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Offline mez1

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Prayer and grace
« on: November 15, 2005, 02:35:25 AM »
I am interested in orthodoxy, but I have trouble believing that there is a God. I find orthodoxy rich in beauty. Its theology, even from a skeptical point of view, is captivating. The history and accomplishments as a religion are impressive.

Still, I don’t know if there is a God. Could some person pray for me? That I might find Grace and realize it… for what it is?


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Re: Prayer and grace
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2005, 03:00:53 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Prayer and grace
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2005, 07:29:07 AM »
The Unproven by Siegfried Sassoon

Looking at Life, some unbelieved-in angels
  ÃƒÆ’‚  ÃƒÆ’‚ Asked one another when
Science would overhear them and encourage
  ÃƒÆ’‚  ÃƒÆ’‚ Their ministries to men.

Listening outside Eternity for knowledge
  ÃƒÆ’‚  ÃƒÆ’‚ And divination of Death
Stood Science. Hushed was Heaven; and all those angels
  ÃƒÆ’‚  ÃƒÆ’‚ Still hopeful, held their breath.

In my prayers,
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Re: Prayer and grace
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2005, 09:34:23 AM »
Your honesty is refreshing

 Through the prayers of the Holy Fathers and the all venerable Theotokos. May the Lord Have Mercy on you.
Save us o' Son of God, who art risen from the dead, as we sing to thee Alleluia!

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Re: Prayer and grace
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2005, 10:44:55 AM »
Prayers for you that God may be revealed and that you pray to Him yourself...even if you do not believe.
Lord have mercy on Marty.                          Juliana

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Re: Prayer and grace
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2005, 10:47:12 PM »
Lord have mercy!

Periods of doubt like this often result in an even stronger faith and knowledge of God in your life, once you emerge from this time. You have my prayers, and please keep in touch!
"As the sparrow flees from a hawk, so the man seeking humility flees from an argument". St John Climacus

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Re: Prayer and grace
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2005, 08:36:10 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Prayer and grace
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2005, 04:57:01 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death, nor mourning nor crying nor suffering, for the old order of things has passed away."

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Re: Prayer and grace
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2005, 06:39:28 PM »
Prayers for you. Your sincerity will pay off.