a World War II veteran in South Dakota who is dying of Parkinson’s. He is currently on hospice care.

    And if you only have time for 1 Chaplet, that’s OK too! Will have a couple more requests tomorrow.

    Thank you for adding these folks to your prayers!

    Patrick

    https://spiritualhospice.com/
    http://apostolateforthedying.com/

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  12. Please, I have an urgent request for prayers for my 4 month old nephew who is now being transferred to a major medical center from local ER with what they think is viral encephalitis.I have no other information but will follow up later. Also please pray for me as I am having a major health crisis now.

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  13. I just posted a prayer request that disappeared into nothingness 😬
    The much abridged version is, please pray for Devon, the single mom with cancer. Her needs are critical. Thank you.
    I’ll update on Jerry later. Your prayers are felt and appreciated.

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  14. Even though I don’t respond with a text post to prayer requests, I do often respond with a “like”. That means I am praying nonetheless. I have picked up another hour of adoration so I will take those for whom I am praying with me to visit Our Lord and Our Lady–a virtual visit, so to speak, where I go in their place.

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  15. Dear family, I am attaching a portion of an e-mail that I received from Texas Right to Life this evening. Please pray for this baby girl and her mother; and please contact the person listed. It is truly a matter of life and death for this little girl. Thanks:

    “Baby Tinslee Lewis is scheduled to die SUNDAY as Cook Children’s Fort Worth will pull the plug on the 9-month-old against her mother’s will.

    Contact Cook Children’s now, ask to speak to Stan Davis, then tell him to save Tinslee! 682-885-4000 or stan.davis@cookchildrens.org

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  16. Thank you also for your prayers for Maria in Idaho. She passed away last night. May God bless you all for your prayers for his children, and may his eternal light shine upon those who have gone before us.

    Ave Maria, Stella Maris!
    Patrick

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  17. Mick..Beckita..Charlie..all my family here, plz pray for globetrotting Tom n Liz for they are globetrotting back to CA from Ohio 3 am…hmmmmmmm. ..flight at 7 am..hmmmmmmm. ..icy, snowy, yucky here…thank you all so much..praying for Our Charlie too…also, Michael is sick now …so sad..darn winter bugs..TNRS ASOH XOXOXOXOXOXO 🤗😇😘

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      1. Thanks Mick..they are safe m warm again in Cali…next is…drummmmmm rolllllllll…
        FRANCE on Thanksgiving day…their room will face Notre-Dame Cathedral ..I told tommy about piece of crown of thorn they have there aND he got this far out look and said, “Mom, I remember I saw one at the Vatican too when I went there with the Legionaries of Christ!!!🤗” love ya Mick xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  18. Please know I hold all prayer requests in my heart and pray daily for them.
    It’s been a crazy roller coaster ride for Jerry. A week of full work up prior to the NK cell transfer followed by a second week of chemo to take Jerry’s immune system down so he doesn’t reject his brother’s cells. Yesterday was his last prep day. He was scheduled to receive the infusion tomorrow morning. Last night his oxygen level dropped and his blood pressure bottomed out. A routine check showed this but the nurse didn’t believe it cuz Jerry looked ok. They brought in a new machine and checked again. The numbers were correct. Two epi pens later he was stable but he spiked a fever. Now they might remove him from the study. Everything for a reason but we sure could use a break and some good news.

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    1. Truly such a cross, Kris, for Jerry and all of you who love him. Continuing to pray that each of you is strengthened, filled with hope in all that transpires and with the Peace that only Christ can give as you make your way through this personal storm. I know I’ve spoken frequently about Fr. Spitzer’s book, The Light Shines on in the Darkness, and I mention it yet again because of the ways he heartens us with faith, hope and love in the Church’s teachings about suffering. Too, Fr. Spitzer shares his personal prayers which always, always, always draw down Christ’s Peace into whatever the challenge is before us. MAy Our Lady wrap each of you in her Mantle.

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      1. I need to get Fr. Spitzer’s book for sure! Jerry is an avid reader, I’m sure he’d be comforted by it.
        I just got an update from Holly, if Jerry meets two requirements today, they will infuse tomorrow. The blood draw from last night must show NO infection and his oxygen level must be 9o%. Otherwise, we are done, no study, no more treatment.
        Calling on all in heaven and on earth ( go big, right?) to pray for 90% or better oxygen level and NO infection. Thank be to God, His Will be done.

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  19. This is a personal request.

    ✝️ My uncle Gene in WNY was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis after kidney biopsy. Prognosis is poor. He is bloated but not in pain, very tired. My cousin said he looks like the Michelin man and rests in his recliner all day. On corticosteroids and 50mL fluid restriction. I ask for prayers for healing.

    He is my Godfather, present at my baptism on March 17, 1968. He’s Polish, a bowler, poker player, and an all-around wise-guy 🙂. Please pray for Gene. Thank you so much. P

    Glad I got to visit with him and Aunt Maryanne this summer.

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  20. From my daughter Holly just moments ago:
    Hi, it’s been another stressful morning but as of right now, we’ve been given the green light to move forward with the cell transplant! The blood cultures are still negative for infection, but there was some back and forth about Jerry’s o2 level (it kept dropping when he was coughing). We JUST got word that we can proceed provided everything stays stable between now and the transplant. We’re waiting on the cells to arrive, likely sometime between 5 and 6pm. In the meantime, Jerry will get a pic line put in (through which they will do the transplant) and more monitoring for vitals. Please don’t stop now with the prayers!

    God is oh so faithful!!

