A Prayer for Anxious Times and Prayer for a Parent Suffering the Darkness of Mental Illness

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A Prayer for Anxious Times

Take away from me fear, anxiety and distress.
Help me to face and endure my difficulty with
faith, courage, and wisdom. Grant that this trial
may bring me closer to You, for You are my rock
and refuge, my comfort and hope, my delight and
joy. I trust in Your love and compassion. Blessed is
Your name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and
forever, Amen.

—Orthodox Prayer

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Prayer for a Parent Suffering the Darkness of Mental Illness

Dear Lord, my mother is really struggling. Her depression (bipolar disease, anxiety, paranoia) is really causing her such deep darkness. I know you know her from her mother’s womb. I know you know the wounds she has suffered and the terrible things which have scarred her. The illness itself has so shaken her and wounded her relationships with so many others. I confess that I have lost my patience and have not been kind to her. It is difficult to remember that she is suffering from a disease. She isn’t being difficult on purpose. She pushes me away, and I become defensive, even angry at her. Give me the grace to see her woundedness and to love her with your own compassion. Accompany her, dear Jesus, in her suffering. May she find some relief with the help of the right care. May I be different in loving her with greater tenderness and understanding. May even momentary times of connection be blessings for each of us. Someday, I know we will both free and with you in your embrace. I long for the day when she is her best self, knowing and accepting the fullness of your love.

—Anonymous

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.


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