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Prayers for help in life
« on: October 06, 2009, 07:43:45 PM »
Hey all,

I've been struggling again lately with some things in my life, specifically regaining some control and trying to re-establish a prayer life. It's been more difficult than in the past and although I don't think I've become a worse person, I can definitely feel a difference and i've been more stressed, frustrated and dissapointed/depressed since my prayer life dissapeared.

I am certain I will regain control, but seeing as school is particularly challenging this semester, I would like to re-establish my prayer life ASAP. Through your prayers, the help of my priest and my efforts, I believe things will turn out good.

Please remember me in your prayers, thank you!  :)

In Christ,
Devin

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Re: Prayers for help in life
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 07:55:39 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Prayers for help in life
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009, 08:58:50 PM »
Lord, have mercy! I've had that a number of times. Devin, you are in my unworthy prayers.
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Re: Prayers for help in life
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2009, 11:10:22 PM »
Lord have Mercy.

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Re: Prayers for help in life
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2009, 11:16:44 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Prayers for help in life
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2009, 11:22:25 PM »
Lord have mercy on Thy servant Devin and help him in his desire to spend more time in communion with Thee!
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Re: Prayers for help in life
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2009, 01:08:19 AM »
Lord, have mercy on Your servant Devin.
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Re: Prayers for help in life
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2009, 03:49:39 AM »
You are not alone in this struggle. I too am so weak in prayer, and I often feel unworthy of even calling myself an Orthodox Christian. But thanks be to God, for "His mercy endureth forever."

"Lord have mercy."


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Re: Prayers for help in life
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2009, 05:05:08 AM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant.
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Re: Prayers for help in life
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2009, 03:50:15 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Prayers for help in life
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2009, 07:46:51 PM »
May The blessed Lord ! Bless and Help You , and all of us, in this life of trials...Amen Amen
Lord Have Mercy ! On us All.....Amen
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Re: Prayers for help in life
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2009, 08:16:02 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for help in life
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2009, 08:46:42 PM »

Lord, have mercy!
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