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chrysostom

Please say some prayers - there's a job opportunity for me which would help out quite a bit financially and hence for paying off what I need to in order to move forward vocationally. They are deciding between me and someone else in the next few weeks. May God's will be done. Thank you!

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chrysostom

More prayers again please. This whole virus/quarantine thing has thrown me off, I guess, with neither regular sacraments nor regular life in the world, and it feels like my direction is spinning off balance. I really want to do an extended retreat/visit to figure out my direction...solidify it...what have you... but 1. I can't afford not to work for a month or to travel for the visit, and 2. I can't because quarantine. So I gotta hunker down and pray, and it's hard all on my own. So prayers would be lovely so I'm not on my own. Thanks.

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Antigonos

You are never on your own.  Keep saying that to yourself.

Do you live by yourself? If so, I suggest establishing a schedule for yourself, with times specifically set apart for prayer or meditation (a bit of “lectio divina” if you’ve got a library), but not forgetting that you have to eat and relax as well.  That’s important.

try to imagine that you are in spiritual connection with a community, if you can — just as you are with us here.

If you are living with other people, try to arrange that, at specific times, it’s understood you will have some undisturbed privacy (hopefully your own room) and create for yourself an “island in time” in which to obtain spiritual refreshment.  If, in a monastery, there would be bells announcing different sections of the day, set yourself an alarm clock, and don’t mix the “sacred” and “profane” parts of the day.  That way there will be a balance in your life.

Remember that “this too will pass”.  Try for patience.  Hope this helps a bit.

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