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please pray for me

I would like to ask people to pray for me. I have plenty to be thankful for; however I feel this mountaion of sadness that I can not seem to let go of.

I hate myself, hate my job, my life and feel very lonely. I smoke, am overweight, and a lot of credit card debt that I can't even pay back.

I feel like everything comes so easily to friends and family; while everything for me is a constant struggle. Everytime I move forward 2 steps...something happens and I fall back 6. I can never seem to get ahead.

The worse I feel about myself, the more I push friends and family away. I know one day I am going to wake up and have no one.

Please pray for me. Please post any suggestions/advice. Thanks

 
kathash -11/23/2001
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angelina143
1/13/2002 15:56

I think that at some point we all go through periods of desolation and the worst part is that we cannot seem to understand our emotions.
Everything seems to be a constant struggle for you and I have a friend who feels the exact same way. I told her that she is one of the strongest people that I know and I respect and admire her courage to be able to move on despite the constant obstacle.
We are all not always aware of ourselves and those of us who are, to me, seem to have it the hardest because it is those like you who understand life and its potential beauty the most.
I know it is frustrating to see others' lives so easy when you feel your's is so difficult, but please remember that God knows you better than you know yourself and would not make you undergo a hardship he didn't think you had the strength to endure.
I have been feeling like this myself lately, which is why your call for prayer really spoke to me.
It isn't enough to say that we control our attitudes and how we react to things. Sometimes you can't just "snap out of it". Sometimes we need people to lean on and that by no means compromises our strength, but makes us stronger. It is so important to have someone to talk to about your emotions and what you are going through, and if you honestly feel that your friends and family cannot give you the support you need, maybe you might want to consider seeing a counsellor. This is what I did and I found that it helps me a lot.
I pray that one day that we both find the solace in our hearts that we have both been longing for. The fine balance of life is a difficult thing to achieve but it is not unachievable.
And I pray that you see the innate beauty within yourself, and within the energies of life. Allow yourself to be open to these energies. Make difficult decisions that will help to settle you in a better place. I think the hardest thing for someone to do is to do what is ultimately right for oneself.
But please understand that your family and friends may be concerned about you and try not to chastise them for not being able to understand what you are going through because that may be just because you haven't given them the chance.
Most of all be open to God and His love, trust in His plan and trust in the beauty of all of His creations...including yourself...
Peace be upon you and may your soul flourish with all of the colours of Heaven's light...

Amen. :)


peanut2000
4/23/2002 00:17

Dear One, I myself have not gone through all that you are going through, I do have one piece of advice to offer though. Take pleasure in the little things. When I am depressed about things I look around me and search out something to be happy for. Sometimes I find it right away (like just feeling the sunlight dance on my face, watching my child play, or hearing a friend's voice) and sometimes it takes a while but I always keep one thought in my mind. God would never give me more than He thinks I can handle. And I must be pretty strong for him to give me the things he gives me to deal with. Also, never forget that you are not alone. God is always there with you. You don't even have to ask him to be, he just is. It took me 27 years to figure that out, and since then I have never felt scared or lonely. I pray that you too will discover that even when you think you don't love yourself, God loves you. He IS always there for you, you just have to open yourself up to Him. God made you and therefore you are beautiful. God Bless you.


donna0119
11/6/2003 10:25

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." -Anonymous

Find another focus besides yourself, you'll be surpised at how much better you feel helping someone else. It doesn't even have to be a person. Pet a dog, hug a cat, water a plant and tell it that it's beautiful. Smile at a child in the grocery store. We perceive ourselves by how we are reflected in other peoples eyes. Be ready to receive that. If someone says they like your shirt, don't say,"Oh, this old thing..." Say "Thankyou". With a smile. Feel the warmth of friendship in the little things. Find your special beauty and build on that. It's there, God doesn't make ugly.

God loves you just the way you are. He also loves to show us beautiful things every day, but most of the time we aren't looking.

Say to yourself that you will see one beautiful thing everyday, that you will have no expectations of what it will be, but that you will expect to see something once a day. God will surprise you.

Just remember that there is no one out in the world that hasn't been touched by sadness. People just choose to display their unhappinesses in many different ways.

Take the focus off of youself. If you can't do it today, try again tomorrow.

God will wait. He loves us all. Big, small and inbetween. Be happy. And if you can't, as my golf instuctor says, "Fake it till you make it!"

It really works. Best of luck. Best of love.


mermaid14
8/22/2005 07:19

Dear Lord
please help this person to overcome their addictions and learn to care for their body, mind and soul. Thank You Lord for all that You have given us. Amen


nancycfac
12/18/2005 15:26

i am lonely 2; i do not smoke; i donot admit to the hate of myself that u so honestly admit 2...i cruise acouple of dating services..please pray for me also.. i recently readabout journaling every day--just committ to writing 2 or 3 pages about whatever, not a diary but the discipline of writing a quota of words,uncensored, unspell checked just your outpourings.. ihv not begun to do this but will when i find agood notebok that is not cluttered..blessings and wishes for a happy 2005 Christmas....


mommystaci1
4/1/2010 15:12

I will pray for you my friend. Blessings will come your way, and God will open your eyes so you can see them.


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