Dear Lord,

I have been experiencing many difficulties in my life–many of them caused by my own mind, and how I respond to new and extensive stress. I know I have lost sight of you, but I still want to make the right decisions. I pray that you can help me overcome my mental difficulties despite some of the things I might believe. And above all, help me to be myself, and to be calm and hold my beliefs firm despite how others may be acting or saying around me or about you. I know you are real. I’ve had my experiences. Help me be loving and calm even when it’s hard because I’m angry or afraid or uncomfortable.