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Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« on: July 17, 2011, 11:25:10 PM »
I feel almost ridiculous making this thread, but your prayers are needed. Firstly, I am too lax with my prayer life. I am either too sluggish or too guilty to face God in prayer. Help me to overcome this. Furthermore, help me overcome my laziness and procrastination in my work. I need to get some stuff done. As I said, I feel stupid creating this thread, but I truly believe that if you just a spare a few seconds to remember in your prayers tonight, it will help.

God bless,
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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 11:28:57 PM »
Lord have mercy! And do me a favor and stop the self-abuse! It is never stupid or ridiculous to ask for help.
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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 11:29:13 PM »
Lord have Mercy.

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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 11:47:42 PM »
Thank you both  :)

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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2011, 01:19:22 AM »
Lord have mercy on your servant Severian.

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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011, 08:23:43 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011, 09:57:38 AM »

Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011, 05:21:20 PM »
Lord have mercy!

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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2011, 06:59:01 PM »
Lord have mercy! And do me a favor and stop the self-abuse! It is never stupid or ridiculous to ask for help.

Ditto this. I struggle with the same issues, constantly, especially this time of year.
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2011, 07:05:10 PM »
Kyrie eleison!

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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2011, 07:26:18 PM »
 16 "Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:16 NKJ)



Lord have mercy!
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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2011, 08:34:51 PM »
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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2011, 08:37:59 PM »
I feel almost ridiculous making this thread, but your prayers are needed. Firstly, I am too lax with my prayer life. I am either too sluggish or too guilty to face God in prayer. Help me to overcome this. Furthermore, help me overcome my laziness and procrastination in my work. I need to get some stuff done. As I said, I feel stupid creating this thread, but I truly believe that if you just a spare a few seconds to remember in your prayers tonight, it will help.

God bless,
Severian


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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2011, 08:43:23 PM »
Thank you all, I really appreciate this.

God bless,
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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2012, 05:31:55 PM »
I feel almost ridiculous making this thread, but your prayers are needed. Firstly, I am too lax with my prayer life. I am either too sluggish or too guilty to face God in prayer. Help me to overcome this. Furthermore, help me overcome my laziness and procrastination in my work. I need to get some stuff done. As I said, I feel stupid creating this thread, but I truly believe that if you just a spare a few seconds to remember in your prayers tonight, it will help.

God bless,
Severian
*Sigh* I hope you will all forgive my selfishness in bumping this thread and asking for prayers for myself again. But, I am finding myself in this same position yet again, a year later. I really have lapsed in my spirituality. Often times I do try, but I often feel very upset, defeated, and frustrated due to some of the things happening around me. All these mixed emotions make it so much harder for me to turn myself to the Lord. I battle, and constantly lose to, my own sinfulness. Prayers and advice would really be appreciated. I really need to turn to repentance.
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"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." -The Lord Jesus Christ

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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2012, 06:06:10 PM »
Lord have mercy! And do me a favor and stop the self-abuse! It is never stupid or ridiculous to ask for help.

Ditto this. I struggle with the same issues, constantly, especially this time of year.
Lord, have mercy!

Ditto! Lord have mercy.
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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2012, 06:07:45 PM »
Lord have mercy on Severian!!
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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2012, 06:09:02 PM »
Lord have mercy !

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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2012, 06:45:55 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2012, 07:06:16 PM »
Lord have mercy on your servant Severian.
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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2012, 11:05:18 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Your servant, Severian. Grant him enthusiasm, diligence, and direction.

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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2012, 12:39:51 AM »
God bless, Severian. There are times of harvest and times of drought. I struggle with similar issues. Remember, the only way we can be defeated is if we fall into despair. Keep up the good fight, my friend.
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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2012, 08:32:21 AM »
Dear  Severian,
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy Lord Have mercy
Most Holy Theotokos save us.
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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2012, 03:21:41 PM »
Thank you all. Because of your prayers I prayed today. For the first time in a long time, I truly, truly prayed. I am sure a lot of it had to do with your help.

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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2012, 10:41:12 PM »
Lord, we give You thanks. Continue to have mercy on Your servant, Severian.
Severian, when you are able, please pray for us, as well.

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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2012, 11:08:26 PM »
Glory to God.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2012, 01:39:24 AM »
SLOTH!

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Re: Help Me Overcome My Laziness
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2012, 03:13:31 AM »
God bless, Severian. There are times of harvest and times of drought. I struggle with similar issues. Remember, the only way we can be defeated is if we fall into despair. Keep up the good fight, my friend.


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May our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through the prayers of His most Holy Mother and all of the saints, have mercy upon, save, and illumine you with His love.

Amen Lord have mercy!
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