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How Can Prayer Help Us Heal?

Sometimes as we’re healing, we feel emotions that can overwhelm us so much and be so debilitating that they feel as though they are detracting from our recovery. When we feel helpless, when we feel powerless and out of control, when we’re consumed with fear, we can feel like we’re going backward in our recovery and that we’ll never get better. In these moments, we often don’t know what to do or where to turn. We feel as though no one understands us or can relate to us. We feel alone with our pain. Many of us use prayer at times like this. For those of us with a religious background, prayer might be something we turn to on a regular basis. For the rest of us though, we can have a hard time using something like prayer that isn’t second nature to us, that doesn’t come easily or naturally for us. We might doubt its effectiveness and ability to help us. We might be skeptical and hesitant to even give it a try. How can prayer help us to heal?

Prayer can be the solution when we don’t have one

When we’re feeling like we have nowhere to turn, no recourse against the pain of our addictions and mental health issues, sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves is to stop trying to solve problems we don’t yet understand, to stop resisting things that are meant to teach us lessons and provide direction. Prayer helps us to align with the energy of receiving – receiving help from our higher power, receiving guidance, receiving answers to our questions and solutions to our problems. When we pray, we open our hearts. We quiet our minds. We become more open and receptive to healing solutions. We feel comforted in times of desperation. We feel supported and held when we’re feeling most alone. When we can move in the direction of feeling more positive, more at peace, because we’re feeling comforted, loved and supported, we are aligning ourselves with the energy of healing. Fear and panic can close us off to that energy, but prayer can help us to move through all of our difficult emotions with faith and open-heartedness.

At The Guest House Ocala, we are uniquely equipped to help our guests heal from trauma-induced substance abuse, process addiction, anxiety and depression in a safe, comfortable and confidential setting. Call 855-483-7800 today for more information on our treatment programs.