Prayer for the Depressed

Heavenly Father,

I come before You with a heavy heart, feeling overwhelmed by the weight of depression. I feel like I’m walking through a dark valley, and I’m struggling to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But I know that You are the God of hope and that You can bring me out of this darkness. I lift up my eyes to You, the source of my strength and my salvation.

I pray that You would give me the peace that surpasses all understanding, that You would calm my troubled mind and soothe my weary soul. I ask that You would renew my mind with Your truth and that You would remind me of Your promises that I am never alone, and that You will never leave me or forsake me.

I remember that You are the Great Comforter and the Healer of all my wounds, and I trust in Your love and Your grace to bring me through this difficult time. I thank You for the gift of salvation and for the power of the cross that has overcome the world.

I pray that You would give me the courage to keep moving forward, one step at a time and that You would surround me with Your love and Your presence. I pray that You would give me the wisdom to know what steps to take next, and the strength to take them.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

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 34:17-18 ESV

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears
    and delivers them out of all their troubles.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
    and saves the crushed in spirit.

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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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James 1:2-4 ESV

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

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1 Peter 5:7 ESV

casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

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