Novena for Peace of Mind
What is the purpose of this community of prayer?
The purpose is to help you on your path of achieving peace of mind through prayer, meditation, and trust in the Lord. We will encourage you throughout this Novena and lift each one of you in prayer.
Many among us suffer from constant worry, anxiety, and fear. These negative feelings can easily overwhelm us, up to the point where we begin struggling with our faith.
Indeed, there are so many reasons to develop fear and worry today. Wars, violence, crime, natural disasters, unemployment, illness, future uncertainty... The list can go on for long.
We keep asking ourselves "What if?" while imagining the worst outcomes; living under the weight of this uncertainty eventually takes its toll on both our physical and mental health.
While there is no way to know what future will hold, we do have a powerful weapon against fear: the Word, word of life, of truth. Soak the Word in, repeat it over and over, pray out loud. The Word will eventually replace all negative thoughts we're constantly fighting. No, it's not a miraculous cure, but there is power in these words because they are from God.
Every day, for the duration of the Novena, you'll receive:
- A Bible verse to fight fear and anxiety.
- A prayer.
- A short meditation.
if you are suffering from depression and/or anxiety and/or having suicidal thoughts, please seek professional help. Prayer does help and accomplishes miracles, but no one in their right mind would tell a cancer patient to "just pray their cancer away." The same applies to mental illnesses. Emergency international resources can be found here and here.
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Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary for Peace of Mind
Kneeling at your feet, sweet Mother of God and Queen of Peace, I, your loving child, confidently turn to you in my need, seeking your intercession for peace of mind and comfort to my troubled heart. (Mention your petition here.) O listen to me, dear heavenly mother. Come to my aid and refuse me not as I cry to you. For you are my mother, and you fail no one who has recourse to you, O Consoler of the afflicted, O Queen of Peace. Amen.
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