For me - so discouraged
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Dear Fishie Friends,

I am feeling overwhelmed and saddened by several things: (1) the state of the world and the US in particular, (2) the fact that my parents are essentially trapped in France possibly until December, (3) my real estate business - I am a new realtor attempting to start my business in the midst of a pandemic.  I feel tired, beaten, and just so darn sad at the moment.  Could you spare a prayer for me?  I woke up this morning and it was like I hadn't slept at all.  I could go back to bed . . .  but the kids are up and need me.

Thank you!
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Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
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You're not alone, my friend! I will pray for you and your parents. Rest assured - shelter is always a necessity, even in the worst of times: I know a few people who bought their first home during this time and may join them myself. ;)
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Fontevrault, do you have a small circle of Catholic friends with whom to pray and associate?

It has been my opinion for some time that 'social distancing' is the devil's work--we need community to stay sane. Contact your closest friends and try to meet for prayer and relaxation--we did this, and while the first few times were a little awkward, people soon thawed and returned to their old selves. Be sure to bring the kids--they need to get out as much as you do.

Do this and you will immediately feel better.

Once you're beginning to feel better your sleep will improve and your energy level will rise. (The kids will notice this and they'll relax also.)

We'll pray for you.
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My friend, I feel your anguish too. The world looks as though it has been turned inside out and upside down. I often wake up wondering if being asleep was reality or this horror I see on awakening. 

One thing keeps me going, despite living alone and cut off from family and friends, due to lock-down: Almighty God is still on His Throne! There is order in the universe and He is the center of it. I keep my prayer life active and the denizens of despair are kept at bay the more I pray.

You are in my prayers!
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I am sorry you are so disheartened, and will pray for you. With God, all things are possible.

Might I suggest doing a novena to Saint Joseph? He is a powerful saint to help us in difficult times.
St. Joseph, Terror of Demons, Pillar of Families, Glory of Domestic Life, Pray for Us!

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A Memorare, an Ave, and a Gloria. I'm adding you to my Rosary intentions. It's a tough time. Please be assured that you are not forgotten.
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the most precious blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said Throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory. Amen.
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(07-04-2020, 11:37 AM)Fontevrault Wrote: Dear Fishie Friends,

I am feeling overwhelmed and saddened by several things: (1) the state of the world and the US in particular, (2) the fact that my parents are essentially trapped in France possibly until December, (3) my real estate business - I am a new realtor attempting to start my business in the midst of a pandemic.  I feel tired, beaten, and just so darn sad at the moment.  Could you spare a prayer for me?  I woke up this morning and it was like I hadn't slept at all.  I could go back to bed . . .  but the kids are up and need me.

Thank you!
1 and 2 are easy. We live in this world but our homeland is with Heaven. Remember that. If the world falls flat, it will and should. Your parents are trapped but in France! I think French courts recently blew out the ban on religious gatherings. So it could be a worse situation. They could be in the UK.

3 is difficult. A lot of small business owners are feeling the same. But get in your governor's face about it. That's what our small business owners did and he reopened us earlier! Be proactive, don't despair. No one made it to Heaven without getting off their bums first.
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Praying to the Holy Spirit to give you strength,fortitude and to uplift you 

I always pray Through the immaculate Heart of Mary.
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Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your prayers!  This  has been such a crazy time . . .  We have focused on fellowship - slowly and carefully.  My youngest son spent 65 days in the NICU with lung issues; I'm not 100% ready to expose him to stuff wantonly.  

Just today, we went into the mountains for a hike and encountered so much beauty!  That too is good for the soul.  

Last night, I broke down in tears with my husband.  I had taken an all day course online and left completely overwhelmed with how to create the "digital assets" they were suggesting.  We prayed - particularly asking St. Joseph for aid.  Today, the community job search service sent me a message about free courses in becoming an online marketing specialist.  It was quite a pleasant surprise - exactly what I needed and for free.  If I cannot go out on listing appointments and door knock, I can at least acquire skills sets that will help me reach out in different ways.

May God bless you all in your kindness!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

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