With new beginnings and the potential of overwhelm, falling into stress can be too easy. But how do you counteract that stress in a wholesome and simple way? One way of relief is offering up your worries and stress to God through prayer! Here are three prayers to help you overcome stress and turn to God:
The Surrender Novena
“O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!” (10 times)
Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.
Prayer to St. Dymphna
I turn to you, dear virgin and martyr, confident of your power with God and of your willingness to take my cause into your hands.
As patroness of the nervous and emotionally distressed, I firmly hope that through your kind intercession He will restore my lost serenity. Please gain for me the grace that He may expel from my soul the evil spirit of depression, hatred, fear and any other negative forces that may dwell within. May He speak to my heart and reassure me: “My peace I give you. Let not your heart be troubled nor let it be afraid.”
Pray for me, dear St. Dymphna, that my nervous and emotional turmoil may cease, and that I may again know serenity and personal peace.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Allow these prayers to encompass you in peace and patience. Reflect on them and see your value in God’s eyes. He will always be near if only we remember his Goodness and Love.