Author Topic: I could use some prayer  (Read 774 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline TheTrisagion

  • The cat is back and its better than ever!
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 11,454
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian
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.
Quote from: Mor Ephrem
Why can't you just take your spiritual edification like a man? 

Offline WPM

  • Revolutionary Writer
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,989
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.

Offline LizaSymonenko

  • Слава Ісусу Христу!!! Glory to Jesus Christ!!!
  • Global Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • ******
  • Posts: 13,904
    • St.Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A.
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.
Conquer evil men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. With the afflicted be afflicted in mind. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.
—St. Isaac of Syria

Offline biro

  • Excelsior
  • Site Supporter
  • Hoplitarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 16,130
  • Leave me alone, I was only singing
    • Alaska Volcanoes
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: GOAA
Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 02:02:06 PM »
Lord have mercy.

St. Raphael, pray for us.
He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will have no end.

--

And if I seem a little strange, well, that's because I am

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,761
Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2013, 03:45:00 PM »
Lord have mercy!
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky

Offline SolEX01

  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,275
    • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Metropolis of New Jersey
Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2013, 06:19:46 PM »
Lord have mercy.

Offline Shanghaiski

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,978
  • Holy Trinity Church of Gergeti, Georgia
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)

Quote from: GabrieltheCelt
If you spend long enough on this forum, you'll come away with all sorts of weird, untrue ideas of Orthodox Christianity.
Quote from: orthonorm
I would suggest most persons in general avoid any question beginning with why.

Offline marigold

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,342
  • Faith: Greek Orthodox
Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2013, 09:03:05 PM »
Lord, have mercy on TheTrisagion.

Offline Maria

  • Orthodox Christian
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 11,186
  • O most Holy Theotokos, save us.
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: GOC
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.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2013, 09:08:21 PM by Maria »
Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός
Ἅγιος ἰσχυρός
Ἅγιος ἀθάνατος
ἐλέησον ἡμας

Offline Maximum Bob

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,060
  • Personal Text? We can have personal text?
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian
Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2013, 11:18:23 PM »
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.

Offline Papist

  • Patriarch of Pontification
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,782
  • Praying for the Christians in Iraq
Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2013, 12:08:26 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
You are right. I apologize for having sacked Constantinople. I really need to stop doing that.

Offline Gayle

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 237
Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2013, 06:39:44 PM »
Lord have mercy on you!

Offline Fr. George

  • formerly "Cleveland"
  • Administrator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *******
  • Posts: 20,215
  • May the Lord bless you and keep you always!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2013, 06:53:20 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

Offline Maria

  • Orthodox Christian
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 11,186
  • O most Holy Theotokos, save us.
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: GOC
Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2013, 08:42:08 PM »
Lord have mercy.

Any updates?
Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός
Ἅγιος ἰσχυρός
Ἅγιος ἀθάνατος
ἐλέησον ἡμας

Offline GabrieltheCelt

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,014
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox OCA
Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2013, 10:10:27 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
"The Scots-Irish; Brewed in Scotland, bottled in Ireland, uncorked in America."  ~Scots-Irish saying

Offline xOrthodox4Christx

  • Partisan Pro-Chalcedonian Fanatic
  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 5,112
  • St. John the Merciful
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: OCA
Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2013, 11:01:17 PM »
Lord have mercy.
Not everything I type or have typed in the past is reflective of the teaching of the Orthodox Church, or may not reflect my contemporary views on a subject. (4/6/2015)

Glory to Jesus Christ!

قدوس لله قدوس القوي قدوس الذي لا يموت ارحمنا

Offline peteprint

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 706
Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2013, 05:06:12 PM »
Lord have mercy!

Offline WPM

  • Revolutionary Writer
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,989
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.

Online Cyrillic

  • Arbiter Elegantiarum
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 10,825
  • Cyrillico est edere orbem universum
Re: I could use some prayer
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2013, 10:54:47 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

"April is the cruellest month, breeding
lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
memory and desire, stirring
dull roots with spring rain."
-T.S. Eliot