Prayer For My Girlfriend’s Depression
5 Prayers For Help With Depression
My heart goes out to anyone who is suffering from depression short-term or long-term. It is overpowering at times and can even incapacitate you. It is such a strong force that takes a huge toll on the body. It makes you not want to get bed. It makes you incapable of doing normal activities.
It is a heavy burden for the mind. I want you to know that if you are suffering from depression that God loves you. He knows what you are going through. I know that I still suffer from this myself when I have to give my kids to my ex-wife.
I never wanted the divorce I was handed and I know my kids certainly didn’t either. I hope and pray that these prayers on depression can be a source of strength for you. I can honestly say I know how it feels and if you have any prayer requests, please feel free to leave them in the comments below.
I will pray for each and every single one of you that needs it.
Anticipating the Hurt
I can’t stop thinking about the fact that I only have a couple hours left before I give my kids back to their mommy. This is devastating me, Lord. I can feel depression trying to take its hold on me. Father I hate feeling this! I wish I had my children every day. Lord, I know that when they leave I am going to cry. I always get sad, Father.
Please wrap your arms around me and hold me through the heartache that is coming. I am so down right now. Lord, you have the power to lift this depression off of me and I pray that if it is your will that you would. If not, I know that every trial has a purpose and I want to learn from this if it lingers on.
You are sovereign and I trust You completely with my own well-being. I love You, Father. Amen
Those That Go Before Us
“I am relying completely on Your strength right now because I have none. I love You, Lord.”
Oh Lord in Heaven,
My heart is grieving! I was not ready for my dad to leave Earth yet. I know that You are not surprised by his passing and I also know that my dad is with You right now. I miss him, Father. He talked with me about your Holy Word. He showed me things that men should learn. He walked beside me when I was struggling.
He showcased a father’s love that was molded after Your precepts. My dad’s passing is taking its toll on me, Lord. Please walk beside me as I continue to grieve, Father. I am excited that he is with You, but I do miss him dearly now that he is not with me. Give me strength to get bed every morning and do the things that I am called to do.
I am relying completely on Your strength right now because I have none. I love You, Lord. Amen
I Feel Job
You know the turmoil that is going on in my heart, mind and soul right now. My friends are casting me away because of my convictions. They say that I need to be silent when it comes to speaking my mind on “touchy” subjects abortion.
Well, who is going to stand for the unborn? They cannot speak for themselves! My “friends” are uncomfortable with my stance on homosexuality. Lord, You say it is wrong and I am standing with You on this.Lord, where are the men and women of faith? I am so distraught! I need core Christian friendships! I want to have those close bonds Naomi and Ruth did, or David and Jonathon did.
I feel so alone, Job did as his “friends” berated and accused him of being a sinner over and over again! Lord, please bring me some real friendships that will last into Glory! I am so thankful for Your Son’s precious blood that was shed for me! I love You! Amen
I am at my wits end with being depressed over the injustice of this world. So many things are wrong with this world. Our brave men and women MIA are either passed away or being tortured every day. People are infecting others with HIV because of hatred.
My own children are being bullied in school and the teachers don’t even notice! My employer is finding reasons to lay people off that they don’t . This list goes on and on! I am not at peace right now, Father. I pray that You will take this overpowering depression off of me, Lord.
It is consuming my energy, both physically and mentally. This is a struggle that I cannot win without You, Father. Please carry me through these difficult times. I pray for Your peace that passes all understanding. That is true medicine for depression. I thank You for Your never-ending patience with me, Lord.
Be with me as I encounter these dark times daily. May Your will be done in all of this. Amen
Father in Heaven,
I have tried and tried to overcome the past transgressions done to me by people in my past. I thought my step dad loved me, but clearly his love was misguided and my innocence was taken. I can’t move past this! Father, I feel anger raging inside towards him.
I want to forgive him, but the scenes keep repeating in my mind. How do I move past this? I am so depressed over my step dad. He took from me what should have been given freely to my spouse on our wedding night. I feel dead inside.
I want to feel alive again, Lord! I know You have the power to raise the dead to life physically, and I know You can do the same spiritually. I believe Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” I know it is Your desire to be my Father and for me to be Your child.I beg of You, Lord! Please draw me so close to You that the past fades away. “You are beautiful beyond description. Too marvelous for words. Too wonderful for comprehension. nothing ever seen or heard.
