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Offline Marjorie

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Please pray for me-- entering the Church!
« on: April 23, 2005, 12:40:56 AM »
Please, please, please pray for me as TODAY I will be an Orthodox Christian and receive the sacraments of baptism, chrismation, and the Holy Eucharist. I can hardly believe it as I type it! I feel unready and unworthy. Please pray for me; I am so nervous! But how good God is!

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The unworthy catechumen Marjorie
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Re: Please pray for me-- entering the Church!
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2005, 01:19:23 AM »
Prayers, to be sure, for one of my most favorite forum members.

Demetri
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Re: Please pray for me-- entering the Church!
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2005, 01:36:20 AM »
Marjorie,
It is you who should pray for me! "This day is salvation come to this house".
I will pray for you and ask that you include the sinner, George, in your prayers during the first seven days of wearing you baptisimal robe.

George Australia
« Last Edit: April 23, 2005, 01:37:00 AM by ozgeorge »
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Re: Please pray for me-- entering the Church!
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2005, 06:33:02 AM »
Marjorie,
It is you who should pray for me! "This day is salvation come to this house".
I will pray for you and ask that you include the sinner, George, in your prayers during the first seven days of wearing you baptisimal robe.

George Australia

I absolute agree with brother ozgeorge.

Sister Marjorie, I pray that may God place me and everyone with you in spirit.

Sister Marjorie,
you have fear and Heavens have celebration
you feel unworthy and unready and Heavens welcome you
you can not believe it as reality and created reality itself passes away in meeting with the Uncreated
you feel nervous and Peace is embracing you

Sister Marjorie, my heart is with you, not for being with a newborn to be "Christian Person" but for being with Marjore, the whole person that you was already, that today is to be born into the Uncreated reality of the Life of the Persons of Trinity. I wish that this “today” lasts for ever.  
« Last Edit: April 23, 2005, 07:08:00 AM by lpap »
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Offline eleni

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Re: Please pray for me-- entering the Church!
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2005, 08:42:33 AM »
prayer on entering an Orthodox church...

I got this from an Orthodox web site...

I will come into Your house in the greatness of Your mercy: and in fear I will worship toward Your holy temple.
 Lead me,
 O Lord,
 in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way straight before me,
 that with a clear mind I may glorify You forever,
 One Divine Power worshiped in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.


Your struggles  are now beginning as an Orthodox Christian...(I remember this by Fr Vladimer the Priest who babtised my daughter...
please pray for me a sinner
helen....
A Prudent man foresees evil and hides himself;
The simple pass on and are punished.
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Re: Please pray for me-- entering the Church!
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2005, 09:07:07 AM »
Marjorie,
I am praying for this day to be etched forever in your mind and heart! May God's- presence Father, Son and Holy Spirit bless you beyond what you could ask or even think!
In Christ,
Desertrose
O Lord, baptize me with love,
Jesus teach me gentleness
Gracious Master remove my fear.
Holy Spirit reveal my sin.
Lord Jesus, help me feel loved.

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Re: Please pray for me-- entering the Church!
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2005, 01:24:44 PM »
Lord, have mercy (and, by the time of this writing, welcome!).
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Re: Please pray for me-- entering the Church!
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2005, 05:33:59 PM »
Thank you all for your prayers and kind thoughts/words.

There will be much praying for you all.

I love being an Orthodox Christian! :D

Marjorie
"The land of God is wide and large enough to provide room for everyone if we are humans. If we act like brutes, then there will not be enough room even if there are only four of us."

- His Holiness Patriarch +PAVLE of Serbia