Prayer request please

Discussion in 'Prayer requests' started by Annie, Sep 9, 2020.

  1. Annie

    Annie Angels

    Hello all-I know I am still fairly new at posting but I was hoping to ask for your prayers. One thing I struggle with is depression, and have for quite some time. Much of this can be attributed to living with serious chronic illness that is often just manageable enough to work or see friends or family but is still debilitating. I am not terribly old yet (only early 30s- but a former student of mine reached out to ask for help with something at her new job and I couldn’t keep up with half of the new trends and strategies she was talking about with social media!) but I know I may never be the picture of health again and I’ve come to accept that. I try to offer it up for others in the hope that it makes some small difference in someone’s life.

    One thing I do notice, though, is that this depression affects my prayer and spiritual life, to the point where I feel I’ve little value to add to this world or that I’ve no real purpose in life, and I then struggle with keeping up any prayers or devotions. At times this is much worse than any sort of physical ailment, and I cannot discern what God wants of me or why nothing seems to quell this feeling. I would very much appreciate any prayers you have to spare :) Apologies if this comes across as complaining or over sharing but you are all so much more knowledgeable and are clearly powerful prayer warriors!
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  2. AED

    AED Powers

    Praying for you tonight Annie.
    I think illness sometimes saps our spiritual strength. I have certainly experienced this. In the throes of this, our desire to pray when we can barely form the thoughts is a prayer in and of itself. Our Mother Mary takes it all and purifies and sanctifies it. I am absolutely sure of this. You are not useless at all. Your faithfulness in the midst of this is huge. Jesus can use this mightily as you remain united to Him. The big lesson ive learned is that this is all in the will. Emotions come and go. If we continually set our will to unite to His Will all our prayers and sufferings have infinite value. I will keep you in my prayers.
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  3. Katfalls

    Katfalls Archangels

    Annie, We need you! We need so many prayer warriors right now and your health issues will deepen the prayers you offer up. You are so important to our world right now by having the time and inclination to pray. So young to have so many health issues! But I know you are a brave person just by reading your note. I will unite my prayers with yours and help you get over your depression . . .know you are loved and needed. Peace!
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  4. RoryRory

    RoryRory Perseverance

    Annie I have added you to my prayers. Never be afraid to ask!
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  5. Christy1983

    Christy1983 Archangels

    There have been times when I've been down and had trouble praying. I would just hold on to my rosary as tight as I could, wrap it around my hand. That helped me. God bless.
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  6. Jo M

    Jo M Powers

    Prayers for you, Annie. God bless you.
  7. Patty

    Patty Archangels

    Prayers and hugs Annie!
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  8. Annie the utmost important thing is NEVER EVER STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT DEPRESSION ;) talking about it is the cure.. Prayers to St Dymphna
  9. BrianK

    BrianK Proud2bRC Staff Member

    Dear Annie,
    I’m lying in an ER bed tonight, waiting to have laparoscopic surgery to remove a very painful enlarged and inflamed gall bladder. I am offering up my own little suffering for you tonight. Persevere!
  10. AED

    AED Powers

    Brian I am so sorry to hear of ypur trouble. Prsying for you right now.
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  11. Annie

    Annie Angels

    Thank you so much for the wise words and the prayers!
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  12. Annie

    Annie Angels

    Thank you so much! This nearly made me cry!
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  13. Annie

    Annie Angels

    Thank you! I often struggle with asking and it is always reassuring to hear someone say that.
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  14. Annie

    Annie Angels

    Thank you so much!
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  15. Annie

    Annie Angels

    Thank you!!
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  16. Annie

    Annie Angels

    Thank you!!
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  17. Annie

    Annie Angels

    Thank you so much for this! I’ve never quite thought of it in that way before but it is so true.
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  18. Annie

    Annie Angels

    Brian-thank you so much for your prayers. That sounds horrible. I will offer my own situation up for you as well -wouldn’t it be something if they cancelled each other out :)
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  19. Booklady

    Booklady Powers

    You broke my heart Annie. As our friends have already done so, please be assured that you are truly loved by Jesus and Mary. Never, ever think that what you offer the Lord in prayer is insignificant. On the contrary, a simple Hail Mary and Our Father coming from you, who are suffering means more to Our Lord than from those who are hale but forget He exists.

    We, your spiritual brothers and sisters from Mother of God, are with you, and together we will help each other get into Heaven and be where we belong.

    So yes, I will pray for you, and will ask Padre Pio to give you strength to keep going.
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  20. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    Ohhh dear Annie...that is a cross. Two of my closest friends suffer from depression. One went to the AMEN clinic and was put on the perfect meds after suffering for years. It’s a very specialized clinic . Not sure if insurance covers the cost, but apparently they are top notch.

    I’ll add you to my MOG family prayer list. Yours is a very heavy cross Annie...but I’d bet you can get good medical help somewhere!
    Please keep us posted....God bless you Annie!
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