Official RVF Prayer Requests Thread

Bienvenuto

Pelican
Gold Member
Spare a thought or a prayer for Allan Isichei.

69 years old. Loving family and grandchildren.
Ran his own small construction business in London.

Former builder, rugby prop for one of the best teams in the country back in the 70s and 80s and in later years a rugby coach and saxophonist in a jazz band.
Stabbed to death on his way back home from his local pub in clear daylight.
 

Samseau

Owl
Orthodox
Gold Member
The same prayer I've been making for the past 5 years, after the Lord's prayer, usually in the morning:

"Please take care of your children, father, and grant them happiness: make them remember your son, in this fallen age, make them remember where they are from so this world may be saved!"

As I've been making this prayer, I've watched so many reawakenings among friends, Roosh and hundreds of men on this forum, and all across the internet comment boards I see a resurgence of Christian language and faith.

God's will be done.
 

loremipsum

Kingfisher
There's definitely some sort of spiritual reawakening happening with people.
Reading the posts of Roosh up until his conversion makes it clear that this was inevitable.
I want to see a guy who has been into PUA Lifestyle for decades and at the age of Roosh is not either miserable or have had his heart change.
 

wwtl

Kingfisher
wwtl said:
I'm currently relapsing into sin every 3 days and I need help. I want to get closer to God again.

I've been overflown with Divine love yesterday evening, which was completely undeserved.

You guys are doing God's work! Please keep going, it seriously helps a lot.
 
I need help to stop being a coward. I've been a coward for as long as I can remember and I'm sick of it. I'm always second guessing myself, assuming that I can't handle situations, but I know that I can. It's just that I have a terrible habit of thinking that I'm weak. I'm weak because I'm a coward but I know I can do better.

I'm talking to Him every day about a situation that is coming up tomorrow, but last year I asked Him to help me with a situation and when I got to where I was meant to go, I freaked out and went home, and I still don't understand why He didn't help me. I'm sure He had a good reason, or maybe it was my fault, maybe I didn't ask in the right way, I don't know. And now I'm worried that He's going to leave me to deal with it alone.

I've taken a lot of precautions and measures to try and make myself as comfortable as possible. But just a couple of minutes ago it occurred to me that if I really trust Him, I should scrap all that and go empty handed. But it's too hard. I've just told Him, and I don't know if I have the right to say this, that if He wants me to do that He needs to scream at me now and tell me. I'm sorry to say but although I trust that He wants to help, I don't trust that He's going to help me feel comfortable. What an insult. Not to me, to Him.
 

MichaelWitcoff

Hummingbird
Orthodox
Vladimir Poontang said:
I need help to stop being a coward. I've been a coward for as long as I can remember and I'm sick of it. I'm always second guessing myself, assuming that I can't handle situations, but I know that I can. It's just that I have a terrible habit of thinking that I'm weak. I'm weak because I'm a coward but I know I can do better.

I'm talking to Him every day about a situation that is coming up tomorrow, but last year I asked Him to help me with a situation and when I got to where I was meant to go, I freaked out and went home, and I still don't understand why He didn't help me. I'm sure He had a good reason, or maybe it was my fault, maybe I didn't ask in the right way, I don't know. And now I'm worried that He's going to leave me to deal with it alone.

I've taken a lot of precautions and measures to try and make myself as comfortable as possible. But just a couple of minutes ago it occurred to me that if I really trust Him, I should scrap all that and go empty handed. But it's too hard. I've just told Him, and I don't know if I have the right to say this, that if He wants me to do that He needs to scream at me now and tell me. I'm sorry to say but although I trust that He wants to help, I don't trust that He's going to help me feel comfortable. What an insult. Not to me, to Him.

He might have helped you by having you turn back, knowing that whatever was ahead was bad for you. Sometimes getting what we want is worse for us than being deprived of it, and it's not until much later we can look back and thank Him for *not* answering a prayer, with the perspective that he *was* answering a deeper unspoken one. In either case, since it's usually impossible to tell in the moment, the best course of action is simply to pray for His will to be done in your life and then put your full trust in the fact that whichever outcome happens was the one best for your salvation.
 

spokepoker

Hummingbird
As a non-religious person (I never grew up with it), I feel a more "non" religious self0help thread would be more benficial.
Like kona's "i'm sad" thread".
Earlier this year, a few months ago, I've performed quite a few safety checks against the back of my head. I never really felt the need to iterate my "depression" here.
I'm drunk, and still drinking. I don't think otherwise I would have iterated this part of my life. I mean, I might slip up. but whatever, I kind of dont' care anymore.
 
spokepoker said:
As a non-religious person (I never grew up with it), I feel a more "non" religious self0help thread would be more benficial.
Like kona's "i'm sad" thread".
Earlier this year, a few months ago, I've performed quite a few safety checks against the back of my head. I never really felt the need to iterate my "depression" here.
I'm drunk, and still drinking. I don't think otherwise I would have iterated this part of my life. I mean, I might slip up. but whatever, I kind of dont' care anymore.

