“Want me to post a prayer request on Catholic Answers Forum?” [After recent AA attempt after overnight in jail and continued turmoil.]
“To be more aware, understanding, humble, and less stressed out. Calm my brain, my mind, stop my mind from racing, from overthinking things. That’s why I can’t remember stuff I know. I can’t even think because I overthink all this other stuff I have no control over. I’ve been praying to God for this. I need to pray about it more. Help me quit overthinking things.”
[Watching murder re-enactment on tv.] “O Jeez. That brings back memories. Getting hit over the d… head with a pistol…This black guy came up to me and I thought he was just out for a walk but he was after me, telling me to give me my car keys. I said, ‘No, dude, go get your own car. That’s all I got.’ So he started beating me down with a pistol. Mom said she could see my skull. Creeps me out that she could pull back the skin and see my skull…” An interior voice told her she wouldn’t die, and she took the gun away from the carjacker and turned it on him after it misfired when he tried to shoot her. God has His hand on this lady. Let’s help her accept God’s pardon and peace.
As a child, this thirty-something was raped and beaten by a step-father. She attended Midnight Mass at Christmas, her last time in church, and walked out when the sermon included forgiving. Please pray mightily for this person and all who are victims of trauma.
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed by 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 temptaiton but deliver us from the Evil One. AMEN