Saint Dymphna is the patron saint of depression and those suffering with mental Illnesses, those under the influence of the devil, those suffering from anxiety, and runaways. The site of her death is known for healing the mentally ill and those with brain disorders.
Prayer on behalf of those afflicted with nervous illness
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.
I recommend to You in particular
(Here mention those you wish to pray for).
Be pleased to hear the prayers of
St. Dymphna and of your Blessed Mother.
Help of the sick and Comforter of the afflicted,
on behalf of those whom I recommend to the
love and compassion of Your Sacred Heart.
Give them 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.
May we all serve Your suffering members with a charity which may merit for us the reward of being united forever in Heaven with You, our Divine Head, who lives and reigns with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit forever. Amen.
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
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.
(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 well. 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. Amen.