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Offline newtoorthodoxy

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Prayers for Coping
« on: October 20, 2013, 03:53:47 AM »
I'm a living train wreck.  I won't go into details or the specific things I'm struggling to cope with, but let's just say the world changed and I didn't change with it.  Every day is a new experience in terror.  I'm coping badly.  I need strength, patience, and understanding, and I have all but three of those things.  Prayers would be greatly appreciated.
Some of my questions might appear patently stupid to those well-versed in Orthodoxy, but I'm brand new, having no background in the faith.  Please grant me a great deal of patience and consideration as I learn the basics.

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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013, 04:03:10 AM »
O Son of the Living God, have mercy on your servant!
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[Ecclesiastics] conspired against him because they hated his teaching for its zealous emphasis on proper Christian conduct: with great courage he denounced all whom he saw behaving in an ungodly fashion... [As such] he was deprived of his priestly rank, bound in iron chains, and broken down in jails.

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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013, 07:38:57 AM »
Lord, have mercy on newtoorthodoxy.

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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2013, 09:08:34 AM »
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me.

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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2013, 09:50:07 AM »
To thee, O Most Holy Mother of the Word Incarnate, I cry, O thou mother of God made flesh. Pray for me, a wretched member of this world, that I may find happiness in this world and in the next.
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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2013, 10:24:21 AM »
May God have mercy on you. Pray for me also as I often feel the same way. Keep fighting the good fight.
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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2013, 11:25:20 AM »
Lord, Physician of our souls, have mercy.
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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2013, 12:54:29 PM »
Lord have mercy.

St. Raphael, pray for us.
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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2013, 01:12:31 PM »
Thank you all very very much. 
Some of my questions might appear patently stupid to those well-versed in Orthodoxy, but I'm brand new, having no background in the faith.  Please grant me a great deal of patience and consideration as I learn the basics.

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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2013, 03:04:57 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2013, 04:09:42 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2013, 01:10:57 PM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant.
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.

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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2013, 01:19:16 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
You are right. I apologize for having sacked Constantinople. I really need to stop doing that.

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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2013, 01:20:21 PM »
Lord have mercy on your servant and protect her.
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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2013, 10:52:00 PM »
Lord have mercy

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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2013, 11:15:24 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2013, 11:34:11 PM »
Lord have Mercy. Saint Irene Chrysovalantou, please pray for your servants.

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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2013, 10:19:43 AM »
Lord, have mercy.  Lady Theotokos and St. Mary of Egypt, pray for us.
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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2013, 02:41:52 PM »

Lord, have mercy, ease your burden, and grant you peace.
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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2013, 01:19:02 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2013, 10:05:04 PM »
I'm having another one of those nights where I want to lay down and not wake up.  Please keep praying for me.
Some of my questions might appear patently stupid to those well-versed in Orthodoxy, but I'm brand new, having no background in the faith.  Please grant me a great deal of patience and consideration as I learn the basics.

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Re: Prayers for Coping
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Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2013, 11:56:54 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2013, 04:56:01 PM »

Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2013, 05:02:32 PM »
I'm having another one of those nights where I want to lay down and not wake up.  Please keep praying for me.

Lord have mercy.

Do you have a Christian counselor?

Better yet, open Galatians, and read that epistle by St. Paul.

St. Paul, intercede to God for us.
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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2013, 11:08:36 PM »
I'm having another one of those nights where I want to lay down and not wake up.  Please keep praying for me.

Lord have mercy!
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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2013, 11:54:08 PM »
Continued prayers. 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.

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Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2013, 01:14:41 AM »
I'm having another one of those nights where I want to lay down and not wake up.  Please keep praying for me.

Lord, have mercy!
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