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Prayers for a Monk
« on: November 05, 2013, 05:59:39 PM »
I recently found out that a good friend of mine, Brother Michael of Holy Resurrection Monastery at St. Nazianz has become increasingly more ill, and will have to leave the monastery and go home, he is so incapacitated. I ask for your prayers for him. 
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Re: Prayers for a Monk
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 06:11:46 PM »
Definitely.  Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Prayers for a Monk
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 07:58:08 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Brother Michael.

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Re: Prayers for a Monk
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2013, 08:14:57 PM »

Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Prayers for a Monk
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2013, 08:16:10 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Brother Michael.

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Re: Prayers for a Monk
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2013, 08:30:53 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Prayers for a Monk
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2013, 02:24:40 AM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for a Monk
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2013, 12:46:05 PM »
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

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Re: Prayers for a Monk
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2013, 01:47:50 PM »
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me - a sinner.