Mental Health Challenges

Updated: Mar 28



A Message from the Editor


Mental illness has affected my family as it has many others. The challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic have had a profound impact of the mental health of many thousands of people and have resulted in many suicides. Please keep those with mental health challenges in your prayers.


The Covid-10 pandemic has also resulted in an increase of drug addiction and increased use of pornography on the internet. We have interview with a leading psychologist on the pornography challenge.


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Prayers


Prayers for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding


For the Sick Person


O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need: We humbly ask that you behold, visit, and relieve those who suffer from depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. Look upon them with the eyes of your mercy; comfort them with a sense of your goodness; preserve them from the temptations of the enemy; and give them patience under their affliction. In your good time, restore them to health, and enable them to lead the rest of their life in reverence of you, and to your glory. Grant that finally they may dwell with you in life everlasting, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


For Recovery


O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers: Mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to your children who suffer with mental illnesses the help of your power, that their sickness may be turned into health, and our concern into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


For Strength and Confidence


Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve those challenged by serious and chronic mental and emotional illnesses. Give your power of healing to those who minister to their needs, that they may be strengthened in their weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


For Doctors and Nurses [Mental Health Care Providers


Sanctify, O Lord, those whom you have called to the study and practice of the arts of healing, and to the prevention disease and pain. Strengthen them by your life-giving Spirit, that by their ministries the health of the community may be promoted and your creation glorified; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


For the Sick Person


O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need: We humbly ask that you behold, visit, and relieve those who suffer from depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. Look upon them with the eyes of your mercy; comfort them with a sense of your goodness; preserve them from the temptations of the enemy; and give them patience under their affliction. In your good time, restore them to health, and enable them to lead the rest of their life in reverence of you, and to your glory. Grant that finally they may dwell with you in life everlasting, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


For Recovery


O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers: Mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to your children who suffer with mental illnesses the help of your power, that their sickness may be turned into health, and our concern into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


For Strength and Confidence


Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve those challenged by serious and chronic mental and emotional illnesses. Give your power of healing to those who minister to their needs, that they may be strengthened in their weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


For Doctors and Nurses [Mental Health Care Providers]


Sanctify, O Lord, those whom you have called to the study and practice of the arts of healing, and to the prevention disease and pain. Strengthen them by your life-giving Spirit, that by their ministries the health of the community may be promoted and your creation glorified; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need: We humbly ask that you behold, visit, and relieve those who suffer from depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. Look upon them with the eyes of your mercy; comfort them with a sense of your goodness; preserve them from the temptations of the enemy; and give them patience under their affliction. In your good time, restore them to health, and enable them to lead the rest of their life in reverence of you, and to your glory. Grant that finally they may dwell with you in life everlasting, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


For Recovery


O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers: Mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to your children who suffer with mental illnesses the help of your power, that their sickness may be turned into health, and our concern into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


For Strength and Confidence


Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve those challenged by serious and chronic mental and emotional illnesses. Give your power of healing to those who minister to their needs, that they may be strengthened in their weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


A Prayer for Doctors and Nurses [Mental Health Care Providers]


Sanctify, O Lord, those whom you have called to the study and practice of the arts of healing, and to the prevention disease and pain. Strengthen them by your life-giving Spirit, that by their ministries the health of the community may be promoted and your creation glorified; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. by National Alliance for Mental Health


Prayer for murdered human rights workers and justice activists

Murder and death on Philippine soil, true Christians

killed for their faith in justice, love and truths,

they loved, like you, Lord the downtrodden,

and were killed by brutes.

They believed and worked for the dignity and rights of all,

They were captured and killed and brought to a deadly fall.

Lord you led the way by your passion and death, by your sacrifice for those oppressed,

May we imitate that love and uplift those crushed and depressed.

With you we never stop to work for justice and truth, and undo the evil at it root.

We walk in your footsteps, on the path of service to the poor,

and in spirit we are one with they who suffer and endure.

Amen by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism


A Prayer for the Asian Americans Murdered in Georgia


Good and gracious God,


I know you are always with us both speaking and listening to us. Today, I bring the sadness of the Asian American community that were killed in Georgia. It reminded me of the times I spent at an Asian American school in Chicago, helping the teachers to work with students in the area of Math. They were interested, enthusiastic and attentive to their lessons. Each weekend they took their math books home for study. They strove to be good members of their class and of society.


This group in Georgia woke up thinking it was a day to bring that goodness to the society in which they live with the joy of the newness of the day and the opportunity to help themselves or others during this day. Instead, an unfortunately deranged man took their lives. Please help their families Lord, to continue to do the work you have planned for them. Help them to continue their kindness and consideration for all they come in contact with. Help them to realize the goodness and joy we experience in interacting with the Asian community with all the gifts and abilities they have. Help them to forgive the person who hurt their family's progress and goodness in life. There is no reason to hurt anyone of God's children but continue to give them the love and respect they deserve as members of the Body of Christ.


Dear Lord, we ask you to bless them and keep them in your warm embrace now in time of their need. We ask you this through Christ Our Lord. Amen. by Eileen Quinn Knight, Ph.D. Profiles in Catholicism


A Prayer for Those Who Were Murdered in the Colorado Grocery Store


Dear Lord


Please welcome all who were murdered in the Colorado Grocery Store into your infinite loving embrace and comfort their survivors. Also give the members of the US. Congress the guts to pass legislation that would reduce this grievous loss of life through gun violence.,

by Gordon Nary Profiles in Catholicism


A Prayer for Eric Talley


Dearest Lord,


Please embrace your loyal servant Eric Talley close to your heart and give his wife and seven children the strength to cope with the loss of their beloved father. in the Colorado Grocery Store massacre. Heaven is blessed to have him with all of your other saints.

by Sarah Lyon Profiles in Catholicism



A Quote to Remember


"Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of Grace. The gift of Grace increases as the struggle increases." -

by St Rose of Lima


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