Copyright  ©  All Rights Reserved.  This site is a non for profit website designed for assistance only.  Site builder cannot be held responsible for any errors or incorrect information provided.

A Nouwen Network Home About Us Prayers This Too Can Be Prayer Inspiration Network Resources PDFs More Resources Ways to Show Support Archives Links Contact

A Nouwen Network is unable to provide crisis support or counselling.

If you have Domestic Violence; Abuse; or Suicide issues, please seek professional advice on how to protect yourself, as well as seeking prayer support.

For 24/7 crisis support call Lifeline 13 11 14

Call 000 if life is in danger.

         Mental Illness
                    & Spirituality

‘Out of the depths


This website is funded

and developed by the Wood Family

in loving memory of

Mrs June Wood

Vale June Wood Details

One of the founding members of

A Nouwen Network.

A Nouwen Network is a ‘grassroots’ nonprofit outreach and receives no financial support from any organization. All activities are entirely voluntary.

The material presented is assembled in good faith. Links to other websites are inserted for convenience

NOTHING CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE IS INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE, NOR SHOULD IT BE CONSIDERED, MEDICAL ADVICE OR TO SERVE AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.

Share page:

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via e-mail Print
Home About Us Prayers This Too Can Be Prayer Inspiration  PDFs More Resources Ways to Show Support Archives Links Contact

FROM ‘A PRAYER FOR THE CAVE TIME’


Guardian of my soul, thank you,
for guiding me in the dark places,
for reaching me through the people of my life,
for drawing near to love me when I feel unlovable,
for teaching me how to tend my wounds,
for guarding me with words of truth
and moments of empowerment,
for allowing my pain and struggle
so that I can come to greater wholeness.


Joyce Rupp Dear Heart Come Home (2001) p.37



A PRAYER TO BE FREE FROM TIZZIES*


Dear God,


you who did not invent tizzies,
be with me when I get caught
in the wild worrying of my mind,
and the needless scurrying around
in my fearful heart.


Trip me up when I fret and stew
so I can see the trap of tizzies,
with their schemes to keep me
bunched up in stress and strain.


Let me fall headfirst into the truth
of your never-ending presence,
wrap your kind arms around me
and calm my doubts and fears.


Shout loudly in my spiritual ear
when my nerves get knotted,
my mind feels cramped,
and my stomach screams.


It may be difficult,
but do try to get my full attention,
because tizzies are not healthy,
and they definitely chase peace
out the front door of my heart.


Dear God, you did not invent tizzies,
I did,
and only I can send them on their way,
and I will,
if you strengthen me
to let go of my anxious hold
on what is nonessential.


Joyce Rupp


*A tizzy is a “state of frenzied excitement or distraction, especially over some trivial matter” (Webster’s New Unabridged Dictionary).


Taken from Out of the Ordinary, Copyright 2000 by Joyce Rupp. Used by

 permission of Ave Maria Press. All rights reserved.


(See                             )


>> NEXT PAGE >>



Joyce Rupp