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Offline calligraphqueen

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prayer for struggling mom
« on: April 13, 2006, 07:17:38 PM »
Dear all,

I came here because I am a relatively new convert, at just about 2 years.
I have to admit I am really, truly struggling.  I am a busy mom with 7 children, and husband with sleep apnea. One of children is special needs and her issues are about to wipe us out financially- even though my dh makes a modest income.  No parent can prepare for this sort of thing.  I am alone and struggling, we don't have a full time priest and our parish is very very aged.
How can I not be discouraged?  Please say  a prayer that I find some peace and healing, and soon.  My kids need me.

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Re: prayer for struggling mom
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2006, 08:26:48 PM »
Lord, please help your servant find the peace which we pray for in the Liturgy!
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Re: prayer for struggling mom
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2006, 10:16:46 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: prayer for struggling mom
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2006, 11:34:53 PM »
Lord, have mercy on this struggling Mother.

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Re: prayer for struggling mom
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2006, 12:33:52 AM »
St. Juliana Lazarevo, pray to Christ our God for His handmaiden, for you, as a pious housewife, know all her afflictions.
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Re: prayer for struggling mom
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2006, 03:08:35 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: prayer for struggling mom
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2006, 08:43:03 AM »
I will keep you in my prayers!

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Re: prayer for struggling mom
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2006, 04:18:02 PM »
may God give you His peace and show you His mercy!

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Re: prayer for struggling mom
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2006, 08:14:39 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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