An Advocate's Prayer | NAMI

O God of Light and Knowledge, — we pray that darkness, fear and ignorance about serious mental illnesses might be dispelled by the light of knowledge.

We pray for Peace and Wholeness – for those with troubled minds and hearts, that broken lives and relationships might be mended.

We ask for Understanding — that the walls of stigma, labels, exclusion and marginalization might be broken down through education and advocacy

We pray for Healing — for men, women and children living with mental illness, for better treatment, for steadier recovery, for greater opportunity to work and serve.

We ask for Faith and Hope – for those who feel no one cares.  Dispel their despair through a cup of cold water, an outstretched arm, a listening ear, a committed advocate.

We offer our Thanks – for new discoveries in medical research, for faithful caregivers, for dedicated mental health professionals and persistent researchers.

Most of all, O God of Steadfast Love, we thank you for your Love — that sustains the weary, that defends the weak, that sets the lonely in families, that brings beauty out of ashes, that brings a song in the nightthat inspires courage to hope, to watch, to work for a new and brighter Day.


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