Spiritual strength to do what God is calling me to do

For a few years now, it has been impressed on me, I think by the Holy Spirit, to do religious art in a way that appeals to Children, using what I’ve learned as an animator and an illustrator. I wanted to ask for prayer because I’ve been resisting this impulse for a long time, because I get overwhelmed with fear, anxiety and an awareness of how unworthy I am, and it’s so intense and unpleasant that I look for any way out from it. I want to talk to my Spiritual director about it, because I know that with mental issues and scrupulosity I have been deluded before by false spirits and paranoia, and I wanted to ask for prayer. I get completely defeated every time I set out to do any kind of work on it and I know that a great part of it is the devil.

Praying for your intentions.

May you enjoy success!

Our Father…Hail Mary’s x10
Glory Be…Fatima
AmeN

**O glorious St. Paul,
who from a persecutor of Christianity,
did become a most ardent apostle of zeal;
and who to make known the Saviour Jesus Christ
to the ends of the world did suffer with joy imprisonment,
scourging, stonings, shipwrecks
and persecutions of every kind,
and in the end did shed your blood to the last drop,
obtain for us the grace to receive,
as favours of the Divine Mercy,
infirmities, tribulations,
and misfortunes of the present life,
so that the vicissitudes of this our exile
will not render us cold in the service of God,
but will render us always more faithful and fervent.

Amen.**

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St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray, and do Thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell satan and all the evil spirits that roam around the world seeking the ruin of souls,
Amen
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I’m praying for you. May God give you guidance and strength to do what He’s asked you to do.

praying that you get to use your gift fully and for the reason it was given

May St. Dymphna pray for you. Speaking as a father trying to raise a good Catholic boy, I’d love to see whatever you come up with. If I can afford it, I’ll buy it! :thumbsup:

**Prayer to St. Anthony for Confidence
**
Most holy St. Anthony, beloved friend of Jesus,
I place myself in your heavenly care. Be with me,
especially in life’s troubles and difficulties.
Intercede before the Lord for me, so that I may
confidently know I do not face my problems alone.

I join my prayers to yours, O Great Saint, as I ask
God to give me consolation in times of sorrow,
courage when I am afraid, and healing from all
the ills that afflict me.

Obtain for me from God, Most High, the grace
to accept whatever is God’s holy will for me and
my loved ones. Strengthen my faith so that I will
never despair, but always have hope in God’s
healing presence and power in my life.

Through Christ Our Lord, amen.

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Amen.

Prayers for you!

*Memorare

Remember,
O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
I fly unto 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*


I’ve often noticed that yes often it does seem true that 80% of success is just showing up.
Just begin, God will help carry you through…

You will do great, and probably from time to time run into a hiccough. God’s bigger than hiccoughs.

(I am also in a similar boat, although in different circumstances. I too just need to begin :slight_smile: )

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.

Dear God, give me courage,
for perhaps I lack it more than anything else.

I need courage before men against their threats
and against their seductions.

I need courage to bear unkindness,
mockery, contradiction.

I need courage to fight against the devil,
against terrors and troubles, temptations,
attractions, darkness and false lights,
against tears, depression, and above all fear.

I need Your help, dear God.

Strengthen me with Your love and Your grace.

Console me with Your blessed Presence
and grant me the courage to persevere
until I am with You forever in heaven.

Amen.

Our Father…Hail Mary’s x10
Glory Be…Fatima
AmeN

Prayer to Blessed Pope Benedict XI

Dear Benedict the XI, you were a humble Dominican who rose quickly to become the leader of your order, then a cardinal, then a bishop. As a prelate, you one of the only ones to defend Pope Boniface when he was seized, beaten and forced from the palace. When you were elected to the See of St. Peter, you made sure that justice was served for your predecessor and shepherded your flock with fairness and gentleness. Though you only served eight months as pope, your tenure was marked with holiness. Pray for all who have posted here today, that we may be charitable and patient with all those who oppose us, submit to the will of God, and defend our faith until the bitter end. Bl. Pope Benedict XI, pray for us!
Amen.

Praying.

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.

Dear God, give me courage,
for perhaps I lack it more than anything else.

I need courage before men against their threats
and against their seductions.

I need courage to bear unkindness,
mockery, contradiction.

I need courage to fight against the devil,
against terrors and troubles, temptations,
attractions, darkness and false lights,
against tears, depression, and above all fear.

I need Your help, dear God.

Strengthen me with Your love and Your grace.

Console me with Your blessed Presence
and grant me the courage to persevere
until I am with You forever in heaven.

Amen.

Our Father…Hail Mary x10
Glory Be…Fatima Prayer
Amen!

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My Lord Jesus, lead all souls to heaven,
especially those most in need of thy mercy.
Our Father…Hail Mary x10
Glory Be…Fatima Prayer…Amen!


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