Prayer for going through difficult divorce

Hi this is going to be a long post and I apologize in advance. I would like to do a novena because I need to pray for my divorce to be finalized.
I was married for 23 years and for 5 of those years and maybe even before that my husband cheated on me. While were married he had 2 children with another woman. He basically abandoned me and my 2 daughters and his whole family including his elderly parents that I am very close to and love with all my heart and soul. All of his family is amazing!!
My husband turned to the wild life and unfortunately drugs as well. So, unfortunately he is not the same person I married 23 years ago. Last year I tried getting help for him, to section him so that he could get the help he needs and it backfired on me. He not only does drugs but he also sells. I couldn’t take it anymore and I was scared that something bad was going to happen. So the day we went to court, he made a comment and I thought he was going to hurt me so I placed a restraining order on him and they extended it to a year which is coming up in a few weeks. I have spent so much money that I can’t afford for lawyers. Basically depleted my IRA to pay for legal fees. I have been taking care of my house and all the bills and my daughters all in my own.
I am tired and just want this to be over so I can start from fresh. I tried my hardest to help him and he still didn’t wake up and smell the roses. He’s trying to take everything away from me and it’s not fair to my girls. I would move heaven and earth for them. I work full time, take care of everything you can imagine and he just keeps taking from me. I just want to feel like me again and stop worrying about everything.
I just want the next step to come, so I can be me again and my kids to be ok. I can’t afford to keep
This divorce going much longer. I just want it to be as easy as can be transition. I don’t want any vengeance. I pray every day and I am a good person with a huge heart. I want the best for everyone including him. I hope he is happy with his new family. I hope to be happy one day also.
But, I know in my heart he still cares for me but he’s hurt me way too much. I will forgive but not forget.
It’s time for my hurt to end.
Please help me in finding a novena to pray for help.
I am very new to this and not familiar how things work.

Thank you and God Bless​:pray:t2::pray:t2::pray:t2::pray:t2:


Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless, and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible,
look kindly upon us, and increase your mercy in us,
that in difficult moments, we might not despair nor become despondent,
but with great confidence, submit ourselves to your holy will,
which is love and Mercy itself.

1 Like

This topic was automatically closed 14 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit