Struggling with Scrupulosity

Discussion in 'Prayer requests' started by RosaryWielder, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. RosaryWielder

    RosaryWielder Hoping to get into the Illuminative stage soon.

    Last night, I struggled with temptation, and there was one moment where I got so close to falling that I’m not sure whether I did or not. All day I have been going back and forth between at some instances think I did fall and other times thinking I didn’t and need to trust in God’s Mercy.

    I need prayers that I stop going back and forth on this and just listen to and trust in God. This scrupulous thinking is interfering with my prayers and making me more vulnerable to temptations. On top of that, I’ve been trying to step up my efforts of evangelizing my family and local community -particularly this one guy I keep bumping into on the streets- this past week, and these scrupulous thoughts are taking my focus off of that as well.

    I won’t be going to mass until this Thursday, please pray that I don’t worry between now and then, but simply know whether to go to confession or trust and receive Holy Communion by then.
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  2. Mario

    Mario Powers


    My prayers are with you!

    My younger daughter, now 25 and expecting her first child, struggled with scrupulosity for about 5 years until she was 20. She was very repetitive with certain bedtime routines and was frequently overreacting and accusing herself of sin. We would pray with her about it periodically and let her know almost every day that we loved her whole bunches. Through experience, she is now able to nip her scrupulous mindset in the bud. You too will be able with God's grace to learn to do the same!

    Open your heart to the love of God every day; to Him you're one-of-a-kind and He loves you without measure. Have Mary wrap you in her Mantle and pray everyday to your guardian angel. If a persistent memory is coming to mind ask Jesus for His Mercy to enter that memory and bring healing. Be patient and know there is light at the end of the tunnel in this process!:)

    Jesus, we trust in You!(y)
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  3. lynnfiat

    lynnfiat Fiat Voluntas Tua

    Years ago my husband struggled with a sin that kept creeping up that he was struggling with. He caught a Priest going into Mass in the parking lot of the Church and told him of his struggle. The Priest asked him if he had confessed the sin and he said that he had. The Priest then told him that every time his thoughts went to this, he was slapping Jesus on the face! Perhaps you should think about this when you are struggling with scrupulous behavior. Believe in His mercy! I will pray for you.
  4. padraig

    padraig New Member

    This is such a Huge Cross my heart goes out to you.

    Perhaps cultivating a Devotion to Divine Mercy and reading St Faustina Kowalski's Diary might help.

    I am fortunate in this regard. My sins are so huge and terrible they kind of wipe out scruples. I know I am totally dependent on God's Mercy.
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  5. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    It is true what the priest told him. We have to remember we are in a spiritual battle at all times and that battle requires faith. Lord I do believe, help my unbelief!
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  6. Sanctus

    Sanctus "Pray, pray ,pray!"

    Prayers needed here too if possible. Thanks.
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  7. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Prayers going up tonight.
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  8. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    We are all at Gods mercy!
  9. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    Yes! Praying for all!
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  10. Sanctus

    Sanctus "Pray, pray ,pray!"

    Praying to Padre Pio and sending my Guardian Angel to him for direction as he suggested.
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  11. Sanctus

    Sanctus "Pray, pray ,pray!"

    I think Padre Pio said that anyone could send their Guardian Angel to him when he was alive.
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