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Quit Smoking
« on: August 30, 2013, 06:04:05 PM »
Please pray for me as a I get ready to quit smoking for good. Thanks!

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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 06:07:35 PM »
The Lord grant you strength.
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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 06:10:23 PM »
Lord have mercy.

This is good news.
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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 06:44:18 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2013, 08:25:51 PM »
Lord have mercy!

Of all the things my father had the internal strength to stop on his own, cigarettes was the one thing he never could put away.

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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2013, 09:00:49 PM »
Do it. I did. My mom didn't. She's dead. Pancreatic cancer (smoking is the #1 cause). My dad didn't. He is almost dead. Throat and lung cancer. All because of smoking. You can and will quit!

May God give you strength to forever be done with the "wicked weed".
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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2013, 09:22:18 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2013, 06:44:35 AM »
Lord, have mercy on WPM, and grant him strength and diligence in this endeavour.

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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2013, 07:48:55 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
At nunc desertis cessant sacraria lucis:
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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2013, 03:52:41 PM »
I'm not going to quit right now but sometime in the near future.

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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2013, 05:07:00 PM »
I'm not going to quit right now but sometime in the near future.

Lord have mercy.

I was able to quit years ago, but it wasn't easy. Best of luck to you.
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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2013, 05:35:15 PM »
I'm not going to quit right now but sometime in the near future.

Stop postponing it. You could get seriously ill.
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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2013, 05:44:33 PM »
I'm not going to quit right now but sometime in the near future.

Start tomorrow. New year, new you.
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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2013, 06:23:08 PM »
Lord grant you strength!

I say the best time to do it is when there is no imminent long fasting period, because you will begin to get food cravings to satisfy your need for the cigarette. Might as well be able to give in to that rather than the cigarette. Good luck! My father dropped his cigarette one day and said never again. He never again smoked.
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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2013, 06:58:24 PM »
I'm not going to quit right now but sometime in the near future.

Procrastination is the devil's tool.

Today is the day of salvation. Do it today starting with Great Vespers.

Know that I am praying for you.

Lord have mercy.
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
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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2013, 07:42:54 PM »
Lord have mercy on WPM.
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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2013, 07:47:01 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2013, 09:41:48 PM »
My re-commitment to quit smoking starts tomorrow

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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2013, 11:34:43 PM »
Continued prayers, Lord have mercy.
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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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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2013, 11:35:33 PM »
Good luck!
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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2013, 05:35:34 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2013, 07:24:26 AM »
Lord have mercy!

Ορφέας Περίδης - The Cigarettes

Αχ ψυχή μου φαντασμένη
και κορμί μου μοναχό,
αν εγώ δε σας παντρέψω
σαν τσιγάρο να καώ!

Oh, my vain soul
and lonely body,
if I don't marry you,
may I burn like a cigarette!

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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2013, 08:52:04 AM »
Lord Have Mercy Lord Have Mercy Lord Have Mercy
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Re: Quit Smoking
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2013, 08:30:41 PM »
My re-commitment to quit smoking starts tomorrow

Lord have mercy and grant Wesley health and salvation.
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.