Prayer For the Mentally Ill Including the Depressed

Monday, December 15, 2014 0 Comments A + a -

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s some of us get busy for the holidays this Advent season, let us pause to prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ, and offer prayers for peace and healing this week, again, for the sick, injured, and caregivers, this time for the mentally ill. That includes people in depression.  Hmm, prayer for me?  Nurses, and all friends, please help me encourage more people to join in 100 Days of Prayer.

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Briefly,

100 Days of Prayer culminates at 1 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2015, World Day of the Sick, when the people who have joined this prayer campaign will stop for one powerful minute of collective prayer for healing.  World Day of the Sick is an annual observance, initiated by Pope John Paul II, coinciding with the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

2015 will also mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Catholic Health Association.  100 Days of Prayer is the inaugural event of the association's Centennial observance.
 Here is the prayer for the week of Dec. 15, 2014

  Prayer For the Mentally Ill 


The righteous cry out, the Lord hears and he rescues them from all their afflictions.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed.
PSALM 34:18-20

LOVING GOD, YOU ARE ALWAYS NEAR TO US, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE ARE WEAK, SUFFERING AND VULNERABLE.

Reach out to those who experience mental illness. Lift their burdens, calm their anxiety, and quiet their fears. Surround them with your healing presence that they may know that they are not alone. We ask this through the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes and in the name of your Son, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.
And I add to this prayer, please reach out to my teens.  Open their hearts, soul, and mind.  Make them come home to me.  They have run away from home since December 5.
AMEN.

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