Who can grasp Your infinite wisdom? Who can fathom the depth of Your love?” (I Stand In Awe, Mark Altrogge) I love You, Father! Please take this depression from me. Open my eyes that I may move past this and forgive my step dad. I praise Your name, Lord! Amen
Depression is a heavy burden. The Psalmist writes, “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you.” (Psalm 55:22a) As hard as it is some days, give your burdens to God and let Him deal with them. Trust in His healing hand to mend your broken heart. God is willing and able to do so. Call upon Him no matter how dark the storm is that you are in.
You don’t want to travel through it alone. As I said above, if you need prayer for depression, please feel free to respond in the comments and I will pray for each and every one of you. I have experienced depression (and still do sometimes) first hand.
You can be sure you have an advocate praying for you at the throne of the Most High God! God bless you as you live a life worthy of the calling!
Christian Depression Help
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Powerful Prayers for Depression [Quotes & Verses]
The feeling of worth is so powerful. Without the feeling of worth, one can begin to feel hopeless. When one feels hopeless, they want an escape. When one attempts to escape their life, they shut down and become prisoner to their negative thoughts and loneliness.
Depression is a physical, mental and spiritual condition. It is characterized by the consistent feeling of hopelessness and joylessness. It can come in a dark and dense cloud; its spirit of heaviness can weigh one down.
One of the ways to help prevent someone from falling down this slippery slope of depression is by going your way to make sure others in your community feel their worth.
The good Word of God paired with your own good word can be enough to change the outlook or condition of a troubled heart for the better. Practice compassion and make people feel they are important, they are loved and they are enough.
We all seek these fundamental needs; these desires were planted in our hearts by God.
Proverbs 12:25- Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down (depression), but a good word cheers it up.If you come across someone and see that they are struggling or having a tough time, offer them your support and encouragement. You don’t even need to worry about coming up with the most motivating and poetic thing to say to them.
It can be as simple and heartfelt as an embrace and telling them these three words, “You are enough.” Sharing these simple messages of affirmation has so much impact.
Compassion and love is what can make someone escape their hole and get back their life.
Unfortunately over the years, society has developed this stigma surrounding mental illnesses and depression that has done our community a huge disservice. This negative stigma inevitably pushes people suffering from depression away from seeking the help they need. It’s a double-edged sword.
Depression is often viewed as a weakness that can be remedied with an attitude adjustment. But in reality, it is more than just a slump or a period of sadness. There are some people who truly have mental illnesses. There are some people that have chemical imbalances in their brains and it’s not their fault.
It can stem from their upbringing, their influences or just simply a bad luck of the draw.
Mental illness and depression is not a choice. It is something that occurs over time. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, seek professional help immediately.
There is absolutely no shame in receiving help.
Psalm 31:22,24 – You heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help… Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
Everybody has that time where they hit rock bottom. It could be anything such as a bankruptcy, a divorce or a death of a loved one. Life happens to all of us at one point or another.You may feel you have hit a wall and life has you pinned down to the ground. You are lying flat on the ground and all you can do is look up. You feel stuck.
You feel paralyzed as you look up and see all the things you want, hope and desire just pass you by.
Psalm 34:18, 19 – The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (19) A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.
You lie there, and the decision is do you stand up and start fighting for those things you want, hope and desire? Or do you continue to lie there and stare at all the things you want, hope and desire?
There is no one else that can do anything for you. The only thing that is capable of destroying the cause, process and effects of depression is God’s hope and his word of hope.
The solution is to get God’s hope back inside of you. His hope will give you the clarity to once again see all the possibilities for your future.
Hope also gives you the motivation to take action and the encouragement to stay on the road to faith and joy.
God’s deliverance can set you free. However, it is in your responsibility to fight for your continued deliverance. You must make the decision; are you going to lie there on the ground and keep dreaming or stand up and start taking action?The second you stand up is the second that you succeed. The second you stand up is right when you become the hero. Whatever happens to you next is part of the journey of being a hero. You are your own hero the second you stand up.
Experience the glorious freedom and joy that God has for you. You have the power to succeed and you have the power to stand up. You have the power to achieve and make things happen.
Even if you “fail” and things don’t work out the way you expected, it’s okay. Why? Because the worth is in the journey. The worth is in standing up. The worth is in the exploration.
The worth isn’t necessarily in the outcome.
Psalm 37:23-24 – If the Lord delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumbles, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
So, how do you make a shift in your life? How do you make this change?
Stand up and start taking action. Fight for God’s outlook with all you have. Be your own hero.
Believe in the bible for it holds the mind and ways of God. Read scriptures and verses that resonate with you and inspire you. Meditate on them. Then say some of the prayers below or have your own conversation with God.
