Author Topic: Sin is ever my companion... help me.  (Read 1467 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ignatius

  • Baptacathadox
  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,696
  • My Son Aidan... :-)
Sin is ever my companion... help me.
« on: October 03, 2007, 09:22:18 PM »
Sin is ever my companion. One step forward, two steps back. I loose heart... pray for me. please.
St Basil the Great (330-379 A.D.): “I think then that the one goal of all who are really and truly serving the Lord ought to be to bring back to union the churches who have at different times and in diverse manners divided from one another.”

Offline Fr. George

  • formerly "Cleveland"
  • Administrator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *******
  • Posts: 20,239
  • May the Lord bless you and keep you always!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Re: Sin is ever my companion... help me.
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 09:23:06 PM »
Lord, have mercy, forgive, and heal your servant.
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

Offline ozgeorge

  • I'll take you for who you are if you take me for everything.
  • Hoplitarches
  • *************
  • Posts: 16,383
  • My plans for retirement.
    • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Re: Sin is ever my companion... help me.
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2007, 09:33:10 PM »
Lord have mercy and save your servant.
If you're living a happy life as a Christian, you're doing something wrong.

Offline Cephas

  • There is no spoon.
  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 288
  • γνῶθισε αυτόν
Re: Sin is ever my companion... help me.
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2007, 09:39:04 PM »
+ Irini nem ehmot,

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy.
Cephas 

"But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed."
-- Isaiah 53:5

"He who knows himself knows God"
-- Pi Nishti Abba Antony

Offline Salpy

  • Section Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,796
  • Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide pray for us!
Re: Sin is ever my companion... help me.
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2007, 10:04:05 PM »
Lord have mercy!

Offline PeterTheAleut

  • The Right Blowhard Peter the Furtive of Yetts O'Muckhart
  • Section Moderator
  • Hypatos
  • *****
  • Posts: 35,376
  • Lord, have mercy on the Christians in Mosul!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Orthodox Church in America
Re: Sin is ever my companion... help me.
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2007, 10:16:18 PM »
O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
Not all who wander are lost.

Offline minasoliman

  • Mr., Sir, Dude, Guy, Male, tr. Minas in Greek, Menes in white people Egyptologists :-P
  • Section Moderator
  • Hoplitarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 15,115
  • Strengthen O Lord the work of Your hands(Is 19:25)
  • Faith: Oriental Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Coptic
Re: Sin is ever my companion... help me.
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2007, 10:17:12 PM »
O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Amen!  Lord have mercy.
Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.

Offline BrotherAidan

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,568
  • OC.net
Re: Sin is ever my companion... help me.
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2007, 11:56:50 PM »
Sin is ever my companion. One step forward, two steps back. I loose heart... pray for me. please.
Dear friend,
the further you embark upon this path, the more you will feel this. The closer you get to God the more you will sense your own sinfulness. What did Isaiah say? (I am a man of unclean lips and I dwell among a people of unclean lips). What did Peter say to Jesus? (Depart from me for I am a sinful man).

Also the evil one will accuse you to yourself all the more - but you have an Advocate - Jesus Christ the Righteous!

Persever in prayer and cast yourself on the mercy of God; implore the Mother of God to pray for you.

blessings to you

May God have mercy

Offline ytterbiumanalyst

  • Professor Emeritus, CSA
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,790
Re: Sin is ever my companion... help me.
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2007, 06:31:24 AM »
Lord have mercy
"It is remarkable that what we call the world...in what professes to be true...will allow in one man no blemishes, and in another no virtue."--Charles Dickens