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Offline Ortho_cat

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help me pray for guidance
« on: August 02, 2009, 02:41:20 AM »
I have been going through some difficult times lately in my journey towards discovering Orthodoxy. Please pray for me that God will show me his will for my life and that he will provide me with the right words to say to others.

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Re: help me pray for guidance
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009, 02:43:09 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: help me pray for guidance
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009, 05:03:22 AM »
Lord Have Mercy...Amen

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Re: help me pray for guidance
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009, 05:56:19 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: help me pray for guidance
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2009, 07:59:33 AM »
It is a challenge to speak the right words at the right time. I think that's one thing this website demonstrates. Many of us pound away at the keyboard without sensitivity towards those with whom we are communicating. Perhaps I am most guilty of all in this regard. I wonder how many Orthodox seekers have come across some of these posts and decided that they want no part of Orthodoxy. Why should they want ot be a part of a community that seems so uncharitable and vitriolic in tone. We must do better. I must do better.

I trust that God will lead and guide you to your true spiritual home. Just try to look at Christ and His Church, even when His children sometimes get in the way.

"Lord Have Mercy."

"Bad art may be forgiven; but to remain unmoved by beauty will not. Doubts may be forgiven; but a lack of wonder will not. Tilting at windmills may be forgiven; but allowing our neighbors to be grinded in the gears will not. Denying the existence of the Creator may be forgiven; but ignoring the glories of creation will not."
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Re: help me pray for guidance
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2009, 08:20:05 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: help me pray for guidance
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2009, 11:04:59 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: help me pray for guidance
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2009, 12:21:16 PM »
Praying for you and for all that have searched for God’s church and were made to feel ignorant, inferior, unwanted or illegitimate by representatives (members) of the Orthodox Church.

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Re: help me pray for guidance
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2009, 01:14:07 PM »

Lord, have mercy!
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Re: help me pray for guidance
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2009, 01:03:30 AM »
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God and Light-giver, have mercy of Your servant.
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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2009, 01:22:03 AM »
Lord Have Mercy
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Re: help me pray for guidance
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2009, 11:57:39 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6