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Online Father Peter

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Prayers for an alcoholic
« on: January 14, 2011, 03:30:35 PM »
I wonder if anyone has prayers particularly for someone struggling with alcoholism. I am seeing someone tomorrow.

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Re: Prayers for an alcoholic
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 03:36:35 PM »
I know you are an Oriental Christian, so I don't know how comfortable you feel with this, but an oft used prayer in the Russian Church is an Akathist to the Theotokos "The Inexhaustible Cup."

Here is a link to it:

http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/services/akathist_inexhaustible_cup.htm
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Re: Prayers for an alcoholic
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 07:09:08 PM »
I know you are an Oriental Christian, so I don't know how comfortable you feel with this, but an oft used prayer in the Russian Church is an Akathist to the Theotokos "The Inexhaustible Cup."

Here is a link to it:

http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/services/akathist_inexhaustible_cup.htm
That's a most beautiful prayer! I have heard it being used for people that are plagued all kinds of addictions.

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