Prayers for my Anxiety—God or Enemy?


#1

Hi there,

I need prayer, please. I’m not understanding this anxiety I am having. I have been dating my boyfriend for about a year and a half. We were friends for longer, best friends. We love each other with a deep and incredible love and wish to get married in the foreseeable future. We knew we didn’t want to live a day without each other since before we started dating. However, I am experiencing some anxiety. I feel at peace with him himself, and I couldn’t imagine a day in my life without him, however I have always had this fear that I couldn’t marry him (I know, sounds weird). For a while, it made me fearful of following God’s will (who knows what it is?) because I was afraid of the mere thought of not being able to spend the rest of my life with my best friend whom I love and would go to the ends of the earth for. I got so hardened towards the Lord because of my fear, and now I am opening myself back up to Him because I am realizing I cannot live a life of grace without leaning on my Lord in everything I do. Now that I am doing that, the fear that was diminished during that time of hardness of heart has reappeared overnight. I have been going to daily Mass, trying my best to follow the Lord, and praying for my heart to be cleansed of sins and hardness towards Christ. I have experienced fear of evil, and feeling evil around me, for about a year or so now. When I get this anxiety about possibly not being able to be with him, I am very fearful and I feel attacked. I am wondering if it is just the enemy trying to make me hesitant and scared to openness to God’s will. Then, sometimes I wonder if it is God trying to speak to me (but why would I be so fearful if it was God’s voice speaking within me?). I am so very confused. The other day, my boyfriend and I got into an argument, so I went to Adoration and left with a distinctive peace that everything was going to fine. Holding on to that peace, everything was fine and it gives me an assurance that this is where God has called me now, so I shouldn’t worry about this fear. Still, I am very confused. Is the enemy trying to keep me from pursuing God, as I am so genuinely trying to do, or is this something I should be concerned about? I know that was a complicated mess of an explanation, but I thought it was important. I need prayers, please. I can’t stand waking up at night in fear and anxiety. I just want peace and trust in God’s power over evil and my anxieties. Please pray for my intention, as well as my strength against attacks. Thank you all.


#2

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.

Prayer to Our Lady of Mental Peace

O Lady of Mental Peace,
Mother of Tranquility
and Mother of Hope,
look upon brit_2911
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!
    Amen.

#3

Remember,
O most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, Implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in Thy mercy hear and answer me, Amen.


#4

O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

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 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.

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. x10

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.



#5

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 death, Amen


#6

Our God, speak in me

God, please ‘speak’ in me all that is necessary for the fulfilment of Your desire for my life and for anyone You hope to benefit through me.

Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, in the infinite possibilities of Your love, You know what must be ‘spoken’.
Whatever entreaty and faith must be offered to obtain this ‘utterance’, please ‘speak’ also in me—for only You can.

I ask this for fulfilment of Your loving will in my life, and for the healing, repentance and conversion of souls whom You desire to save or bless through me.

I ask, and trust, that You continually utter Yourself in me according to Your eternal desire. You delight Yourself in me…in us!

Thereby, with our cooperation, You will fulfil our portion of Your plan of redemption. I trust this to the name of the divine and risen Saviour who shares our humanity.


#7

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.

Prayer to Our Lady of Mental Peace

O Lady of Mental Peace,
Mother of Tranquility
and Mother of Hope,
look upon brit_2911
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!
Amen.


#8

Remember,
O most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, Implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in Thy mercy, hear and answer me, Amen


#9

Prayed for your intention, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Keep God in the forefront of your mind, keep praying, and try also mindfulness meditation. This kind of meditation helped the Thai boys and their coach in surviving their ordeal in the cave where they were trapped for weeks.


#10

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 death,
Amen


#11

“Jesus I trust in You”


#12

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 death,
Amen


#13

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