Prayers to Saint Dymphna and More

Patronage: mental disorders, neurological disorders, runaways, victims of incest, depression, anxiety
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And whosoever shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me; it were better for him that a millstone were hanged around his neck, and he were cast into the sea. (St. Mark Ch. 9:41)
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See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.
(St. Matthew Ch. 18:10)
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THE LITANY OF SAINT DYMPHNA 
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Lord have mercy on us. 
Christ have mercy on us. 
Lord have mercy on us. 
Christ hear us. 
Christ graciously hear us. 
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God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. 
God the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy on us. 
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us. 
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us. 
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Holy Mary, Virgin Mother of God, pray for us.
Health of the sick, pray for us. 
Comforter of the afflicted, pray for us. 
Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us. 
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St. Dymphna, virgin and Martyr, pray for us.
St. Dymphna, daughter of royal parents, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, child of great beauty of soul and body, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, docile to the lessons of thy pious mother, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, obedient to thy saintly confessor, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, who abandoned the court of thy father to 
escape the danger of impurity, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, who chose a life of poverty on earth so that thou might lay up 
treasures in Heaven, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, who sought consolation at Holy Mass, Communion and prayer, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, ardent lover of the Divine Bridegroom, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, devoted to the Mother of God, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, beheaded by thine own father, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, Martyr of holy purity, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, brilliant example of Christian youth, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, renowned for many miracles, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, glory of Ireland and Belgium, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, full of compassion for those in need, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, protectress against all nervous and mental disorders, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, consoler of the afflicted, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, friend of the helpless, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, comforter of the despondent, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, light of those in mental darkness, pray for us. 
St. Dymphna, patroness of those who suffer with nervous and mental diseases, pray for us.
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That we may love the lord our God with all our hearts and above all things, 
pray for us. 
That we may hate sin and avoid all occasion of sin, pray for us. 
That we may carefully preserve the virtue of purity to our state, pray for us. 
That we may receive the Sacraments frequently, pray for us. 
That we may obtain the spirit of prayer, pray for us. 
That we may be humble and obedient, resigning ourselves to God’s Holy Will, 
pray for us. 
That we may learn to have confidence in God during our afflictions, pray for us. 
That we may obtain the grace of final perseverance, pray for us.
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In moments of temptation, pray for us. 
In times of sickness, disease, war, and persecution, pray for us. 
In our last illness, pray for us. 
And at the hour of our death, pray for us.
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Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, spare us O Lord 
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us O Lord. 
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
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Pray for us Saint Dymphna, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
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Let us Pray.
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O God, since Thou didst give St. Dymphna to Thy Church as a model of all virtues, especially holy purity, and willed that she shouldst seal her faith with her innocent blood and perform numerous miracles, grant that we who honor her as patroness of those afflicted with nervous and mental illness, may continue to enjoy her powerful intercession and protection and attain eternal life. Through Christ our 
Lord. Amen.
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PRAYER TO SAINT DYMPHNA IN ANY AFFLICTION
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Compassionate St Dymphna, who restored health and soundness of mind to so many through the power of thy heavenly Bridegroom, Jesus Christ, behold me (or mention the person afflicted) in this suffering. Trusting in thy powerful intercession, I beg thee to ask Jesus, the merciful Healer of the sick, to restore me (or . . . ) that, helped by this grace I (he, she) may serve Him better and promote devotion to thee together with the many others who have experienced thy help. Amen (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father)
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PRAYER TO SAINT DYMPHNA FOR THOSE AFFLICTED WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
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Lord Jesus Christ, Who hast willed that St Dymphna should be invoked by thousands of clients as the patroness of nervous and mental diseases and hast brought about that her interest in these patients should be an inspiration to and an ideal of charity at her great shrine and throughout the world. Grant that, through the prayers of this youthful martyr of purity, those who suffer from nervous and mental illness everywhere on earth may be helped and consoled. I recommend to Thee in particular . . . (here mention those you wish to pray for).
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Be pleased to hear the prayers of Saint Dymphna and of Thy blessed Mother, Health of the Sick and Comfortress of the Afflicted, in behalf of those whom I recommend to the love and compassion of Thy Sacred Heart. Give them the consolation they need and especially the cure they so much desire, if it be Thy will. May we all serve Thy suffering members with a charity that may merit for us the reward of being united forever in heaven with Thee, Our Divine Head, who livest and reignest with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit forever. Amen.
O God, we beg Thee through Thy servant, St Dymphna, who sealed with her blood the love she had for Thee, her eternal Spouse, to grant relief to those in our midst who suffer from mental afflictions and nervous disorders.
Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
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PRAYER TO OUR LORD FOR INNER HEALING
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Lord Jesus, Thou came to heal our wounded and troubled hearts. I beg Thee to heal the torments that cause anxiety in my heart; I beg Thee, in a particular way, to heal all who are the cause of sin. I beg Thee to come into my life and heal me of the psychological harms that struck me in my early years and from the injuries that they caused through my life.
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Lord Jesus, Thou know my burdens. I lay them all on Thine Good Shepherd’s Heart. I beseech Thee by the merits of the great, open wound in Thine Heart-to heal the small wounds that are in mine. Heal the pain of my memories, so that nothing that has happened to me will cause me to remain in pain and anguish, filled with anxiety.
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Heal, O Lord, all those wounds that have been the cause of all the evil that is rooted in my life. I want to forgive all those who have offended me. Look to those inner sores that make me unable to forgive. Thou Who came to forgive the afflicted of heart, please, heal my own heart.
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Heal, my Lord Jesus, those intimate wounds that cause me physical illness. I offer Thee my heart. Accept it, Lord, purify it and give me the sentiments of Thine Divine Heart. Help me to be meek and humble.
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Heal me, O Lord, from the pain caused by the death of my loved ones, which is oppressing me. rant me to regain peace and joy in the knowledge that Thou are the Resurrection and the Life. Make me an authentic witness to Thy Resurrection, Thy victory over sin and death, Thine living presence among us. Amen.
(Amorth, Fr. Gabriel)
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PRAYER TO SAINT RAPHAEL FOR HEALING 
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Glorious Archangel St. Raphael, great Prince of the Heavenly Court, Thou are illustrious for Thine gifts of wisdom and grace. Thou are a guide of those who journey by land or sea or air, consoler of the afflicted, and refuge of sinners. I beg Thee, assist me in all my needs and in all the sufferings of this life, as once Thou helped the young Tobias on his travels. Because Thou are the “medicine of God” I humbly pray Thee to heal the many infirmities of my soul and the ills that afflict my body. I especially ask of Thee the favor (here mention your special intention), and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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