Merciful God, in the birth of your Son Jesus Christ in Bethlehem you became one of us; you shared our joy, suffering and pain. We thank you for taking refuge in Egypt and for identifying yourself with refugees and victims of political power. We thank you for your suffering on the cross and for identifying yourself with those who suffer from injustice and live under occupation.
I have 2 sons that are addicts one to herion and meth and the other to alcohol I’m so worn out and tired I’ve been praying and trying to keep my faith in God my son that’s addicted to herion is facing prison time I just can’t get thru to him he doesn’t want help plz pray for him that God will restore him and my other son he drinks goes into rages has a lot of anger hate etc he says it because his Dad abandoned him when he was 8 yrs old the other was 10 I guess that really affected them plz pray for him as well they are so lost I know God can do anything I tell God plz lord don’t let them leave this earth without them knowing you being saved that’s my biggest fear God bless you all and thank you .

This page has three prayers asking God for inner peace, one which reminds us that God is our source of strength, and another which likens the presence of God to a gentle flame burning within us. The last prayer is the famous "Serenity Prayer" - you may wish to meditate on these words as you seek God for inner calm and emotional strength in your life.
Holy One, you do not distance yourself from the pain of your people, but in Jesus bear that pain with us and bless all who suffer at others’ hands. Hallow my flesh and all creation; with your cleansing love bring me healing and strength; and by your justice, lift me up, that in the body you have given me, I may again rejoice. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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