I care.
 

debeguiled

Peacock
Gold Member
MichaelWitcoff said:
Vladimir Poontang said:
I need help to stop being a coward. I've been a coward for as long as I can remember and I'm sick of it. I'm always second guessing myself, assuming that I can't handle situations, but I know that I can. It's just that I have a terrible habit of thinking that I'm weak. I'm weak because I'm a coward but I know I can do better.

I'm talking to Him every day about a situation that is coming up tomorrow, but last year I asked Him to help me with a situation and when I got to where I was meant to go, I freaked out and went home, and I still don't understand why He didn't help me. I'm sure He had a good reason, or maybe it was my fault, maybe I didn't ask in the right way, I don't know. And now I'm worried that He's going to leave me to deal with it alone.

I've taken a lot of precautions and measures to try and make myself as comfortable as possible. But just a couple of minutes ago it occurred to me that if I really trust Him, I should scrap all that and go empty handed. But it's too hard. I've just told Him, and I don't know if I have the right to say this, that if He wants me to do that He needs to scream at me now and tell me. I'm sorry to say but although I trust that He wants to help, I don't trust that He's going to help me feel comfortable. What an insult. Not to me, to Him.

He might have helped you by having you turn back, knowing that whatever was ahead was bad for you. Sometimes getting what we want is worse for us than being deprived of it, and it's not until much later we can look back and thank Him for *not* answering a prayer, with the perspective that he *was* answering a deeper unspoken one. In either case, since it's usually impossible to tell in the moment, the best course of action is simply to pray for His will to be done in your life and then put your full trust in the fact that whichever outcome happens was the one best for your salvation.

Still okay to be mad at him when it seems like he isn't there when you need him.

Some people just have to wrestle like Jacob, there is no getting away from it, and the people who don't will never understand it.
 

Easy_C

Peacock
spokepoker said:
As a non-religious person (I never grew up with it), I feel a more "non" religious self0help thread would be more benficial.
Like kona's "i'm sad" thread".
Earlier this year, a few months ago, I've performed quite a few safety checks against the back of my head. I never really felt the need to iterate my "depression" here.
I'm drunk, and still drinking. I don't think otherwise I would have iterated this part of my life. I mean, I might slip up. but whatever, I kind of dont' care anymore.

They're not mutually exclusive. A lot of people make the mistake of asking for help with their life problems and then dismissing help when it comes in some easily missable form. Just because there wasn't any crazy miracle moment doesn't mean that some tiny thing like (for example) the guy moving into the flat next to you turns out to a psychiatrist.

Or praying for a wife and the only reason it seems like it's not getting answered is because it's not obvious that the right girl is the right girl until well after the fact.

Human beings like obvious linearity, whereas higher beings work in the realm of causality

There's definitely some sort of spiritual reawakening happening with people.
Reading the posts of Roosh up until his conversion makes it clear that this was inevitable.
I want to see a guy who has been into PUA Lifestyle for decades and at the age of Roosh is not either miserable or have had his heart change.

I've noticed this as well.

What's most interesting to me is that this "spiritual awakening" is extremely red pilled. A remarkably large number of people in traditionally "blue pill" practices are suddenly becoming aware of exactly what is wrong with their churches, why, and who pushed it. Within Western Catholicism there's a growing awareness that Vatican 2 was a disaster and that the church has been targeted for infiltration by a certain "mafia" that borrow its logo from the story of Noah.
 

debeguiled

Peacock
Gold Member
Solitaire said:
I've never been much for prayer, neither for outward displays of spirituality. I know that when I've encountered those that were truly devout, I felt a sense of humbleness and varied emotions, occasionally somewhat overwhelming.

I studied 'remote prayer' during school, wherein strangers prayed for the afflicted, not ever knowing them, not ever seeing them face to face, and that at least a few of the studies showed positive results.

