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April 23, 2024

“Prayer is a surge of the heart, it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”
— St. Therese of Lisieux

Praying to the LordMany times during your healing journey, you will cry out to God in desperation, “Lord, help me!” The same way that Peter did when he tried to walk on the water and suddenly found himself sinking into the black, tumultuous waves.

A recent article in the Forums of Mary described these as “instant prayers” that “give you access to unexpected blessings and graces,” usually during a crisis or time of urgent need.

You will encounter occasions when you need a turbo-charged spiritual boost to get you back on track or to stop you from falling into despair or to help you deal with turmoil. “Unforeseen events can lead us to respond unexpectedly with prayer without delay at the right time,” the author said.

These are prayers that can help you when you feel overwhelmed with burdens, assaulted by a crisis, or floundering because of a tragedy.

Spontaneous prayers boost us spiritually and give us armor for the battle. Psalm 50 urges us: “Call on me in the day of trouble, and I will deliver you and you will honor Me.”

The prayers the author suggests we resort to are simple but powerful:

“Lord, help me!”
“Lord, allow something good to come out of this suffering!”
“Lord, I give this to you!”
“I give up, Lord, you take care of it!”
“Lord, please handle this and please protect me!”
“Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner!”
“Thy will be done, Lord!”

They are all powerful and effective. Say them in times of trial and trouble, and you will feel an instant infusion of grace to get you through.

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