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Discussion in 'Prayer requests' started by PotatoSack, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. grimisocks

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    Kathy, if you knew the comfort I gained through that sentence of yours....
    Yes, I am in a privileged position (as we all are) in that I've recognised the need to turn to Jesus. I know now the power of prayer & the power of cultivating a personal relationship with Him. However, more things are expected from the few who know Him than the many that don't. So, I cannot luxuriate in self praise but I need to strive for a deeper, fulfilling knowledge of my faith...
    Thank you Kathy...
     
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  2. grimisocks

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    Indeed it is painful. But like the old gym adage "no pain, no gain", I can expect nothing if I don't put in the effort to become a leaner, meaner spiritually filled fighting machine:D. I've thought about consecrating myself to Mary so the recent news here in Ireland should spur me on.

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    I have also thought about your pilgrimage idea. I will talk with some people in my prayer group regarding a trip to Knock shrine. I suppose I have a deeper purpose to visit Mary there now.

    Potatosack, sometimes your posts fill me with a want to wrap my arms around you and tell you everything will turn out ok. Your journey in terms of your own concerns & issues jump out from the page at me. I'm sure I'm not the only one who will say that. So, to take the time to try to sooth me while you are embroiled in your own Gethsemane is the very nature of Catholicism.
    I am humbled by your concern :love:
     
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  3. grimisocks

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    Isn't that the nub of most of our posts? We try to impress our own thoughts, ideas, aspirations in the hope that it may find a home in the deepest recesses of minds that are yearning for answers. But all along, we're trying to talk to ourselves, to reaffirm our own beliefs, to comfort oneself.
    I go to adoration Picadillo, but I need the discipline to commit to the hour. I tend to look at my watch after 15 minutes. I'll try, I promise.
    Thank you Picadillo...
     
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  4. grimisocks

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    Thank you for your reply & thoughts Mary Ann. I'll read that link soon. I'm addicted to Facebook, newspaper/current affairs sites. But I will read it, I promise.
     
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  5. grimisocks

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    Oh Padraig!! You are an absolute gem of a man! I've thanked you for your concern for me on another thread so I won't overdo it here:D. However, it needs to be said. You are to many here a kind of spiritual director. So profound are your words that they bathe the reader in a spiritual pond.....like I said, I won't go overboard with my thanks;):D
     
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  6. padraig

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    Thanks for your won kindness. I'm still praying you get your work

    It is may seem complete mystery why sometimes God appears not to answer prayers. But He always does answer prayers..we have His promise in Scripture...just maybe not in the way we want. :)

    But we can be sure if He does not seem to have given us what we asked it is only because He is planning to give us something a lot better.

    We can trust in His love. We can always trust in His love and be iron sure He does not break His Word, the world itself would break first.
    1 John 5:14-15

    And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him

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  7. picadillo

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    Grimisocks,

    I also look at my phone/clock after 15 minutes. Right now life is very difficult for me/all of us. Mark Mallett sums it up perfectly for me, "Is God silent". I wish I had his faith, but if he is being put to the test who am I ?
     
  8. Mario

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    I know this is off topic, but this reminds me of a fight Geralyn and I had in our first year of marriage. I went to bed angry and had rolled over facing away from my wife who wanted to set things right. When I refused to talk to her, Geralyn climbed out of bed, grabbed a Bible and started beating me on the head with it, as she kept repeating, "Don't let the sun set on your anger!" It was a very unique way to get my attention! :LOL::LOL:

    Safe in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary!
     
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  9. picadillo

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    Mario,

    What if your wife betrays you and puts you in the doghouse, for the last nine years? What do you do with the anger that you develop?
     
  10. Mac

    Mac Guest

    You offer it up, and become a saint. But that would indeed be a heavy cross.
     
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  11. HOPE

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    Picadillo, you have to surrender all your anger to Jesus and Mary, it has to be total surrender and trust in God, it's purification, sounds easy, but it's hard to understand that's that is what God is calling you to do.
     
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  12. picadillo

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    Thanks Mac and Hope. That is what I've been trying to do, but I can't take much more. It is said God won't give you any more than you can handle, I am beginning to question that.
     
  13. Mac

    Mac Guest

    Awful situation. And since Im not in it ,I cant really offer advice, be assured of our family rosary tonight.
     
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  14. padraig

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    Mac is so write remembering you at mass this morning ,Paul and through the day.

