I was wondering are there any special prayers or devotions that could help establishing peace in the family?
I'm terrified of the holidays coming up. For many years now, my parents have had many problems. My mom is really mad at my dad for some things in the past and she often says that she hates him. This upsets me a lot because in the end anger, hatred, and unforgiveness, only harms the person who is angry, and I'm always praying for my family to find healing in Christ. My family doesn't go to church on a regular basis and are not Catholic. My dad got some presents for my mom for Christmas and for her birthday, and Im afraid that she would just throw them out or something, and that there would be a huge fight.. like every year. That, or my dad would be called in for work (long story). Im constantly nervous about this and on the verge of tears. Mom is really emotional and everything upsets her, and I dont know how to help. Today I made a mistake and she got so upset. I want to cook the Christmas dinner tomorrow and I hope that would help maybe ease the tension. If you can please remember my family in your intentions.. I was wondering if anyone has any advice or if you know any good prayers. Whenever I see a happy family somewhere I feel so much pain. Even when I think of the Holy Family. I feel like my family is constantly being attacked maybe demonically. Many of my friends are talking about the good times they are having with their families this Christmas, and I know no family is perfect but it hurts a lot to think about this. I'm sorry I don't want to complain.. I never talk about this and today has just been a bit much, I needed to tell someone.
Just for some background info.. I'm in my early 20s, I currently live in another city studying in university, but I came home for the Christmas break.
I would appreciate any advice, thank you :)