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I'm Matthew and I'm an alcoholic :(

Discussion in 'Prayer Wall' started by Stabat Mater, May 7, 2019.

  1. Stabat Mater

    Stabat Mater Jesus Christ conquers! Supporter

    Holy See (vatican City State)
    Traditional. Cath.
    Please pray for me that I may cope and deal with my alcoholism.
    Due to a numerous of reasons including cancer I've been struggling with alcoholism for many years. :(

    Please pray that I'll be relieved from this monkey on my back. I'm drunk as I'm typing this :(
    We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today?
  2. AMM

    AMM A Beggar Supporter

    United States
    Eastern Orthodox
    In Relationship
    just remember that there is always hope, even for addicts! Praying for you!

    Elder Paisios and the Drunk Monk:
    Once on Mount Athos there was a monk who lived in Karyes. He drank and got drunk every day and was the cause of scandal to the pilgrims. Eventually he died and this relieved some of the faithful who went on to tell Elder Paisios that they were delighted that this huge problem was finally solved.

    Father Paisios answered them that he knew about the death of the monk, after seeing the entire battalion of angels who came to collect his soul. The pilgrims were amazed and some protested and tried to explain to the Elder of whom they were talking about, thinking that the Elder did not understand.

    Elder Paisios explained to them: "This particular monk was born in Asia Minor, shortly before the destruction by the Turks when they gathered all the boys. So as not to take him from their parents, they would take him with them to the reaping, and so he wouldn't cry, they just put raki into his milk in order for him to sleep. Therefore he grew up as an alcoholic. There he found an elder and said to him that he was an alcoholic. The elder told him to do prostrations and prayers every night and beg the Panagia to help him to reduce by one the glasses he drank.

    After a year he managed with struggle and repentance to make the 20 glasses he drank into 19 glasses. The struggle continued over the years and he reached 2-3 glasses, with which he would still get drunk."

    The world for years saw an alcoholic monk who scandalized the pilgrims, but God saw a fighter who fought a long struggle to reduce his passion.
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  3. CodyFaith

    CodyFaith Well-Known Member Supporter

    Hey Matthew.

    God loves you. Just as you are. He knows all your weaknesses and does not sit ready to condemn.

    I'm very sorry to hear about your struggles, especially your battle with cancer. I can't imagine the pain you are going and have been through.

    Jesus is always there for you. I pray you fall into his open arms and hands and let him lift these burdens from you. Jesus came for the sick, not the righteous... remember that. I hope you one day see all you need to get through each day is the love Jesus has for you. I don't know where I'd be without it.

    His blood saves us and cleanses us from all sin.

    Your friend in Christ,
  4. Tigger45

    Tigger45 St Francis Supporter

    United States
    May the Lord’s grace be upon you Matthew :pray:
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  5. Unofficial Reverand Alex

    Unofficial Reverand Alex Look up Jason Evert on YouTube; he changed my life Supporter

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  6. redleghunter

    redleghunter Thank You Jesus! Supporter

    United States
    Praying Matthew.
  7. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

    United States
    Above all else, to the extent possible, don't hurt others because of your alcoholism.
  8. Basil the Great

    Basil the Great Well-Known Member Supporter

    Matthew - My grandmother was an alcoholic for many years, so I can appreciate the problem to a great degree. I will keep you in my prayers. God bless you.
  9. Kenny'sID

    Kenny'sID Well-Known Member Supporter

    Not sure I would cope much better if I had cancer.
  10. LynnSmith

    LynnSmith Well-Known Member

    United States
    Praying for you, your health and for sobriety.
  11. Anthony2019

    Anthony2019 "Only Me!" Supporter

    United Kingdom
    If you can get to your bed tonight without taking a single drop of alcohol, then you have reached the most important milestone in achieving sobriety.

    Your last drink can be your last. I know hundreds of people who have contented lives of sobriety who have not had a drink for many years. How did they do it? They stopped drinking one day at a time and over time those days added up to months and years.

    If you are drinking a lot, speak to your doctor. They will be able to help you succeed in stopping drinking and will help you to do this safely.
  12. Mydreams

    Mydreams Well-Known Member

    Lord let cancer and alcohol habit leave ~IC XC NIKA~. Lord please bless ~IC XC NIKA~ and you be glorified. In Jesus precious name, Amen!
  13. Stabat Mater

    Stabat Mater Jesus Christ conquers! Supporter

    Holy See (vatican City State)
    Traditional. Cath.
    Thanks for prayers and love. I'm not currently sick, but one carries such things with oneself even after ones declared healthy.
    Besides even if I'm not actively cancerous it's all to common with post treatment traumas and pain and I'm no exception, unfortunately :(
    It never ends not to mention the trauma of living on as if everything's fine and dandy when I just a few years ago doubted that I would be alive now.

    It's so tough to deal with this, that my life is supposed to continue on as if this whole thing never happened. People even tell me I should feel lucky and be thankful and happy for being well again.
    It's very hard to live on as if everything's fine...
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  14. Stephanie7

    Stephanie7 Senior Veteran

    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    Courage to change the things I can
    And wisdom to know the difference.

    Take it one day at a time, with God's help you can overcome.