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« on: August 28, 2012, 02:34:03 AM »

The last several times I formally returned to the Church I ended up falling away again (by "formally" I mean I started communing/confessing again). Given my track record, my priest (and I) thought it a good idea for me to go through a period where I show some consistency in prayer and liturgy attendance. So I have been undergoing a process of being reconciled with the Church for a bit now, but am scheduled to go to confession and start communing again in September. I'm worried that I will fall away again though. I let small stuff get to me sometimes and it makes me depressed, and I basically just give up out of frustration or depression. Or, maybe, just lack of faith. Certainly lack of faithfulness. I know God has been nudging me for years now about this. Perhaps I need slapped sometimes, I dunno. I feel like I've been making slow but significant progress, especially over the past 2-3 years, and I don't want to screw it up again this time. So if you have a moment, could you say a prayer for me about all of this?

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 07:43:57 AM »

Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 11:25:56 AM »

I am praying for you, Asteriktos.

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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012, 11:31:21 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012, 11:37:53 AM »

I am praying for you as well Asteriktos
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012, 06:44:34 PM »

May Lord help you on your recovery, Asteriktos. Please also pray for me and my spiritual well-being.
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 09:04:22 PM »

May Lord help you on your recovery, Asteriktos. Please also pray for me and my spiritual well-being.

Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 09:04:39 PM »

Lord have mercy on Asteriktos.
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2012, 09:05:36 PM »

Lord have mercy on Hurdle also.
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2012, 10:03:39 PM »

Lord have mercy! I think this is a reality that we all struggle with. May God help you become persistent and diligent in your faithfulness and overall spiritual life.
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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2012, 10:44:52 PM »

The last several times I formally returned to the Church I ended up falling away again (by "formally" I mean I started communing/confessing again). Given my track record, my priest (and I) thought it a good idea for me to go through a period where I show some consistency in prayer and liturgy attendance. So I have been undergoing a process of being reconciled with the Church for a bit now, but am scheduled to go to confession and start communing again in September. I'm worried that I will fall away again though. I let small stuff get to me sometimes and it makes me depressed, and I basically just give up out of frustration or depression. Or, maybe, just lack of faith. Certainly lack of faithfulness. I know God has been nudging me for years now about this. Perhaps I need slapped sometimes, I dunno. I feel like I've been making slow but significant progress, especially over the past 2-3 years, and I don't want to screw it up again this time. So if you have a moment, could you say a prayer for me about all of this?

Justin

Lord have mercy.  My thoughts and prayers are with you, Justin.  I get depression badly myself.  My worst time of the year is late autumn through the winter.  I really struggle with going to church during that time.  I have been depressed a lot lately though.  However, I have kept going to church this time and it has really made a difference.  Receiving the eucharist as much as you can is part of the healing process.  It took me 12 years to learn to go to church when I am depressed.  I am hoping that I will continue to do it during my worst time of the year.  I had a talk with my priest about my depression so he knows when  my worst time is.  I am even glad that I am working a graveyard shift at the present time so that I can make it to weekday liturgies and receive the eucharist more.  I will certainly say a prayer for you. 
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2012, 08:52:21 AM »

Lord, have mercy on Your servants, Asteriktos and Hurdle.
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2012, 07:42:50 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2012, 12:53:43 AM »

Lord, have mercy.  May God grant patience, strength, and wisdom for the keeping of His faith for you and me both.
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2012, 10:21:08 AM »

Lord have mercy. Please pray for me and mine.
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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2012, 10:43:55 AM »

Lord, have mercy.  May God grant patience, strength, and wisdom for the keeping of His faith for you and me both.

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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2012, 01:15:36 PM »

Lord have mercy.
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« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2012, 05:32:12 AM »

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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2012, 06:22:22 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2012, 11:06:44 PM »

Lord have mercy on Fotina also.
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