for my brother

For my brother, who has the morals of a slouch, kneed me in the crotch as a child disabling me for life, is a lazy pervert but somehow I still want to pray for his redemption. He is smart and knows how to get his way. He used me to climb the NY social ladder and then fell off it with his divorce. I got literally cut out of the family for his sake, my mother took a picture at Christmas at his place and had my ex-husband and I stand behind two posts so we wouldn’t show. That’s the picture she displays. They do to my son what they did to him. My son has his father’s ways and does not respond the same but it still concerns me. I feel like I take the emotional and physical burden for everybody because I am disabled and that is my designated role. I feel like I’m about to break. Please pray.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you strength & fortitude.

Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Praying that the Lord may grant all necessary graces to your brother. Also praying that He may strengthen you and guide you.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen

I hope you don’t mean they are abusive to your son. If they are report them.

There are a lot of agencies out there that can help you find a place to live if you need that. I know that family dysfunction can be a horrible mess to free yourself from, but it is the best thing you can do. If they have “written you off” to the degree your post indicates, why stick around at all?

If your are in physical danger due to your brother or other family members contact the police and get out of that danger. Then worry about praying for them. Hand them over to God and let him do the work, you have other more important things to do.

Amen

Prayers for healing of the wounds within your family.

Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

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