    I can't help adding one thing though. I have noticed with grace, that often in my own life God has left me to go kind of right to the wire before responding dramatically. Why does He do this? I suppose so His power might shine through even more in my weakness. So it might be clear to me..and others that it is indeed a work of grace and not human effort. Even if this means lying flat out on the floorboards in a flood of tears begging Him to intervene.
    So much so that I often wonder if He does not hear us most clearly when He appears to be silent.

    2 Corinthians 12:9

    “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”


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  15. picadillo

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    Padraig,

    I keep waiting for exactly what you said. Maybe as soon as I give up it will happen.
     
  16. "Quis ut Deus"

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    Paul no person! can help your pain, only Jesus can help..what we are here for is to be your Simon and help you carry your cross bur remember we are all special Simon's we want to help you with your load the first Simon was forced to...YOU ARE NOT ALONE....:love:

     
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  17. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Profound mystery of God's grace, that we must give up before God can give in.
     
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  18. PotatoSack

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    I can very much relate to your last sentence in your post. I used to get angry that God was asking me to handle so much. I don't get angry about it anymore (I think because I am so worn out over it or beaten to submission in a way...I'm too worn out over my cross to be angry anymore). But I do say often, and even just a few days ago..."God, you ask a lot of me...so much so, I am astounded". But when he asks a lot of us, you can bet that is also when the most grace is available to us. I know you want a better answer than offering it up...but sometimes that's all you can do.

    Maybe also you can try this to simmer the anger inside you. When I was having a hard time forgiving someone...in fact, I didn't even want to forgive...I did the following and it helped a lot. One time per day I simply stated to God that I didn't want to forgive so please bring me to the point where I want to forgive. and then I'd say an Our Father and Hail Mary. Just this simple daily act did bring me to the point where I wanted to forgive. Then I did the same, asking God to help me forgive until the knots in my stomach were gone whenever I thought of the situation that needed forgiving and I knew I had forgiven. Maybe you can ask God in a similar way to help you remove the anger. Just a thought, but I'm not in your shoes, so I'm not sure it will help.
     
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  19. PotatoSack

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    Thanks for your lovely response Grimi. all of your responses to posts were lovely. I hope I didn't go over the top with my post, but I so, so, so don't want you to experience what I am experiencing, so I put down what seems to have helped me the most. I wish I had consecrated myself to Mary when this whole ordeal began. It might have shortened it, because I believe Mary exposed to me what I believe Jesus wanted to correct in my life by way of this cross. I even had several locutions from her during the process (just brief sentences, both of correction and consolation). I'm not saying this will happen to you, but she will give you whatever guidance is necessary for your situation. You can't go wrong with consecrating yourself and you will never regret it.

    Adoration was very important for me during my angry period although I didn't realize it at the time. It was the only thing I was faithfully doing as I even stopped praying for a time. I only went for the hour of adoration because I signed up for it and didn't want to be inconsiderate to my fellow adorers. As soon as I walked in I couldn't wait to leave and only stayed because I had signed up for the hour. I didn't pray but just sat there stewing with anger and staring at Jesus. I think it was like a pissing contest or clash of wills. I kept telling Him (not even asking) to throw me a bone...I'm dying over here...do something to help me out. Thankfully now I'm in a better place, but adoration kept my foot in the door I think, as I might have walked away from my faith without it.

    Lastly...sorry, this post is getting long again :D ask Jesus to speak directly to you in some way. Since the Bible is over my head for the most part, I asked Him to speak to me through the hymn book in adoration. I would randomly open the book in adoration. Not once but twice I opened it to "Be Still My Soul" and again not once but twice I opened it to "How Firm a Foundation", which both spoke to me about crosses and purification. On back to back weeks it was hymns about fasting (40 Days followed the next week by The Glory of these 40 Days). Lately the hymns seem to be indicating I am getting closer to the end of my cross, as I opened to "A Closer Walk with Thee" and when I opened liturgy book (on a whim instead of the hymn book), it was the Easter morning reading, which gave me much hope my passion will be over soon. This is the way Jesus talks directly to me, so I suggest you try to find a way to hear from Jesus more directly. It is very helpful for me.
     
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  20. I once went into the chapel in the local hospital. No one was there. I knelt down before the tabernacle and started talking and crying and then really getting mad. I was just bawling and angry...I felt I had to say outloud what I felt inside. Then I casually looked around and there in the corner of the room was a camera....watching me....:eek:

    I seriously looked at the tabernacle and then burst out laughing. I felt better tho. And God was laughing as much as I was. I'm sure of it. I apologized and thanked him for loving me anyway...;) :love:

    I'm praying for all of you!
     
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