I feel like giving up on school

I am struggling a great deal to focus and concentrate on my school work, and I feel like giving up on school altogether. I don’t know how to get myself to focus and do the work and writing I need to do. Please pray that I find help to focus and concentrate. I feel like I am incapable of doing the work required to graduate. I need prayers and help. I don’t want to give up but I need a better way of doing my school work and studies. I can’t keep working the way I am. I need some sort of way to help me focus. Please ask God to help me do good work in my classes.

Praying for your intentions.

You’ll be in my prayers as well.

You didn’t tell us whether you’re in high school or college or just what. And we don’t know whether perhaps there might be something powerfully distracting you.

But the following might or might not be of any value. It was for me. This will sound silly, but I experience concentration problems many times in school, particularly with courses that didn’t interest me very much. So, I adopted various “rituals”.

For one, I would make myself go through the assignment on what I hated most before allowing myself to go to one I liked more. Also, if I felt my mind losing its grip I would make myself memorize the very next thing; maybe a sentence, maybe more, no matter how long it took to do it. Somehow it brought my mind back around and it was easier to go on. Now, this will sound really silly. I love candles immoderately. I love the sight. I love the smell. If I had a particularly awful thing to study, I would light a candle, right on my desk. Kind of an “Abe Lincoln” thing, I guess. Sometimes I would even turn off the electric light and read for a bit by candlelight. Made it seem more interesting even though it wasn’t.

I know a woman who had the same problem and she used her grandfather’s watch for the same kind of thing. If she really had trouble with something, she would get it out and place it right beside her book. It was a windup pocket watch. Somehow the ticking and the association with her grandfather made it work better. She also used the watch to take exams.

I think “study aids” vary with the individual. Somehow they have to have meaning.

I wish you the best.


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.


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.


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.


Prayer to Our Lady of Mental Peace

O Lady of Mental Peace,
Mother of Tranquility
and Mother of Hope,
look upon Writer for God in this time
of weakness and unrest.

Teach her searching heart
to know that God’s Love
for her is unchanging and
unchangeable, and, that
true human love can only
begin and grow by touching
His Love.

Let your gentle Peace -
which this world cannot give

  • be always with her.
    And, help her to bring this
    same Peace into the lives
    of others.

Our Lady of Mental Peace,

  • Pray for us!

Jesus, Help Me!

In every need let me come to You with humble trust,
Jesus, help me!
In all my doubts, perplexities, and temptations:
Jesus, help me!
In hours of loneliness, weariness and trials:
Jesus, help me!
In the failure of my plans and hopes, in disappointments,
troubles and sorrows:
Jesus, help me!
When others fail me, and Your Grace alone can assist me:
Jesus, help me!
When I throw myself on Your tender Love as Savior:
Jesus, help me!
When my heart is cast down by failure, at seeing no good
come from my efforts:
Jesus, help me!
When I feel impatient, and my cross irritates me:
Jesus, help me!
When I am ill, and my head and hands cannot work and
I am lonely:
Jesus, help me!

Always, always, in spite of weakness, falls and short-
comings of every kind:
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, help me and never forsake me!


School’s not everything. If you hate school- chances are you’ll hate a job which school leads to. Seek to do what God created you for.

Don’t be pressured by the norms of “the world”. As long as you can get food and shelter, that’s all you need- as St. Paul says…

I am a student too, and have been through similar situations. I am definitely praying that God Blesses you with the focus, concentration, and perseverance to perform well in school and graduate.

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 our of death. Amen

Keep your head up, Believe Miracles do happen, God Bless you!:slight_smile:

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.


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