I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. – Psalm 69:30

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

by Billie Ortega on May 01, 2022
Statistics say that 1 in 5 that suffer from some form of Mental Health issue. Many may be in your circle of family or friends or could be you yourself. Mental health issues have impacted my family in many areas so I know first hand how hard these issues can be. As I was preparing for some posts for this month I ran across this prayer that so touched my heart. It's hard to deal with things we don't understand or don't have much education or exoerience with and Mental Health issues I believe is one of these areas. So I ask everyone to join me in this prayer this month and to always remember that we may not know what someone else is going through, so always express kindness to others and if someone you know looks like they may be struggeling reach out and ask. Extend love, patience, community and prayer.
Forgiving God,
We confess that we have judged those who struggle with mental illness. We have judged because we do not understand.
Forgive us for making assumptions. Forgive us for our indifference.Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
Comfort and relieve those who are troubled in mind and spirit.
Bring them hope, peace and the consolation of a loving community.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Grant patience and courage to the families and friends of those who are ill.
Increase their perseverance as they face challenges to recovery for their loved one.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Protect and defend those living with mental illness from exploitation, addictions and abuse.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.