As we pause and reflect in this Advent season to prepare for the feast of the birth of our Lord and Savior, let us offer prayers for peace and healing for all those who are sick or injured and those who care for them.

A prayer for the week of Dec. 15, 2014

For the Mentally Ill
The righteous cry out, the Lord hears and he rescues them from all their afflictions.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed.
PSALM 34:18-20

LOVING GOD, YOU ARE ALWAYS NEAR TO US, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE ARE WEAK, SUFFERING AND VULNERABLE.
Reach out to those who experience mental illness. Lift their burdens, calm their anxiety, and quiet their fears. Surround them with your healing presence that they may know that they are not alone. We ask this through the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes and in the name of your Son, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. AMEN.

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