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SCHIZOPHRENIA WEEK

Prayer for Inclusion


Creator God, we are your people.
We look to the future with optimism and with faith in you,
as we pursue our call to provide justice and fullness of life for all people with Mental Illness.
We pray that every man, woman and child
may develop their potential and meet you
in themselves and in one another.
May we enjoy a totally welcoming community,
with you as our center, joined hand in hand with our sisters and brothers.
We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Based on the Pastoral Statement of US Catholic Bishops on People with Disabilities – NCPD Council (National Catholic Partnership on Disability)

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Prayer by Margaret Ann Holt:


Anti-stigma resources:

Holy God, we come confessing to You that, even as we follow You,
we often live in direct contrast to who You are.

We know that people with schizophrenia need understanding and support,
but instead many experience stigma and exclusion.

Lord we say we are your followers, but don’t follow your example.

Give us a heart to be open to those who long for acceptance and love.

Forgive us for those times when we have shunned others because of our ignorance and fear.

Lord hear our prayer.

Lord, you suffered loneliness in the Garden of Gethsemane while the apostles slept.

We pray for those who cannot sleep, who feel lonely and isolated, rejected or misunderstood.

Teach us how to be caring, how to listen.

Lord hear our prayer.

Loving and Caring God, we pray for those who do not feel loved or know how to love themselves.

Bless them with your grace and give them strength and courage to face the future and teach us how to reach out in gentle friendship.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Loving God, we pray for those who live with schizophrenia. In your deep compassion, bless them with a sense of well-being that only your peace can bring.

Grace their family and friends with a confidence and commitment to remain supportive and encouraging of them.

Touch the hearts and minds of the community, that we might have a more accurate and compassionate understanding and acceptance of their journey.

Enlighten the minds of those who seek to predict, treat and prevent this debilitating illness.

These prayers were prepared by members of St Joseph and St Anthony Parish, Bracken Ridge for Schizophrenia Awareness Week 2015.

See also:

Prayer for Schizophrenia

Prayer of support of those affected by mental illness by Margaret Ann Holt

Anti-stigma resources