I know that praying is good, but I find myself praying silently many, many times a day... for the same things. I guess it is out of fear that if I don't something bad will happen to me or my loved ones. Also, I feel compelled to say many "amens" when done praying. Is this a symptom of OCD?
No but i do advise you to go to church and confess any sins you may have i think this is your conscience eating away at your thoughts and you need to talk it out or see a priest or go to bible classes. After you do any of these things please let me know if you still think you have OCD. Hope this helped you good luck!
Hi, I also suffer from OCD, manic depressive, etc.
Yes it is a part of our condition..although we have done nothing wrong..suddenly we or I feel this tremendous guilt... which is coming from nowhere but my head. I also pray 3 times a day... but do not fear anything because I have accepted it... is a part of who I am... fear will inmovalize you, and that is not good, remmember our minds are very powerful and can deceipt us anytime it wants... so if you suffer from OCD and add fear to that , you will only make things worse for you and your family, accept your condition (your reality) as I have, it makes life less complicated.
Do not be afraid if something "bad" is going to happen let it be God´s will, and there is nothing you can do about it. I am not being pesimistic at all just realistic ..you can not go on living under this constant fear because that is no life at all my friend... channel your OCD in different things.I do it and it helps, first my mind ..knowledge I have become, now for many years obsessed with learning more and educating myself , the other one is my body, I work out 5 days a week sometimes 7 days with no rest,and trust me it has helped me tremendously
What I am trying to say from my experience is that you can channel your OCD doing positive things... like taking good care of your family and providing them with the "materialistic" things..but most important... love , affection ,etc. Also find things to do to keep you occupied, find yourself hobbies. Always have a possitive mental attitude... it really helps... no more negativity.OK
I hope this helps you... from a caring individual
I would say it sounds like it could be a symptom of OCD, but I would suggest talking to a psychiatrist about. Praying really is a good thing, BUT when your life is ruled by fear of retribution and religious pre-occupation gets in the way of doing day-to-tay things, I think God would understand if you turned to someone for help. I am a religious person, but I can't imagine God wanting anyone to live in fear of His awesome powers if he/she really hasn't done anything to incur His wrath. If you think talking to a doctor might not be the answer, then by all means please consult your priest or pastor. I hope this helps and, trust me, I know this is a difficult question to have asked. Good luck and God bless.
I would say yes because you pray for one reason and that is the fear that something bad will happen. ALso, that you feel compelled to say the amens. If you can stop then you are O.K. but if you can't you need to see a Dr. What you are doing is called a ritual and you should seek professional help.Good Luck
hi jeff,constant doing any thing can and will interrupt your life.if you have the things in your life in order then what is it that you are praying for? that's the first thing you need to ask yourself.if you pray for things to help others then your prayers are for a nobel cause.if your praying for things you want to happen then you set yourself up for failures.your prayers should always be to help others in ways that you Cant.remember that GOD helps those who help themselves.when things around you are going good we think he or she is doing great. but when things are going bad we think lets pray for for something good to happen.what im trying to say is "GOD"knows way before anything happens and if you are thanking GOD for his will to be done,then brother you pray all you want.
Yes I read it is. I was speaking to my doctor about OCD and she say " Well what rituals do I have to relieve my bad thoughts"? I said Umm "I have none". Then It dawned on me.. I prayed constantly.. For me my ritual was praying all the time. Since I've been feeling better on my meds. I have not been praying as much. Plus I did read that continuous praying is a symptom of OCD. Yes, also go to church..it does wonders...
IMO it is, because I do the same thing, especially with the multiple Amens. I find that my OCD is more of repetitive thoughts/prayers more than other stuff. Anything I can/could feel guilty about is OCD related most of the time and repeats over and over in my mind and I pray, regardless of whether I am innocent or guilty of doing something... it happens especially when I am innocent and keep having those "what if" thoughts. Hope that makes sense...
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