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Depression- please pray for me
« on: March 06, 2009, 12:17:02 PM »
Dear brothers and sisters,

 Please pray for me as I'm going through another bout of depression, anxiety.  I don't want to alarm anyone or sound too dramatic, but this time it's pretty serious.  Thank you all so much.
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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009, 12:21:19 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009, 12:25:40 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2009, 12:27:47 PM »

Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2009, 12:50:09 PM »
Lord have mercy on Gabriel!
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2009, 12:56:36 PM »
Lord, visit & protect Gabriel against the lurking enemy.
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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2009, 01:09:22 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2009, 01:13:40 PM »
I hope that you'll get out of it.
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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2009, 01:28:26 PM »
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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2009, 03:40:44 PM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant, Gabriel.

I hope it's not as bad as you make it out to be, bro.  Drop me a line, OK?
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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2009, 03:51:24 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2009, 03:53:30 PM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant.  

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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2009, 04:02:35 PM »
Gabriel, whenever depression and anxiety come by my place with their suitcases, I think of the meaning behind the Archangel Gabriel's name: "God is my Strength".
There's also a passage in the Bible that may give you reassurance: "This, too, shall pass". :-*
Lots of prayers and love, G! :)
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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2009, 04:48:48 PM »
Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers!

 Last night after my evening prayers, I retired to my room and read a little more from the Ladder of Divine Ascent.  Soon afterwords I went to bed but noticed I was feeling really anxious about nothing in particular.  I began saying the Jesus prayer and soon fell asleep.  This morning when I woke up, I could not for the life of me, shake this overwhelming feeling of sadness and anxiety.  I crossed myself and wanted to lift weights for awhile thinking an endorphin rush would help.  Before I even got to my basement where my gym is, I became confused and spacey (moreso than usual  :P) and forgot what I was doing!  A few moments later, the sense of sadness became worse and I began sobbing uncontrollably.  I was calling everyone I trust, including my priest, but no one was available.  I felt as though I had no one to turn to.  I'm a lot better now (after some anti-depressants) and I have a check-up next week that I'm looking forward to.  I know that most of this is a chemical embalance because I've been diagnosed with depression, but I can't help but feel that maybe I was being attacked by demons as I have resolved to become a better Christian.  I apologize for my initial prayer request; I was really scared and spacey (I had to retype it several times) and probably gave y'all the idea that I was suicidal.  I was not, but I hope I never go through anything like that again!!  Anyway, thanks again for your kind words and prayers!

 In Christ,

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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2009, 05:32:40 PM »
Lord have mercy on thy servant Gabriel, and grant him healing of mind, body and soul.

And I'm sorry to say that Father is out of the country until Monday (in Canada presenting a talk). . . but feel free to call me if you need a kindly ear. We are here for you, brother. *hugs*
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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2009, 07:00:40 PM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant.
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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2009, 07:15:45 PM »
Lord have mercy
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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2009, 09:27:36 PM »
Lord have mercy!

In this time of Lent in particular I think there are spiritual things that occur to try and drag us down.

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« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2009, 09:34:21 PM »
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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2009, 10:51:55 PM »
Lord have mercy!

In this time of Lent in particular I think there are spiritual things that occur to try and drag us down.

Oh, absolutely.  I can testify (in general) to that, as well.  The "purple demons" are out in force, it seems.

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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2009, 12:44:46 AM »
Lord have mercy on Thy servant and grant healing and rest to him! 

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« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2009, 12:50:34 AM »
I'll be praying for you bro!
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Re: Depression- please pray for me
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« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2009, 08:36:19 AM »
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Lord have mercy on your servant Gabriel!

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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2009, 01:00:30 PM »
Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers!

 Last night after my evening prayers, I retired to my room and read a little more from the Ladder of Divine Ascent.  Soon afterwords I went to bed but noticed I was feeling really anxious about nothing in particular.  I began saying the Jesus prayer and soon fell asleep.  This morning when I woke up, I could not for the life of me, shake this overwhelming feeling of sadness and anxiety.  I crossed myself and wanted to lift weights for awhile thinking an endorphin rush would help.  Before I even got to my basement where my gym is, I became confused and spacey (moreso than usual :P) and forgot what I was doing!  A few moments later, the sense of sadness became worse and I began sobbing uncontrollably.  I was calling everyone I trust, including my priest, but no one was available.  I felt as though I had no one to turn to.  I'm a lot better now (after some anti-depressants) and I have a check-up next week that I'm looking forward to.  I know that most of this is a chemical embalance because I've been diagnosed with depression, but I can't help but feel that maybe I was being attacked by demons as I have resolved to become a better Christian.  I apologize for my initial prayer request; I was really scared and spacey (I had to retype it several times) and probably gave y'all the idea that I was suicidal.  I was not, but I hope I never go through anything like that again!!  Anyway, thanks again for your kind words and prayers!

 In Christ,

  Gabriel

Ive been close to several people with serious depression or bi-polar disorder. While I am not a big fan of doctors I have learned that a proper diagnosis leading to meds that really help you takes some time and effort. Your doc needs to know the fine points of difference between the many varieties  and gradations of depression. If your current doctor's practice is not focused on this type of detailed analysis ask him/her for a referral to a Pyschiatrist. Pyschiatrists dont do talk therapy these days. They are all about meds.

It's also not too weird to check yourself into a local hospital with a good reputation for such things. If you admit yourself, you can leave whenever you want. But a week or ten days of dealing with just your depression and getting to the bottom of it can be the best thing you have ever done. Don't suffer, get it fixed.


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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2009, 01:40:04 PM »
Lord Have Mercy!...............
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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2009, 05:34:36 PM »
Please be merciful, oh Christ God!

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« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2009, 10:48:02 PM »
Lord, have mercy. Senore, abe pieta. Hospody pomyluy.

Dear Lord, please help Your loyal and faithful servant Gabriel. Please solve all problems facing him. Holy Theotokos, please help.

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« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2009, 12:25:49 AM »
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Re: Depression- please pray for me
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2009, 12:29:26 AM »
Lord, have mercy on Your servant Gabriel!
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