Friday, November 16, 2007

Prayer to Saint Monica: Patroness of Addiction and Disappointing Children

Blessed Lord, Saint Monica was the mother of Saint Augustine and for many years prayed, cried, and did penances for her son. As a result, he became a Doctor of the Church and one of Her greatest theologians. She is the patron saint of alcoholics and other addictions, and children who disappoint their parents, so I ask her to pray for all those I know who are taking a long time finding a true relationship with You, especially those trapped by addictions. I also ask her to pray for all parents. Lord, give them signs of hope. And I offer up my sufferings as penances on behalf of those who most need Your forgiveness.

Saint Monica, pray for us. Amen.

from Daily Prayers with the Saints for the New Millennium, by Terry Ann Modica

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