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Offline Dnarmist

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Prayer for a wife?
« on: November 27, 2010, 11:34:41 PM »
I am not married and I would long to have a wife someday, is this a bad prayer request?

God Bless,

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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2010, 11:40:35 PM »
Not in the least!

May the Lord complete your soul with a companion on your journey to His goodness!

I'm going to need this.

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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010, 12:02:57 AM »
Many people ask for the intercessions of St. Xenia of St. Petersburg in such matters.  Ask her for her help!

Lord have mercy and help you to find a beautiful lady :)
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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2010, 01:03:51 AM »
Prayers for those seeking a spouse: http://orthodoxengland.org.uk/pdf/st_nicholas.pdf
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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2010, 11:49:01 AM »
Not a bad request at all. You are in my unworthy prayers, Dnarmist.
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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2010, 01:05:39 PM »
Prayers!

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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2010, 04:04:32 PM »
Remember that when looking for the right person, you also need to be the right person.

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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2010, 04:28:58 PM »
Remember that when looking for the right person, you also need to be the right person.

Great advice!

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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2010, 04:52:59 PM »
Remember that when looking for the right person, you also need to be the right person.

Or have the right club ready.


I'm going to need this.

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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2012, 09:29:12 PM »
да будѣтъ воля Твоя!

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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2012, 09:39:06 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2012, 12:28:35 AM »
Lord have Mercy on both your servants.
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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2012, 12:44:07 AM »
I am not married and I would long to have a wife someday, is this a bad prayer request?

God Bless,

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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2012, 09:36:39 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2012, 08:11:44 PM »
Lord have mercy on your servant Haralambos!
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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2012, 03:27:39 AM »
Lord have mercy on thy servants!

And please pray that I find a wife too!

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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2012, 09:22:09 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2012, 04:00:40 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Marriage is a Sacrament.  Like Baptism or Holy Communion, we don't necessarily chose or decide, rather we accept and embrace God's invitation.  Marriage like Ordination is a sacred vocation, couples are called by God into the Marriage relationship. 

That being said, WE ALL need to pray for marriage and those who are married already pray a thanksgiving prayer that God put y'all together.

Human beings are not perfect, but God's Marriage in the Church is, and through Grace we gradually readjust to His perfection, but it is His gift, not of ourselves, so we must pray for His mercy and will.

ps.. add me to the list (I already had my fun as a young man, I've learned my spiritual lessons and am ready to settle down too) ;)

stay blessed,
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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2012, 04:32:02 PM »
Habte, same boat.  I will pray to St. Xenia and the Theotokos for you and you do the same for me!   ;)
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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2012, 10:11:48 PM »
So is this turning into a general spouse request thread? I want to find a spouse at some point.
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Re: Prayer for a wife?
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2012, 10:46:15 PM »
http://www.saintgregoryoutreach.org/2010/01/prayer-to-find-spouse.html

Pray that I find a wife too.

Haralambos

So, Haralambos is the person who bumped this dead thread! :)

I pray that the OP has found/will find a wife.
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