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Offline mcarmichael

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A prayer for an erring brother
« on: November 18, 2016, 07:44:48 PM »
I find this: that if the little red prayerbook is missing one essential prayer, that it is a prayer for an erring brother.

Does anyone have a go-to ?

Or is it to discourage us from becoming pre-programmed, something like that?
"Now, don't allow yourself to be fatigued beyond your powers; there's a amiable bein'.
Consider what you owe to society, and don't let yourself be injured by too much work.
For the sake o' your feller-creeturs, keep yourself as quiet as you can; only think what a loss you would be!"
- The very memorable words of Samuel Veller

"Mouth make trouble, mouth make no trouble." - Sun Tzu

"Physician, heal thyself." - Ancient proverb

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Re: A prayer for an erring brother
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 10:59:15 AM »
Take another look at page 18: A PRAYER (of parents for their children and) FOR RELATIVES AND FRIENDS

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Re: A prayer for an erring brother
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 03:31:17 PM »
This is a prayer from the Old Rite:


To pray for someone more diligently:

Save, O Lord, and have mercy on Thy servant(s) ________, [bow]

Deliver him (her, them) from every tribulation, wrath and need [bow],

From every sickness of soul and body, [bow]

Forgive him (her, them) every transgression, voluntary and involuntary, [bow]

And do whatever is profitable for our souls. [bow].

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Re: A prayer for an erring brother
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 04:40:56 PM »
It occurred to me that perhaps I might say the Jesus Prayer for an erring brother.

"Oh Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon my brother/sister/father/son/friend/enemy [Name], a sinner."

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« Last Edit: May 22, 2017, 06:20:57 PM by mcarmichael »
"Now, don't allow yourself to be fatigued beyond your powers; there's a amiable bein'.
Consider what you owe to society, and don't let yourself be injured by too much work.
For the sake o' your feller-creeturs, keep yourself as quiet as you can; only think what a loss you would be!"
- The very memorable words of Samuel Veller

"Mouth make trouble, mouth make no trouble." - Sun Tzu

"Physician, heal thyself." - Ancient proverb

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Re: A prayer for an erring brother
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2017, 12:59:12 AM »
I dunno. I did it twice today, and neither experience seemed horrible. I wasn't struck by lightning, if that still means anything.

Once for an individual, once for a colleague and his household. In the second case I actually did use the phraseology, "sinners all". They've been going through what would seem to be a bit of a rough patch, plus all of his kids are "of age", so, he definitely could use it, I think. :D
"Now, don't allow yourself to be fatigued beyond your powers; there's a amiable bein'.
Consider what you owe to society, and don't let yourself be injured by too much work.
For the sake o' your feller-creeturs, keep yourself as quiet as you can; only think what a loss you would be!"
- The very memorable words of Samuel Veller

"Mouth make trouble, mouth make no trouble." - Sun Tzu

"Physician, heal thyself." - Ancient proverb

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Re: A prayer for an erring brother
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2017, 12:48:21 PM »

...be sure you don't only pray for other sinners, but, for yourself, a sinner, as well.

Don't overly focus on what others are doing wrong.  Pray instead for their well-being, that the Lord help them through their difficulties, grant them strength and good health.

I just have an issue with labeling other people as "sinners"....with the chance of missing out that we, ourselves, are sinners....and probably worse sinners than those we are labeling as sinners.
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.
—St. Isaac of Syria