Many of us are somehow touched directly or inderectly by a life, a helpless soul who suffers from an addiction. It is very disheartening to feel impotent. Addictions come in many sorts of disguises and they hurt everyone involved. This group is here to ask for prayers and offer prayers for those bound by the chains of addiction. Let us pray together for them, for their families, their loved ones, and all else affected by this bondage.
We invite you all to pray with us a novena to Saint Dymphna. Novena runs from Nov. 16 Wednesday - Nov. 24 Thursday.
Also, feel free to ask family members and friends to join us too.
Here's the novena prayer to Saint Dymphna.
Prayer...Lord God, Who has graciously chosen Saint Dymphna to be the patroness of those afflicted with mental and nervous disorders, and has caused her to be an inspiration and a symbol of charity to the thousands who invoke her intercession, grant through the prayers of this pure, youthful martyr, relief and consolation to all who suffer from these disturbances, and especially to those for whom we now pray.
(Here mention those for whom you wish to pray.)
We beg You to accept and grant the prayers of Saint Dymphna on our behalf. Grant to those we have particularly recommended patience in their sufferings and resignation to Your Divine Will. Fill them with hope and, if it is according to Your Divine Plan, bestow upon them the cure they so earnestly desire. Grant this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
To learn more about Saint Dymphna: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=222