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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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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.

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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.
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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
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2013, 10:18:24 PM »
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!
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.
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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.

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

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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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Re: Prayers for Coping
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2013, 12:04:06 AM »
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!
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6