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I could use some prayer
« on: August 22, 2013, 12:12:04 PM »
I have been going through some mental struggles lately and fighting depression which has been a lifelong fight for me.  Any prayers would be much appreciated.
God bless!

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Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2013, 12:38:45 PM »
Holy God Holy Might Holy Immortal have mercy on us. X3

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me - a sinner.

Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us.
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Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 12:40:47 PM »

Lord, have mercy!

Remember, God is greater and stronger than any of the things that are getting you down.

Praying you find relief, peace of mind, and happiness.
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Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 02:02:06 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2013, 03:45:00 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2013, 06:19:46 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2013, 06:58:20 PM »
God be with you.

Orthodox Prayer against Depression: Prayer to the Mother of God
O my beloved Queen, my hope, O Mother of God, protector of orphans and protector of those who are hurt, the saviour of those who perish, and the consolation of all who are in distress: Thou seest my misery, thou seeset my sorrow and my loneliness. Help me; I am powerless. Give me strength. Thou knowest what I suffer, thou knowest my grief. Lend me thy hand, for who else can be my hope but thee, my protector and my intercessor before God? I have sinned before thee and before all people. Be thou my Mother, my consoler, my helper. Protect me and save me; chase grief away from me; chase away my lowness of heart and my despondency. Help me, O Mother of my God! (source: http://www.saintgregoryoutreach.org/2012/02/orthodox-prayer-against-depression.html)

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Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2013, 09:03:05 PM »
Lord, have mercy on TheTrisagion.

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Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2013, 09:07:49 PM »
I have been going through some mental struggles lately and fighting depression which has been a lifelong fight for me.  Any prayers would be much appreciated.

Lord have mercy.

I hope you do not have Lyme disease, which can cause fatigue and symptoms which mimic depression.
Several of my friends have recently been diagnosed with it. I am going to get checked out tomorrow.
Please pray for me too.
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The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2013, 11:18:23 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2013, 12:08:26 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2013, 06:39:44 PM »
Lord have mercy on you!

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Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2013, 06:53:20 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2013, 08:42:08 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2013, 10:10:27 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2013, 11:01:17 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2013, 05:06:12 PM »
Lord have mercy!

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Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2013, 06:09:51 PM »
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me - a sinner.
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Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2013, 10:54:47 AM »
Lord, have mercy!