Prayer for Depression

Heavenly Father,

I come to You today in the midst of my struggles with depression. Lord, I know that You see my pain and understand the depths of my sorrow. I trust in Your unfailing love and Your promise that You are with me always.

I pray for Your peace to guard my heart and mind. I ask for Your strength to overcome the feelings of hopelessness and despair. Give me the courage to keep going, even when everything around me seems to be falling apart.

I place my trust in You, Lord. I know that You are able to do more than I could ever ask or imagine. I pray for Your healing hand to touch me and for Your light to shine in the darkness of my depression.

Please give me the wisdom to seek help and support from those around me, and help me to remember that I am not alone in this struggle. And guide me to the path You want me to follow.

I thank You, Lord, for Your love, Your grace, and Your never-ending mercy.

I pray this in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.”

Suggested Bible Readings

Psalm 34:18 ESV

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
    and saves the crushed in spirit.

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Isaiah 41:10 ESV

fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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Psalm 42:5 ESV

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
    and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
    my salvation

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Matthew 11:28-30 ESV

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

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Philippians 4:6-7 ESV

do not be anxious about anything, 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 understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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