Roman Catholic Church
Patron Saint of:
Mental illness, dementia, Alzheimers,
stress, neurological disorders,
psychologists, neurologists and psychiatrists
Prayer of St Dymphna
(for nervousness or distress)
I turn to you, dear virgin and martyr,
Confident of your power with God
and of your willingness
to take my cause into your hands.
I praise and bless the Lord for giving you to us
As patron of the nervous and emotionally disturbed.
I firmly hope that through your kind intercession
He will restore my lost serenity and peace of mind.
May He speak to my heart and reassure me:
"My peace I give you.
Let not your heart be troubled nor let it be afraid."
Pray for me, dear St. Dymphna,
that my nervous and emotional turmoil may cease,
and that I may again know
serenity and personal peace.
Prayer in Honor of Saint Dymphna
Lord Jesus Christ,
You have willed that St. Dymphna should be
Invoked by thousands of clients as the
Patroness of nervous and mental disease and
Have brought it about that her interest in these
Patients should be an inspiration to, and an
Ideal of charity throughout the world.
Grant that, through the prayers of this
Youthful martyr of purity, those who suffer
From nervous and mental illness everywhere
On earth may be helped and consoled.
Be pleased to hear the prayers of
St. Dymphna and of Your Blessed Mother
Give those whom I recommend the patience to
Bear with their affliction and
Resignation to do Your divine will.
Give them the consolation they need and
Especially the cure they so much desire,
If it be Your will,
Through Christ our Lord.
Prayer in Honor of St. Dymphna
Lord, our God, you graciously chose
St. Dymphna as patroness of those afflicted
With mental and nervous disorders.
She is thus an inspiration and a symbol of charity
To the thousands who ask her intercession.
Please grant, Lord, through the prayers
Of this pure youthful martyr,
Relief and consolation to all suffering such trials,
And especially those for whom we pray.
(Here mention those for whom you wish to pray).
We beg you, Lord, to hear the prayers
Of St. Dymphna on our behalf.
Grant all those for whom we pray
Patience in their sufferings
And resignation to your divine will.
Please fill them with hope, and grant them
The relief and cure they so much desire.
We ask this through Christ our Lord
Who suffered agony in the garden.