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St. Augustine of Hippo pray for me!

« on: January 11, 2013, 03:29:12 AM »

Please pray for me that my family--at least my siblings someday--will convert to Orthodoxy. After reading more and more of the Patristics and Scriptures, I feel somewhat more frightened and worried for their salvation. My parents--as kind and humble as they may be--really have no discerning skills at all in regards to religion. They will oftentimes put themselves in the presence of "Christians" with really odd beliefs--such as "Church of Christ"ers, Baptists and some really bizarre Evangelicals. I think it's due to "Church-hopping" and my father being influenced by some weirdos at his drug recovery programs who invite him to heretical Churches.

Please pray for their salvation and coming to the Orthodox Church someday--and that if the toll houses are real, they'll be able to pass them.

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 03:38:05 AM »

Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 02:17:47 PM »

Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 08:51:09 PM »

Lord, have mercy on JamesR's family.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 01:09:38 AM »

Lord have mercy.

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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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 05:30:04 PM »

Lord have mercy.

Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (2 Cor 2:6)
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Lord have mercy on us

« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2013, 09:35:37 PM »

Lord have mercy

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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2013, 08:36:45 AM »

That's very positive you're worried about the salvation of the closest people to you and I know it's very difficult not only because of the problem of their salvation, but also because you can't practice Orthodoxy easily.

So, if I can give any advice, don't try to indoctrinate, not by force. Just give them sometimes a spiritual article, explain why you do something (connected with Orthodoxy), be a "walking advertisement" of Orthodoxy by being a good Orthodox Christian. And of course pray for your family.

I'm adding my humble prayers. Lord have mercy!

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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2013, 11:19:20 AM »

Lord have mercy!

To God be the Glory in all things! Amen!

Only pray for me, that God would give me both inward and outward strength, that I may not only speak, but truly will; and that I may not merely be called a Christian, but really be found to be one. St.Ignatius of Antioch.Epistle to the Romans.
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