Put a Fork in Me, I'm Done

Don’t really know where to begin. There’s too much to tell & keeping it simple guarantees the scope of the situation will be hugely understated.
I don’t know if I need/want prayer for help trusting God, or for relief of some unbearable crosses (Don’t you dare pray for me to just have more strength!), because I am so so so done.

Presently, I’m a single mom (annulled) of four, on disability due to chronic illness (undiagnosed) with history of childhood trauma. My oldest two were molested by there own dad, plus my oldest has Aspergers. The latest thing is that my youngest has been ill and out of school since Oct., and no one can figure out what’s wrong with him, either. Oh, and I have clinical depression which i’ve battled since my teens (yes, I’m in counseling & on appropriate meds, & my older kids are also getting therapeutic help for their trauma).
I guess the breaking point came when my close friend miraculously received first class relics of St. Philomena which caused me to foolishly hope that perhaps this powerful saint’s intercession could help. Well, after placing the relic on my son, praying over him and then both my friend and I praying a novena for said St.'s help… Nada. Now, I’ve prayed enough novena’s in my life to realize most, well, aren’t clearly answered in the way we’d like. A few have gotten powerful answers. But God knows I needed him to throw me a bone this time. I’d already had prayer warriors over the house to pray for him. He’s got throngs of Catholics and Non-Catholic Christians praying for him for months now…Not even a diagnosis.

Meanwhile I’m in the middle of a court case because their pedophile dad is trying to get custody. I’m really pissed at God. Yes I told Him! I tell Him regularly.
I can’t pray my rosary any more, and sometimes (like today) I don’t get my kids to mass because it feels overwhelming. Plus sometimes being in church makes me cry.
I’m sick of crying.

I wouldn’t commit suicide but I wish there was a fast-forward button. Please no one tell me they know how i feel - I’ve only listed the icing.
Seriously, at this point it’s ridiculous how much **** has been sent my way.
(Yes, had house blessed, done spiritual warfare, & tried all the spiritual Christian plays in the book)
Yeah, so please pray - esp. for my kids
Thanks

Yes, you have an awful lot going on in your life; its ok to tell God you are angry or pissed off— you would not be telling Him something He does not already know!

God made you, God loves you, God sees where you are, God has not abandoned you.

“Jesus, I trust in you”

A Prayer to St. Jude

Most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of.

Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you,*** to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of***.

Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly for ‘jofa’ and her family who have and are suffering immensely, pray that God grace them with abundant Faith, Hope and Love and at least adequate if not abundant health, wealth and happiness, and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.

I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.

Amen.


Praying. :hug1:

***Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among 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.

:crossrc:***

I will remember you and your children in my prayers this evening.

I will not pretend to understand the depth of your struggles. I will only suggest that you continue to draw closer to Christ because He is your True Friend and the only One Who understands.

I am so sorry for all that you and your children have gone and are currently going through. May St. Michael do battle on your behalf. :signofcross:

St. 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 thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

You not only need our prayers.
You need actual help… really that is an overwhelming amount of information.
PLEASE
PLEASE
PLEASE
Call Catholic Charities in your area and tell them what is going on in your life.
You need someone to come and watch the kids for awhile so that you can have some down time.
You need medical help for the kids and for yourself.
and Catholic Charities can help you find the help you so desperately need

And you also have to keep in mind…

As for the relic, praying and demanding, or expecting something magical to happen only leads to frustration and anger. Our faith isn’t one of testing God, it is one of trusting God. I know… I’ve been praying and asking for help for quite awhile. It was only after simply (poor word… it wasn’t simple nor easy) letting go as our Holy Mother did and said OK, Lord, by your will, so be it… and I stepped out into the darkness trusting that he will guide my steps and provide the light as I need.
Yes, it has been and still is the hardest part of my faith. I’m a chemist by trade, and this is against everything I have ever learned or done prior to this in my life.
I can’t tell you what he has in mind; however, you are not alone.
I can’t tell you that it will be easy… our Lord was crucified!
I can tell you that you need to ask your friends, family, and the Church for help - God may just have put that help in the very place you need it - and yet you haven’t asked for it.

May the Archangel Michael come to your assistance.
May our Lord and God see you and help help you, sending the Holy Spirit to guide and strengthen you in this time of need.

Praying for your intentions & the intentions of your children’s well being. Praying to the Holy Spirit to give you guidance, direction, strength & fortitude in your time of need.

My Jesus, I place this mother and children in your most sacred heart. Please grant them peace, hope, strength and healing.

Our father who art in heaven
Hallowed be your name
Your kingdom come
Your 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
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
Amen

Hail Mary full of grace
the Lord is with you
Blessed are you amongst women
Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus
Holy Mary mother of God
Pray for us sinners
Now and in the hour of our death
Amen

Thanks y’all - don’t know what else to say, so thank you. I am so grateful for you prayer warriors.

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.

i am sorry you are going through all this. but please don’t give up, Sometimes God just sees the bigger picture that we don’t see. also, do you have a spiritual director or a good priest to talk to? perhaps that could help you and your kids?

I will be praying for you and your family.

Praying for you and your kids, for help healing after their being abused and for a diagnoses and a healing for you son.

Look for catholic counseling in your area in addition to your pastor.

Make sure you have forgiven your husband, lack of forgiveness even for such a heinous crime as your children experienced. Forgiveness in this case just means praying that he will get the help he needs even if you don’t feel it. When we don’t forgive we become trapped in that situation instead of moving beyond it and continuing to grow in your faith.

As z_0101 advised call catholic charities.

Pray to our mother Mary she knows what it is to be a mother and she will bring your needs to her son as she did in Cana.
May God bless you and bring back some joy into your life.

Our father who art in heaven
Hallowed be your name
Your kingdom come
Your 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
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
Amen

Hail Mary full of grace
the Lord is with you
Blessed are you amongst women
Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus
Holy Mary mother of God
Pray for us sinners
Now and in the hour of our death
Amen

Praying for you and your family.

May the Lords peace be with you.

How I wish I could do something to show you how sincerely I care about your situation. No one could blame you for how you are feeling and what it as done to your faith. Waiting on God to answer our prayers is just about the most difficult things most of us will ever do. Please, try to find your way back to trusting God to hear and answer your prayers, I will pray for that also.

Memorare

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

Praying that the Lord may mercifully grant you all necessary graces. Also praying especially for your children.

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

Praying for you.

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

Dear Lord, please help this woman find the help she most desperately needs. Protect her and her children for all harm and evil.

In Jesus Name we pray.

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