Within this freedom you will find more healing, deeper conversations with your soul and more clarity on the purpose of your existence. Stay steadfastly focused on the Lord and you will find peace and brighter days. You are important and you have value. You are not alone.
Isaiah 26:3-4, Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusts in Thee. Trust ye in the LORD forever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.
Psalm 126:5 – Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.
Uplift My Thoughts:
Dear God, I come to you in my hour of need. I ask you to touch my mind and uplift my thoughts, change my seeming realities that I’m thinking about my life, change my opinion of what is and what can be.
God, I ask that you to give me a sense of well being again. I pray that you help me find my smile, both on my face and in my soul. God I cannot do this by myself, so I turn to you, and I surrender.
In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.
O Christ Jesus, when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness, give us the sense of your presence, your love, and your strength. Help us to have perfect trust in your protecting love and strengthening power, so that nothing may frighten or worry us, for, living close to you, we shall see your hand,
your purpose, your will through all things.
-St. Ignatius of Loyola
Lift Me Up
Dear God, I pray that you will lift me up. Lift me up so I can get on with my life.
I do not know where to turn, God, so I ask you to work through me and to attract to me a life that will be everything that I need for sustained happiness and fulfillment.
I may not know what that is, God, but I trust that you do and that gives me hope. It also gives me hope that you can come through me, touch me, and uplift me.I give thanks, God, that this is now occurring in my life, and I decree that it is so.
In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.
Heal Hurt Feelings
Dear God, I pray that you will help me get beyond feeling weighed down by the burden of hurt feelings of the past. Help me to get beyond yesterday’s upset thoughts. I pray for healing. I know that nothing can withstand the healing power of God’s love. I open my heart to God’s love, and I bask in the glow of Divine light and understanding.
I pray for healing in God’s love today.
In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.
Release Feelings of Sadness
Dear God,I release all concerns and pray that with your help, all gloominess will be removed.
I release feelings of sadness, feel your powerful presence enfold me, and give thanks for your good that is governing every situation in my life.
I willingly let go and let God because I know that each time I do, I am opening the door to endless possibilities and complete joy. Help me lift my thoughts, Dear God, and feel the assurance of your presence.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Help Me Move Forward, God
Dear God,I ask you to help me cast out feelings of hopelessness, sadness, and frustration and help me move forward. I know you are beside me. I feel your surrounding comfort, understanding, and unconditional love, wrapping around me, a blanket, calming my fears and lightening my heart. Thank you, Dear God, for always being there for me and with me, each and every day.
I pray that I am able to release the sadness I feel and enjoy the adventure of the journey.
In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.
From Depression To Joy
Dear God, I pray that I live my life in joy. Whatever is keeping me from the full expression of joy; I pray that it is spiritually removed, or that I can look beyond it, to discover the true beauty in my life. I want to live more; I want to expand my awareness; I want to live in joy. Help me dear God to realize this now.
Thank You, God.
In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.
From Depression to Peace
Dear God, Beginning now, I no longer feel depressed. My depressed mood is cast out and replaced with your peace. Tranquility permeates my being, soothing my emotions and filling my mind and heart with joyous serenity.
I accept your gift of peace. I come to you, Dear God, and my mood is lifted. I fully accept your peaceful presence, and I feel calm. This moment is holy, for in this moment, I enter into your spirit of peace.
Thank you, dear God, for helping me to elevate my mood.
Thank you God for your priceless gift of peace. I will cherish it, and I promise to share it with others.
In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.
Prayer for Those Coping With Depression
Dear Lord, you are our refuge in good and in bad times. In your infinite mercy, bring peace and comfort to those of us who face days sometimes filled with pain and depression. Help us to realize that through you there is joy and the promise of lasting peace.
Help us through the rough times. Walk before and beside us so that we may walk in your footsteps and reach out to you in our journey on this earth. Help us to focus on our blessings rather than our misfortunes, dear Lord. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayers.
Deuteronomy 31:8 – The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Psalm 145:14 – The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
Psalm 62:5 – Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.
Isaiah 35:10 – And the ransomed of the Lord will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away
Isaiah 40:31, But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 53:4 – Surely he took up our sicknesses and carried our sorrows.
Mark 9:23 – Everything is possible for him who believes.
Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Philippians 4:6-7 – Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 147:3 – He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 143:7-8 – Answer me quickly, O Lord; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be those who go down to the pit. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I’ll lift up my soul.Psalms 9:9 – The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.