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Offline katerina

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prayers for conversion?
« on: June 16, 2013, 09:26:20 PM »
Are there any prayers that you can say for a friend or loved one that you hope will convert? Or saints you can pray to?

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Re: prayers for conversion?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 12:14:06 AM »
Saint Monica comes to mind.

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Re: prayers for conversion?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 01:31:48 AM »
Are there any prayers that you can say for a friend or loved one that you hope will convert? Or saints you can pray to?

The best prayer is the Divine Liturgy as our prayers join those of the Saints in Heaven. Pray the petitions (litanies) of the Divine Liturgy that all may come to know Christ.
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Re: prayers for conversion?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 01:09:26 PM »
The highest prayer is that all will eventually come to know Christ! We already know this, but we just don't know how each will receive Christ. Praying that people become specifically Orthodox in this life presumes that they want to and that people are in charge of destiny, yet only God truly converts. You can only try to help people see Christ, but you can't take it upon yourself to convert them or expect that they will convert. That being said, I am not saying you should not seek the intercession of saints.
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Offline katerina

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Re: prayers for conversion?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 06:34:45 PM »
Thank you! Not asking for the intercession of saints makes sense now..

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Re: prayers for conversion?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2013, 09:48:54 AM »
Thank you! Not asking for the intercession of saints makes sense now..

Asking the intercession of saints is definitely not telling them what to do, but rather asking them to help if it's God's will to help in that way.

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Re: prayers for conversion?
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2013, 01:18:59 PM »
Thank you! Not asking for the intercession of saints makes sense now..

Asking the intercession of saints just like asking our brothers and sisters on earth  to pray for us.Utimately, God listen all the prayers and is the one who helps us.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2013, 01:22:08 PM by walter1234 »

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Re: prayers for conversion?
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2013, 05:22:24 PM »
I finished the conversion process (about 2-3 yrs) ...