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Offline walter1234

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No prayer life( pray for me)
« on: November 27, 2012, 08:51:15 AM »
I haven't pray to God for a long time. I want to start my prayer life , pray and stay with Him all the time.

As Hong Kong is a prosperous and busy city. It is not easy for me to spare a long hours and pray with Him.

Moreover, I know I have to pray to Him all the time.But I don't have any interest on praying and fasting.

Please pray for me.
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Re: No prayer life( pray for me)
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 09:49:13 AM »
I haven't pray to God for a long time. I want to start my prayer life , pray and stay with Him all the time.

As Hong Kong is a prosperous and busy city. It is not easy for me to spare a long hours and pray with Him.

Moreover, I know I have to pray to Him all the time.But I don't have any interest on praying and fasting.

Please pray for me.

I will pray for you, Walter.  I work 12-hour shifts and I feel your struggle.  It's sometimes difficult to maintain a prayer rule because my schedule is so tiring, and sometimes I have to cut myself a little slack and just do the best I can... even if all I can do is utter a sincere "Lord, have mercy" as I crawl into bed.

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Re: No prayer life( pray for me)
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 11:19:44 AM »
God be with you.

One easy thing to do is memorize the basic prayers.  - Glory to the...  Glory to thee...  O Heavenly King...  Trisigion...  Lord Have Mercy 12x, Remit, pardon forgive...  Lord Prayer.  Most prayer books have these as the openings to the Morning and Evening prayers anyway.  Take two or three minutes upon waking up (something I have been having difficulty with  ;)) and before bed and say these, confess your sins, pray for your family, friends, co-parishioners, co-workers, the Hierarchy, and Civil Authorities, the Dead and anything else that is on your mind.  You can do all of this in your head.  Try to read a little bit of scripture every day.

The thing with prayer is, the best way to start doing it is to start doing it!  As it becomes habitual it will only feel natural.  The best part of memorized prayers rather than needing to use the prayer book is that there will be times that you want to pray in your head and with them memorized you can do them anywhere - on the bus, in the gym, doing laundry...

May God aid you in better finding Him!
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Re: No prayer life( pray for me)
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 07:28:24 AM »
Please pray for me that I can always pray to God and be with Him all the time.
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Re: No prayer life( pray for me)
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 02:15:09 PM »
Any prayer here would be appreciated! :)

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Re: No prayer life( pray for me)
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 02:17:57 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: No prayer life( pray for me)
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2012, 04:01:17 PM »
People may pray for you, but you do not need long hours to pray. Pray yourself. It takes no time. Say, "Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me." Bab--it takes two seconds. Then repeat. Say it as you are going to and from work. Say it when you get up in the morning. Say it wen you go to bed. This little bit of effort that you make will be very helpful to you even--if I may say so--more helpful than the prayers of others. For, while you may benefit from them (and they benefit themselves praying for you if they pray with love), our spiritual life requires our own effort. Even though this effort is weak, and practically nothing, since we can't do anything without God's assistance. We still need to pray ourselves. God be with you on your quest.
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Re: No prayer life( pray for me)
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2012, 05:17:49 PM »
Lord have mercy.

I'm quite in a similar boat myself. I have been busy with a lot of things for the past few weeks and in my constant bouts and struggles, I'm having difficulty in prayer myself.

God help us both.
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Re: No prayer life( pray for me)
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2012, 11:37:44 PM »
Lord have mercy on Walter and GTA.
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Re: No prayer life( pray for me)
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2012, 12:02:35 AM »
Lord, have mercy on walter1234 and GTAsoldier.