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Prayers to do the right thing.
« on: October 27, 2008, 01:23:12 PM »
As you all know, I once lived a life of homosexuality. Thanks be to God he has given me the strength to give up that life style. However, my ex boyfriend has recently been contacting me and it is become a source of pain. I know that if I am going to continue living God's will that I cannot go back to this life style. Please pray that I do the right thing and avoid my ex who is a source of tempation because I do feel a strong pull towards him.
You are right. I apologize for having sacked Constantinople. I really need to stop doing that.

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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 02:00:57 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Your faithful servant, help him and guide him!
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 02:03:38 PM »
Lord have mercy, guide, protect, and heal your servant.
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008, 02:18:18 PM »
... And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

Lord Have Mercy on your servant and strengthen him against all temptation.

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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2008, 02:30:09 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2008, 02:46:54 PM »
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2008, 03:02:49 PM »
Lord, have mercy on this your servant.  Your grace, O Lord, is sufficient for the struggle.

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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2008, 03:21:36 PM »
Lord have mercy, and give strength to those who struggle!
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2008, 04:52:10 PM »
Lord have mercy, save and protect.
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2008, 04:57:52 PM »
Lord have mercy!  Protect your servant from temptation and guide his footsteps that he may live a life that gives glory to you!
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2008, 05:22:56 PM »
Lord have mercy
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2008, 10:08:55 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2008, 10:25:58 PM »


Some (prayerfully, hopefully) helpful advice-  Satan is using this other person to ensnare you and bring you down.  Be very assertive and stern towards this other person.  Elder Paisios from the Holy Mtn once slapped a man as hard as he could because Paisios recognized that it was really Satan using this man to attack him.  Please don't resort to violence, but understand the seriousness of this situation.

Lord have mercy.
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2008, 10:33:56 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2008, 11:11:15 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2008, 01:05:37 AM »
Well. I spoke to my ex and told him that he can't keep coming back into my life. One of the most painful things that I have done in a while. It ripped my heart out. I have to be honest. There is a part of me that is angry at God for the whole thing. Thank you for your prayers.
You are right. I apologize for having sacked Constantinople. I really need to stop doing that.

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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2008, 05:03:17 AM »
There is a part of me that is angry at God for the whole thing.

Tell Him.
God is big-shouldered enough to take it.
The Psalmist is often angry with God:
"How long o Lord wilt Thou be wroth to the end? Shall Thy jealousy be kindled like fire?"
Then read His answer.
You will find it in the Book of Job beginning with the 38th chapter to the end of the 42nd chapter.
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2008, 07:34:40 AM »
Show your kindness O Lord to those who struggle, for you truly Love mankind!
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2008, 08:01:43 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2008, 08:31:02 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2008, 08:58:10 AM »
Well just an update. Because I pretty much had to push my ex out of my life I couldn't sleep at all last night. I am pretty a much a broken hearted disaster and feel like I can't even speak to our Lord now. I am NOT gonna continue these updates because I realize that the prayer forum is not all about me. But please just continue to keep me in your prayers because I am pretty much devestated.
You are right. I apologize for having sacked Constantinople. I really need to stop doing that.

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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2008, 10:06:56 AM »
Continue, Lord, Your mercy unto those who know You.
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2008, 11:58:15 PM »
Dear Lord, please help Your servant and strengthen him. Keep him away of any kind of temptation, and especially resolve this situation.

Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2008, 12:31:22 AM »
Lord have mercy! And please do continue to update us so that we can pray as specifically as possible.

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« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2008, 12:57:12 AM »
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« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2008, 09:20:18 PM »
Lord have mercy on your servant.
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2008, 11:58:59 PM »
God grant strength to those who struggle against temptation and call on Your Name for help.
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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2008, 03:40:17 AM »
Prayers for my brother, of strength to continue on the right path, and for his  spiritual and emotional healing and may God grant him many years.

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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2008, 08:55:00 AM »
Thank you all very much for your prayers. I know that the right decision was made and the Lord is providing me great comfort and healing. In fact, doors in my life are already beginning to open because of this decision and the amazing thing is that I am not depressed but Joyful now. Its amazing how God works in our lives. Thank you all again for you continued prayers.
You are right. I apologize for having sacked Constantinople. I really need to stop doing that.

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Re: Prayers to do the right thing.
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2008, 02:30:50 AM »
Gloria in Excelsis Deo
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Glory to God!
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Glory to God!
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« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2008, 06:25:50 PM »
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Glory to God!

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Lord have mercy! May god grant your soul rest in him and may he give you the strength to overcome.
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