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« on: December 06, 2007, 02:16:37 AM »

hello all! i could really use prayer for stronger faith and for constancy right now. in the last few weeks i've been having a really hard time dealing with loneliness and fear. i don't have any Orthodox friends my age. since i graduated college i've already been feeling disconnected from some of my friends. and in coming to the Orthodox faith, i'm afraid that feeling of disconnectedness will only get worse. also, as childish as it sounds, i'm afraid that i'll never find someone to spend my life with. i've wanted to get married for a long time, in it was just a little less than 5 months ago that i was dumped by my girlfriend who i was planning to marry next year. i want to have faith that God can still bring me someone and still bring me friends to have fellowship with. but it's just difficult right now. any prayers would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007, 02:32:43 AM »

Lord, have mercy on your servant Serafim; comfort him in this difficult time that he's going through.  I humbly pray that his lonliness be strengthened by your love, and that you will guide him towards true Christian friends. Amen.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007, 02:47:15 AM »

Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2007, 08:55:24 AM »

Lord have mercy on Your servant!
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2007, 08:57:14 AM »

Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007, 12:30:12 AM »

Prayers...

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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2007, 03:11:33 PM »

Lord have mercy.
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2007, 08:49:20 PM »

Lord have mercy on Your servant and grant him that perfect Love which drives out all fear.
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2007, 09:15:11 PM »

hello all! i could really use prayer for stronger faith and for constancy right now. in the last few weeks i've been having a really hard time dealing with loneliness and fear. i don't have any Orthodox friends my age. since i graduated college i've already been feeling disconnected from some of my friends. and in coming to the Orthodox faith, i'm afraid that feeling of disconnectedness will only get worse. also, as childish as it sounds, i'm afraid that i'll never find someone to spend my life with. i've wanted to get married for a long time, in it was just a little less than 5 months ago that i was dumped by my girlfriend who i was planning to marry next year. i want to have faith that God can still bring me someone and still bring me friends to have fellowship with. but it's just difficult right now. any prayers would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

Wow, Seraphim, I've recently gone through a lot of the same things you are going through. You will be in my prayers, brother.
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2007, 11:57:04 PM »

Lord have mercy on Seraphim.
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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2007, 12:53:24 AM »

Prayers.
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2007, 12:59:06 AM »

Lord have mercy on your servant.
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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2007, 07:13:10 AM »

Grant this, O Lord.
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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2007, 08:09:25 AM »

Lord have Mercy!

U know, love just pops out of the blue when you least expect it..   Wink

You are in my prayers...

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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2007, 09:08:24 AM »

Some of the feelings you describe I have been having at times. May the Lord and the intercessions of the Saints be with you.
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