So here I humbly request those that would, to pray for my health. I have taken a sharp downward turn with my blood pressure issues, heart palpitations, and, as the ED doc solemnly told me, pre-diabetic signs, along with an oddly elevated pancreatic enzyme... In any case, only the latest problems to add to my list of stresses, but the idea of a small community of strangers praying for my return to health is comforting. Thank you.

Done.
 

debeguiled

Peacock
Gold Member
For those so inclined, prayers for Jordan Peterson are in order. His wife was diagnosed with cancer, and he started taking benzos to deal with it, and when she got better, he couldn't kick them cold turkey, so has gone to rehab to deal with it.

Joe Rogan talks about it here.


Anyway, if you have ever seen JP and his wife together, or even pictures of them together, you can see that they really complement each other and depend on each other, and to keep up with his work schedule and also spend time in hospital waiting rooms too must have been harsh, so the dude is going through some trials.

Even if you don't like him, I hope people on this forum aren't actively wishing him harm, and might spare a few moments for him in their evening prayers.

If you don't know how to pray, just read Vox Day's post on the issue and do the opposite:

He Took His Damn Pills

Whatever the truth might be, it almost certainly isn't what Peterson has been telling his daughter or anyone else. Remember, he is an inveterate liar and this is within the time frame in which he was still publicly going on about the health miracles of his new diet, upon which he never, ever cheats. My guess is that the stress of knowing tens of thousands of people have learned that he is an unmitigated fraud has been constantly eating away at his fragile psyche ever since the book came out last year.

Yes, his wife is ill, but since he's a narcissist that's not likely to be a significant factor in the state of his mental health. Just look at how he has successfully made his own wife's cancer all about him.

This guy has the gall to go on to say that JP needs to repent and find Jesus.

His uncharitable attitude should really expose how deep his own Christianity goes.

I'm sending out good thoughts for JP and his family.
 

Solitaire

Robin
debeguiled: I don't know how to pray. I've lived around the world, since I was a small child, and never found a spiritual home besides Buddhism. But in my own way, I shall.
 
Solitaire said:
debeguiled: I don't know how to pray. I've lived around the world, since I was a small child, and never found a spiritual home besides Buddhism. But in my own way, I shall.

Just talk normally. No need to be formal or say any specific words. Imagine He's just a normal dude* following you around wherever you go, ready to listen.

(* A normal dude who created the universe with a single thought and who is the most intelligent, benevolent, powerful and awesome being who has power over life and death and who is not to be messed with. So, you know, no pressure.)
 

Samseau

Owl
Orthodox
Gold Member
Solitaire said:
debeguiled: I don't know how to pray. I've lived around the world, since I was a small child, and never found a spiritual home besides Buddhism. But in my own way, I shall.

When you need to open communion with God, you make the trinity gesture and call on His name.

"In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit."

SignCross.jpg


Then speak respectfully, because you are speaking with the Master Judge. Ask him for help, guidance, or things that you need.

God answer prayers in a way that will always be best for you as well. Often times people won't get what they ask for because God knows better than to give it.

However, one of the things I find God almost always gives people is inner peace or help with troubled emotions and vices.

Things that I notice almost instant results with:

- Praying for help falling asleep. Usually I fall asleep within minutes after asking for the gift of sleep.

- Help with persistent anger towards those who wrong me. If the anger comes back, I ask for help again and the relief is nearly immediate.

- Help with depression. Goes away within the day.

- Help with fights with your spouse. Things calm down within a day or so.

- Help with overcoming any addiction. Near instant results as well.


The thing about prayer that makes it work is that if you are ready to pray for it, then the hard part is already done. You're admitting what the problem is, and submitting to the highest power. God can quickly change our mood or internal states extremely quickly, but most people have no faith and just won't ask.

For example, people won't pray for help with an addiction, because they are often afraid of losing their addiction. Once they want to get rid of it, the prayer's effect then becomes immediate because God releases whatever demon was plaguing you. The only thing that prevents people from fixing most of their internal suffering is lacking enough faith to ask for help from God.

Lord knows I felt ashamed, or too worthless to ask for help from Him, but when I finally mustered the courage to ask for help with lots of my internal issues, God came to my help within seconds.

