Prayer for This Month

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PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO STRUGGLE WITH ADDICTION
God of life, You made us in Your perfect image to live in Your love and to give You glory, honor and praise.  Open our hearts to Your healing power.   Come, Lord Jesus, calm our souls just as You whispered “Peace” to the stormy sea.  St. Jude, holy Apostle, in our need we reach out to you.  We beg you to intercede for us that we may find strength to overcome our illnesses.  Bless all those who struggle with addiction.  Touch them, heal them, reassure them of the Father’s constant love.  Remain at our side, St. Jude, to chase away all evil temptations, fears and doubts.  May the quiet assurance of your loving presence illuminate the darkness in our hearts and bring lasting peace.

Amen.