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DEPRESSION P2

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Simple Christian prayers comfort and inspire those with depression.


Depression, a common mental illness, affects both the depressed individual and everyone who loves him or her. The following prayers — prayer for light in the darkness of depression, prayer for loved ones of the depressed, blessing for treating depression, and thanksgiving for healing of depression — can be used by a Christian who wishes ask God to bless and guide the depressed and his/her loved ones.



A PRAYER WHEN FEELING LOW


Loving Lord Jesus, whose hands are underneath our lowest feelings to support us as we rest in you. Hold me in this dark place and sustain my life with your hope. Let the light of your love warm my heart, and your Holy Spirit, the Comforter, be with me to lift me up. Amen.


Heavenly Father, I know I am close to despair. I feel so tempted to give up, to withdraw from life and religion and let the world simply carry me along.
Everything seems so meaningless and nothing appeals to my better instincts.
Help me to remember that Jesus gave meaning to everything in the world.
Let me bank on that fact and get over this time of despair,
to really believe in the depths of my being that there is a reason for living.
Show me the reason for my life and tell me what I must do.
Bring home to me that I am never alone, but that You are with me even in the depths of despair. Remind me that no matter what I may endure now,
an unending joy awaits me in the future if I but cling tightly to You
and your Son Jesus in the unity of the Spirit. Amen


From: Prayers for Those in Despair:    



Prayers for Those in Despair