Thus, Lord, I ask that you lead me today and give me guidance , direction , clarity , and wisdom into your truth. God, order my steps by your Holy Spirit, let my choices be guided by your word, let me not go ahead of you. I humbly ask for your guidance and direction today as I go through life.
Here are 6 tips for quieting your mind so you can listen to God : Place yourself in an environment that helps you concentrate . Talk to God about what you’re reading in the Bible when you pray. Don’t fight distracting thoughts by trying to avoid them altogether. Choose a short phrase or sentence from the Bible.
Meditation Deep Breathing. Sit or lie down comfortably. Rest your hands on your stomach. Mindfulness Meditation. Focus on your breath. Visualization. Close your eyes, relax and imagine a peaceful place, like a forest. Repeating a mantra. Sit quietly and pick any meaningful or soothing word, phrase or sound.
St. Dymphna is the patron saint of mental illness and anxiety.
Loving God , I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, lend skill to the hands of my healers, and bless the means used for my cure. Give me such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
I hope they will encourage you to make 2021 a year of prayer . Know to whom you are speaking. Thank him. Ask for God’s will. Say what you need. Ask for forgiveness. Pray with a friend. Pray the Word. Memorize Scripture.
As with a friend, you expect back-and-forth communication by noticing how God answers, helps or teaches you . While prayer may be more of a one -way transaction, talking implies a conversation. You can talk to God out loud or inside your mind , whichever feels most effective to you .
To Be Still Means To Rest, Be Idle, Be Quiet, Be At Peace (shaqat) Do not be still , God , don’t rest when we are in danger, don’t be at peace while we are afraid, and please don’t be idle when we need You to fight for us. God is never idle but it does feel like He is silent when we most need Him sometimes.
7 Effective Ways to Tame Your Negative Thoughts Listen to what you’re telling yourself as if you were telling it to other people. Remember, someone is listening. Be conscious of what you say. Stop judging yourself so harshly. Accept your imperfections. Back up for a better view. Distract yourself to reboot your mind .
A new study published in Sociology of Religion suggests that prayer can help ease people’s anxiety , but whether it does so depends on the personality of the God they believe in.
Loving God, please grant me peace of mind and calm my troubled heart. My soul is like a turbulent sea. I can’t seem to find my balance so I stumble and worry constantly. Give me the strength and clarity of mind to find my purpose and walk the path you’ve laid out for me.
Prayer for the Faithful Departed Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. O Lord, your sorrowing Mother stood by your cross; help us in our sorrows to share your sufferings.
St. Anthony of Padua , known as the patron saint of lost articles, is credited with recovering lost people, items and stolen goods. In some cultures, the faithful petition him when in search of love.
Shanti mantra is chanted to calm the mind of the reciter and the nature around her/him. Traditionally, a Shanti mantra ends with three recitations of “Shanti”, which is believed to remove obstacles and calm the three reals: Physical, Divine, and Internal.