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Offline alexsonofmatthew

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Prayer Help
« on: May 10, 2013, 07:31:11 AM »
Help I have recently come back to Jesus Christ and I am having trouble praying...
I feel that when I am praying I am just "talking to myself" and I feel somewhat stupid. Has anyone else experienced this? Advice?




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Re: Prayer Help
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013, 07:41:12 AM »
Do you have a prayer book? If not, I would advice you to buy one. It is a good help, when you are starting to pray. Also, it is a good idea to try to keep your mind on the words you are saying.

I think most people have been in the same situation.
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Re: Prayer Help
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2013, 07:45:46 AM »
Do you have a prayer book? If not, I would advice you to buy one. It is a good help, when you are starting to pray. Also, it is a good idea to try to keep your mind on the words you are saying.

I think most people have been in the same situation.

I thought maybe something might be wrong with me. Thank you :)
I have ordered a copy of the Jordanville Orthodox prayer book. Is that a decent one ?
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Re: Prayer Help
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 08:02:21 AM »
It's quite popular, so I take it it's helpful to a lot of people. :)
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Re: Prayer Help
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2013, 08:46:18 PM »
Lord, have mercy on alexsonofmatthew, and hear his prayers.

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Re: Prayer Help
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2013, 12:23:44 AM »
Lord, strengthen and give courage to your servant alexsonofmatthew.

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Re: Prayer Help
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2013, 12:31:10 AM »
Lord, have mercy on alexsonofmatthew.

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Re: Prayer Help
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2013, 08:34:00 AM »
Thank you :-)

I have a question. What does prayer mean to you ?

How many times a day should we pray ?

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Re: Prayer Help
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2013, 08:46:53 AM »
The aim is never-ending prayer. :) Prayer doesn't employ just words.

Practically, a good balance would be setting some time aside for prayer every morning and night, to frame the day, as well as before and after meals. But no time or occasion is inappropriate for prayer.
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Re: Prayer Help
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2013, 12:58:20 AM »
Hello alexsonofmatthew.

I have felt the same way in the past, What I like to do is I pray using my prayer book in front of an Icon and burn a small candle, I also dont want to hear anything in the background so any TV's, computers (noise from the fan etc) I like to turn it all off and pray, it has been covered before but dont just read the words but try to understand it. I would recommend reading it during the day and get use to it and if you have any questions just ask.


I have a question. What does prayer mean to you ?


To me, prayer is something relaxing, something spiritual, when I feel no one else can hear me or care I say a prayer and honestly it makes me feel like there is nothing in this world I cannot do.


How many times a day should we pray ?


I pray in the morning when I wake up, I say a quick prayer before I am about to start my shift at work also before and after lunch and at the evening. I know this might sound weird to some (not to the people on this forum) but I a quick prayer when I come home from work or an outing. (not so much a prayer but a thanks for what I have)

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