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Offline ContraMundum

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Prayers for Important Life Decision
« on: November 08, 2019, 08:00:07 AM »
If you all could say prayers for me, I would greatly appreciate it. I have an important decision to make here soon. I give a couple details, but I don't want to reveal too much as it seems strange to reveal so much on a internet forum.

Here's the essence. For some time, I've been thinking about whether I ought or ought to marry. It's been hitherto a very abstract question as there was no young woman in my orbit. Very recently, my situation has changed. Some weeks ago, I was at Christ the Savior here in Moscow where I prayed for a resolution to the question. Two days latter I meet a young, orthodox, woman. Essentially, she would be a perfect spouse and fits the bill of when Solomon says "the virtuous woman is the crown of her husband."

The problem is that I, a man of general indecision, have to make a move in some direction or the other. This young woman I can tell is already deeply in love with me and I care for her as well. But I'm tortured by this question. Praise God, because it is no doubt an answer to my prayer. If I can't bring myself to date and then marry this woman because of my desire to live a celibate life, then more than likely God hasn't called me to the married life.

Anyway, prayers are certainly coveted. You can pray for me under my baptismal name, John. If you have advice to, that is welcome. I'm seeking as much counsel as I can from people in my life. Thanks

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Re: Prayers for Important Life Decision
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 08:12:43 AM »
~ In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. ~

Offline Ainnir

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Re: Prayers for Important Life Decision
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 09:05:14 AM »
Lord, have mercy.



A reminder that the Prayer Forum is not for discussion or advice; it sounds like ContraMundum would welcome PMs, though. 
Thanks.  --Ainnir
« Last Edit: November 08, 2019, 09:05:21 AM by Ainnir »
Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no idea, so there‚Äôs that.

Pray for me, a sinner.

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Re: Prayers for Important Life Decision
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 09:08:34 AM »
Lord, grant guidance and wisdom to Your servant, John; and to Your handmaiden.

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Re: Prayers for Important Life Decision
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 10:02:08 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Prayers for Important Life Decision
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019, 06:13:33 PM »
Lord have mercy.