Prayer When in the Depths of Despair

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God of tender mercies,  
you cherish each one of us, for you created us.  
When it feels overwhelming to be alive, call us by name.  
Shine your light in our darkness,  
and beckon us from despair.  
Give us courage to reach out for help and healing,  
and remind us that you never abandon us.  
We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus,  
who walked this earth and understands our pain. Amen. 

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Sr. Regina Scaringella

A Sister of Saint Dominic of Caldwell, New Jersey, Sr. Regina (Gina) Scaringella, OP, has been assistant editor of Give Us This Day since January 2022. She works remotely from New Jersey, with occasional visits to Collegeville. Before entering religious life, Sr. Gina was a medical editor and a teacher of foreign languages.

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