I was getting wound up really fast and needed a prayer to help me calm down! Calm down ASAP! This whole motherhood thing was about to kill me! I went to my priest for some advice! I explained to him that I was taking some deep breaths, but I was not achieving the level of serenity I know God can provide! I was finding myself practically yelling at Jesus that I needed patience, and I needed it NOW opposed to calmly talking to the man upstairs. To sum it up in my own words, my priest suggested finding my happy place, clearing my mind, using my indoor voice, and saying this prayer every morning!
O Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore You.
Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me.
Tell me what I should do; give me Your orders.
I promise to submit myself to all that You desire of me
and to accept all that You permit to happen to me.
Let me only know Your Will.
-Desire Joseph Cardinal Mercier (1851-1926)
I put this prayer on my fridge and say it in the morning over my morning cup of happiness (coffee). I have actually found myself feeling more at peace and joyful about the day. I have gone from trying to carry all of the burdens in my life to just handing them over to God. Man, I feel lighter already. I should have tried this burden diet earlier. Wake up, give glory to God, and remind myself HE is in control/ has my back….repeat daily.