Try it for yourself. People hate on prayer because they claim the results aren't instant enough to know if God is doing the work or if it is luck, but when you pray for help on your own internal issues, emotions, or relationships, I find the results are so immediate and impactful that it becomes impossible to deny the power of prayer.

Most people pray for money, material possessions, or other things irrelevant to our salvation, and God ignores most of these requests. Then, feeling slighted by God, the people who don't receive their lottery ticket conclude that prayer isn't real or effective because they did not get money/sex/fame.

Although, it's not so clear cut on material things either. Quite often God will give material things to those who ask Him for it, because it is part of that person's plan or development. I used to pray for success with women, and it came true beyond my wildest dreams.
 
Not a prayer request, just an account of something that happened a few days ago.

A few years ago I started doing breathing exercises to see if I could have an orgasm. After a week I had an orgasm in my stomach. It was pretty good, very good in fact, but then it stopped and it hasn't happened since. But boy did I try. Eventually I was trying every night, and I made it to 535 days, the last couple of hundred of which I was jerking off every night but without finishing. I felt like I was on fire a lot of the time.

But then I stopped a couple of years ago. Soon after, I started getting a stinging feeling in my lower left side. I must have overdone it. I didn't think much of it but it concerned me a bit. It has come and gone, sometimes it's barely noticeable, other times it's enough to make me think I might have something. I checked to see if the lower left pain was a sign of anything, and it seems that diverticulosis might be it. It's no big deal but I'm too scared to go to the doctor.

My sister died recently and I think it's affected me in the way that sometimes I think I might have something (maybe it's guilt, I don't know), and I found myself checking for this or that.

A few days ago I started getting a stinging feeling, which made me think I might have some bladder problem. So I decided that maybe I should get some garlic, as I've heard that it's a good antibiotic or something like that. But I hadn't eaten any yet. Then the next day I thought what about apple cider vinegar. I found a thread here about it and everyone was saying how good it is. So I went out to get some.

On the way to the shop I started feeling very slightly sick and anxious. So I remembered something I heard recently in a sermon, about walking out into the sea and keeping your eyes on Him rather than the storm. So I imagined Jesus walking with me, and riding it out with Him. Whenever I felt weird, I told Him. I also said to myself that if the vinegar or garlic works, don't you dare take credit, for taking it or for having the idea to get it.

Later that night (I still hadn't had any garlic or apple cider vinegar), I suddenly felt the need to go for a walk. So I did (with Him again), and while I was thinking and worrying about this and that, I realized that I hadn't cried about my sister for a while, and that whatever I was thinking about wasn't the real issue, and so I suddenly cried. It all came back to me and I felt sad. But I talked to Him the whole time.

Then I went home. I chopped up some garlic and watched a bit of youtube while I waited (they say you have to let it rest for a while before eating raw). Then I noticed that the stinging feeling was gone. It was gone before I'd even taken the garlic. I'm completely healed. It's 3 days on and I'm still fine.

Since then I've started with the vinegar, but I've realized that nothing I did was the cause of the pain leaving as suddenly as it did. There's no way. It went before I did anything. I'm sure the garlic and vinegar have made things better, but there's no doubt that the walk and the Company that I took with me is the cause.

The pain has gone totally. Occasionally I might get a sensation but I feel that it's the vinegar and garlic doing that, and that it's part of the effect, which is good. As I type this I have a slight sensation but maybe it's because I'm eating garlic now. Edit : it has stopped.

It's unbelievable. And all because I decided to keep my focus on Him. I don't want to be melodramatic but it's a miracle. There's no other explanation. This could not have happened normally. It was sudden and complete, so it's unmistakable. I'm so amazed.

Since my sister died, every time I hear an ambulance or police I ask Him to help everyone involved get the best outcome, and I don't give it another thought as I do believe He will. But when it comes to me, I've sometimes been doubtful. But now that has to change.

Lessons learned :

* Don't take credit for anything. Even your own good ideas aren't from you
* Keep your eyes on Him, like a dartboard. If you see Him sleeping while the boat is being rocked, grab a cushion and go and join Him and relax
* Love the giver, not the gift (I'm more touched and impressed by His kindness than the pain going away)
* When He does something as amazing and unexpected as this, take it as a loud "Yes! I'm real! And I'm listening! So keep talking!"
* Despite the unliklihood in itself of this happening normally, my own determination to believe that He did this doesn't feel like it's coming from me. I feel like I'm being controlled
* And all this despite the fact that I'm still a degenerate
 
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