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Offline Manalive

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Despondency
« on: February 09, 2012, 11:48:51 PM »
The past two weeks I've been having trouble focusing on the things I need to be focusing on. I feel like I'm sort of going through a 'desert' phase in my spiritual life where God has withdrew himself from me. It's been a struggle to keep my prayer rule and most of the time I am just going through the motions. I've missed a few days in my morning prayers because I would stay in bed too late before work and at other times I've shortened them for expediency. I missed confession last week because I was out of town and the week before that my priest asked me to serve and read the hours before Liturgy so I didn't have the opportunity. It feels like things have been building up and instead of reaching out for help from God I'm content to not make any changes-- or that when I do seek help there is no answer. It just feels like I'm "trying to get by" and in that I'm flirting with despondency. Please pray that I get over my despondency. Thank you.     
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Re: Despondency
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 11:49:52 PM »
I'm with you.

Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Despondency
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 11:56:29 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Despondency
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 12:01:16 AM »
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Re: Despondency
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012, 12:06:25 AM »
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Re: Despondency
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 12:17:08 AM »
i can assure you that you arent alone.

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Re: Despondency
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2012, 06:18:48 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Despondency
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 09:41:33 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Despondency
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2012, 10:06:40 AM »
Lord have mercy on Manalive! 
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Re: Despondency
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2012, 10:09:09 AM »
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Re: Despondency
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2012, 12:30:23 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Despondency
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2012, 06:21:01 PM »
May the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos be with you! Lord have mercy on your servant!
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