I need Prayers. It's hard to ask sometimes

As the day of Confirmation draws near,so does my anxiety. Let me be frank. The honeymoon period of coming into the Catholic Faith is over. The reality of the Church teachings has come into plain site. I am not on the fence by the way. I am just starting to feel as though I am inadequate to make the cut. It is really affecting my emotional well being. All of a sudden I hear the whispers of “you can’t be a Catholic…your too much of a sinner to walk that narrow road”. I hope I am making sense because I don’t know any other words to describe what I am dealing with. One minute I am fine and full of confidence. The next minute I am looking at what I don’t have in life and focusing on all of my problems. I feel as though I am in desperate need of the Sacraments.

Please pray for me. I feel lost today and am losing site of hope and I can’t explain why.:shrug:

God Bless, Tim

Always remember—the Church isn’t a museum for saints but a hospital for sinners. Just because you are baptized or confirmed doesn’t mean you are going to automatically stop sinning. That’s what we have the sacraments for.

Prayer sent.

To all your critics I would say, let the person who is without sin cast the first stone. Becoming a Catholic is a grace from God, don’t let the evil on confuse you into thinking your not worthy. No one is without sin and if not for God’s mercy no person could be a true Christian. Being a Catholic is a daily journey with Christ; I pray for you that during this Lenten season you may grow in faith, hope, trust and find the peace in your life that only Jesus Christ can give you.
God Bless You,


I wrote a reply to this which could be constituted as advice and which I hoped would help you right now. Then I realized, we are not allowed to give advice in this forum, but only to pray. But if you do want advice from the many of us who have struggled just as you, please post in Spirtuality as well and I’m sure you will receive some good insight.

In the meantime, please know that you are in our prayers, and in mine this week -

Don’t give up hope!

Many Blessings,
M :slight_smile:

Praying for you Tim. Remember that everyone else on the narrow road is a sinner, too.

Hello, teadough,

We all struggle with sin, it is part of the human condition, you will be fine. My suggestion (if you are not already) is that you go to confession and Mass weekly, if you are able and pray the Rosary often.

I will pray for you.

Remember, Jesus loves you!

Do rest assured you are joining the ranks of sinners - and not pseudo sinners either. Be comforted and be in Peace. Satan will certainly try to undermine your Faith and your confidence in Jesus of Mercy to whom we constantly appeal as those in need of Mercy…Keeping you in daily prayer…:signofcross:

We’re all sinners. We just have to persevere as best we can. Praying very hard for you!

Praying for your intentions:

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

God Bless
In Jesus through Mary

Desert time, Tim! It’s a natural time of spiritual growth. We have to walk by faith, not by feelings. This is one sinner that will be praying for you, as I seem to be walking in the desert quite a bit anymore. God Bless you!

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.


I took your advice and made a separate thread in the Spirituality section and have had some wonderful feedback.

Thanks to everyone on this thread who has prayed for me. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.

In Christ, Tim

I will be praying for you Tim.

We beseech thee, Master, to be our helper and protector.
Save the afflicted among us; have mercy on the lowly;
raise up the fallen; appear to the needy; heal the ungodly;
restore the wanderers of thy people;
feed the hungry; ransom our prisoners;
raise up the sick; comfort the faint-hearted.

Clement of Rome (1st Century)

Praying for you :gopray2:

Tim, as a recent RCIA candidate and new catholic for one year now, I have to say that living the catholic life is tough- but well worth it. I am praying for you :slight_smile: