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Offline Sam G

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Spiritual Life in Ruins
« on: July 15, 2014, 01:01:22 AM »
I you could please pray for me. Since I started my new job about of month ago, my spiritual life has been in ruins. I've been struggling for nearly two months now, but since I started working this particular job things have really begun to spiral out of control to the point where I feel like I've hit rock bottom.

I want to turn back to God, but I'm beginning to feel hopeless.

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

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Re: Spiritual Life in Ruins
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 01:02:11 AM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Spiritual Life in Ruins
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2014, 01:04:33 AM »
Lord have mercy!

Try to see it as fire burning off dross, tempering steel.
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Re: Spiritual Life in Ruins
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014, 02:48:51 AM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant!

Remember who is Master, is something my experience would advise.
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Re: Spiritual Life in Ruins
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2014, 05:19:41 AM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Spiritual Life in Ruins
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014, 06:58:44 AM »
Lord have mercy.. I feel the same about the spiritual life (hopeless) especially after watching that movie "Vanilla Sky" consulting myself and remembering everything I investigated about spirituality.
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Re: Spiritual Life in Ruins
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2014, 08:39:24 AM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant Sam.
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Re: Spiritual Life in Ruins
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 07:41:22 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Sam G.

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Re: Spiritual Life in Ruins
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2014, 09:30:05 PM »
If your spiritual life was beyond repair, you wouldn't be on here requesting prayers.

Lord have mercy! May God bless you!


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Re: Spiritual Life in Ruins
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2014, 09:41:16 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Spiritual Life in Ruins
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2014, 09:42:40 PM »
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Re: Spiritual Life in Ruins
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2014, 02:14:52 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Spiritual Life in Ruins
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2014, 03:20:54 AM »
Pray the Canon to the Most Holy Theotokos. She is always swift to hear.

Know that I am praying for you.
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Re: Spiritual Life in Ruins
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2014, 06:54:19 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Spiritual Life in Ruins
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2014, 12:44:11 PM »
Lord have mercy!

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Re: Spiritual Life in Ruins
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2014, 11:25:08 PM »
Lord, have mercy on  Sam G.
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Re: Spiritual Life in Ruins
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2014, 04:42:22 PM »
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
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.