Help Me To Discern Today, O God of all days, give me an experience of your heart. Draw me deep into your very being, into the core of your love for me, others, and the world.
“I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
Prayer for a Calm Mind I breathe out a deep sigh from within my soul and ask, will You please quiet my storm? Help me remember all Your goodness to me. Deliver me from anxiety and the battle that rages for control of my mind . Amen.
Apostle Paul mentions the gift of discerning of spirits in 1 Cor. 12:10. St. John Chrysostom in the interpretation of this passage says that these words mean the ability to tell who is spiritual and who is not, who is prophet and who is not since at the time of Apostle Paul, there were false prophets deluding people.
James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” So you can pray for more wisdom and discernment . You can also get more discernment by reading the Bible.
Be honest before God, and humbly let the Spirit expose the stronghold in the darkness. Pray , “Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind.” When the Holy Spirit shows you an area of darkness, repent. You may need to overcome the instinct of defend yourself.
7 ways to protect your brain —and your thinking power Get regular exercise. Control your risk for heart problems. Manage your blood sugar levels. Reduce or stop using certain medications. Protect against hearing loss and social isolation. Limit stress and get the sleep you need. Avoid all types of head injury.
St. Dymphna is the patron saint of mental illness and anxiety.