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  21. Good morning to all! I don’t want to treat this prayer chain like a CaringBridge but here is a quick Jerry update. The cell transplant too place last night. We are only now beginning to understand the depth of what took place. So many behind the scenes miracles that brought us to this point. It turns out that Jerry’s team is the best of the best and this is the latest and greatest study. Jerry is doing well except he is desperate for sleep! The next 29 days are critical. My feeble mind doesn’t grasp all the medical stuff but my understanding is that the cells need to stay alive, bond, multiply and then fight the cancer.
    Thank you God, for your goodness and mercy,

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  22. First, thank you all for your prayers: For me personally which I appreciate more than I can express (know I offer mine for you as well), prayers for my uncle Gene who is undergoing treatment, and for covering the numerous prayer requests for the dying which poured in lately. But I have a prayer request that is more urgent than my others — I put it in the category of 911:

    My aunt Judy who I visited this summer shared with me something that I said was the most disturbing thing I’d ever heard her tell me. When you hear it you will know the danger she is in:

    She and her husband are Catholic. Once a week and support pro-abortion Dems — so you get the picture.

    Over a year ago she said she went to see a medium…to communicate with her father, my grandfather, who died in 1987. She said the medium told her stuff about “Dad” (that was his nickname for the grandchildren) and that “he was there in the room with us and it was really him!” (paraphrase).

    I know plenty about these frauds and how they wittingly or unwittingly are involved in the occult. (Lived near Lily Dale, NY). So I explained many things to Judy, like how we are forbidden to invoke the dead like that, that it was not her father but either theatrics from the medium or an actual evil spirit, that Dad is either in purgatory or heaven and isn’t ABLE to visit, how she was playing with fire, that this was an affront to God and our faith, etc., etc., etc.

    She treated the whole thing casually, with fascination, like it wasn’t dangerous or wrong, but like it was just fun. But I could tell that she really, really believed it was our dear Dad reaching out to her.

    I shared an extensive amount of information from Johnnette Benkovic and other sources about the occult via email. Although we continued communicating, I never got a reply about that particular email. (I know her and likewise her sister, my mom….and that is their equivalent of a gentle middle finger. They always plug their ears to facts and truth, or challenges to their beliefs, and quietly ignore it).

    This past week, she shared the following exchange with me this, almost quietly like she was telling me a secret (or was it a little taunt because of my more pronounced faith? Or was someone else subtly at work through her?) Nonetheless, a red flag went up. I don’t know what motivated her, but I’m glad she did. Paraphrased:

    She started: “The other morning a dark figure appeared in my bedroom.”

    I responded, “Whoa……wow. (Needed a second to orient). What, like a shadow or a person?” I asked.

    “It was a person. I was frozen and couldn’t move.” (Classic sign).

    I said, “Um…..well, it was a spirit, either an incubus or succubus. Was it male or female?”

    She said, “It was a male. I think it was Dad.” (How was she able to perceive the gender with such certainty? Imagination?)

    I asked “Where was Wayne?” (Her husband, my uncle). “Sleeping next to me” she said.

    This is bizarre, I thought. I bet she hasn’t even told him about this. “Was it light or dark? Could you see any features?”

    “No, it was just a dark shadow. It pointed out the window. I really think it was Dad visiting me.” she said again hopefully.

    I said firmly, “No, it wasn’t Dad. Dad is in purgatory or heaven. This was an evil spirit, aunt Judy.”

    “But I wasn’t afraid at all.” she said

    “God never sends people back to earth to visit us except in the most rare circumstances, and then usually only the Saints. Did you speak to it?”

    “No, I couldn’t move, but I wasn’t scared at all.” She said.

    “I don’t care about your feelings!” I blurted out “This is deadly serious, Aunt Judy. You’re playing with fire. We don’t know what that thing was, but I can promise you it wasn’t Dad….please, this is out of my league. Talk to a priest as soon as you can.”

    “I’ll think about it.” She said. I asked if she ever had the house blessed and other stuff. I mentioned how demons can manifest like people we love and even try to emulate Jesus and Mary (so I’ve heard). Then I said again much more firmly, “Seriously, go see a priest about this, tell him everything….he can answer your questions and help you understand this.”

    “I’ll think about it,” she said. I challenged her, “That means you won’t go see a priest.”

    “No, no….I will seriously consider it.”

    PLEASE PRAY. I asked my guardian angel to stay in contact with her guardian angel and to help protect her from this demonic threat. Then, I asked that if he (my angel) thought it useful to get her to take action, to scare the daylights out of her by manifesting himself in a super-scary way! Don’t know if that was appropriate, but he’ll think of something clever.

    PLEASE PRAY that Judy will take the steps to eradicate this mortal threat to her soul. This opening she has created with her involvement in the occult must be closed and sealed. How dangerous it is! That crafty satan has convinced mankind that this is harmless, imaginary, pretend-stuff — but we know that this is a matter of life and death.

    Thank you,
    Patrick

    Advice welcome.

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    1. Praying for Judy, Patrick. While such activity is dangerous to her soul – and not to minimize that danger – our world is filled with such as this right now. I have found that maintaining personal equilibrium and serenity is an important foundation in praying for such a situation. Kinda’ like the message flight attendants give at the beginning of the flight: “Be sure your own mask is secure before reaching out to assist someone else.” Too, I find that, often, it is someone outside the family who will somehow be listened to with more openness in scenarios such as this. That said, you did the right thing, I think, in naming the problem to Judy. Now comes the time for prayer and trust. John 14:13-14 rings true: ” And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” The prayers we offer for Judy are not only our desire for her spiritual health, God wants her in a state of grace even more than does anyone who loves her. Since we’re praying in His Perfect Will, please consider doing whatever you need to do to remain at peace as we join you in prayer with confidence that God answers us perfectly. Every time.

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