[LEFT][LEFT]Father, in Jesus’ name, please give diagnosis, treatment, and the understanding of other people, for those who suffer from mental and emotional illnesses.
Father, in Jesus’ name, where it is possible, please protect those who may be prone to mental illness or emotional fragility, from triggers that exacerbate their tendencies to anxiety, stress, and depression. Please help those who are prone to disordered thoughts, perceptions, and emotions, or excessive scrupulosity to find balance and peace. Where possible, please help them to develop strategies that promote their peace and wholeness.
How distressing it must be to find your own brain compromising and attacking your well being, as in illnesses like schizophrenia, manic depression and bi-polar disturbances, panic attacks, and compulsive disorders. How dreadful also to contemplate the loss of yourself to your own self and to your loved ones in Alzheimers, and dementia. Please give Your tender love to those who are losing their faculties, and please heal their relatives and carers of the emotional and mental stress they experience in beholding their mental and emotional deterioration.
Please have those who have learning and developmental issues and even different thought patterns, as occurs in ADHD related conditions and Aspergers syndrome. Please help those who suffer from autism, and their families. Please help them to receive the teaching and care that will help them better cope with the challenges of their lives and to move towards a happy and fulfilling future.
Please also have compassion on those whose failure to see themselves as loved children of God cripples their lives,
and help them to grow into the persons whom You create them to be.
Please give healing and quality of life to those whose minds and bodies have been damaged through accident or illness.
Please give healing and the ability to cope to those who have damaged their minds or emotions through drugs and alcohol use or addiction.
Please enlighten and heal those whose mental states and ill health cause them to attack and judge others and to project their own ill-will or failings onto others and thus are less likely to seek healing themselves. Please heal and enlighten them.
Please heal those who have compromised their mental states and spirits by their dealings in the occult, and free them of all harmful influences in their lives and protect those with whom they interact from the disturbing effects of their former activities.
Please lead these sufferers to optimum health and to peaceful and fulfilled lives lived in love and faith, and the understanding of family, friends, and colleagues.
Please give courage and refreshment to those who care for emotionally unsteady or mentally challenged patients and loved ones. Please surround them with Your light and love.
Mother Mary, St Michael and their patron saints and guardian angels, please pray for them.
Blessed Louis Martin, father of St Therese, who despite the holiness and charity that characterised your life, ended your life with loss of your mental faculties, please pray for all who suffer mental and emotional illnesses.[/LEFT]