Please pray for me, I am so afraid, I don’t know what’s wrong!
I keep having panic attacks lately, and for no apparent reason. I’m having one right now. I tried going to sleep, my wife and I, she was reading her prayer book and I my St. Anthony’s Magazine, then she fell asleep, and I tried, but EVERY time I would doze off I was afraid I would stop breathing, my heart would race, and I would feel frightened. I hate our bedroom, it’s where I keep having them. She’s asleep so I won’t bother her, but I’m going to sleep in our living room, or at least lie on the couch and put on a DVD to comfort me. I’m going to put on a movie about St. Francis of Assisi, it’s comforting and hopefully may soothe me.
But why is this happening? Am I being plauged by demons for my past sins? I haven’t slept well in weeks because of it. I’m so tired, but can’t fall alseep at night, ESPECIALLY in that room and I want cry right now from frustration? Why do I get scared? There’s nothing for me to worry about? What is wrong with me? Please please help.