Healing Prayer For Depression : Remember that you are not alone if you are depressed. God is always with you. Don’t be hesitant to reach out to members of your family, church, or social networks. Request that they pray with you and for you, and continue to pray every day, asking God to draw you closer to Himself.
If you’re feeling the weight of depression today, or if you’ve been feeling it for a while, pray these prayers:
A Prayer for Those Suffering from Depression
Father in Heaven, Thank you for never changing, even though everything around me changes and is unpredictable. 13:8 (Hebrews) Thank you for being stable in the face of my instability. (See Isaiah 33:6) It’s as though Satan is thrashing me around! Please maintain me, protect me, and give me the strength to stand. Psalm 28:7; 1 John 4:4)
I understand that because sin entered the earth, all of creation is cursed—all of creation moans. (Rom. 8:22) As a result, I have physical, emotional, and spiritual difficulties. Thank you for the way my body is built and for sending me warning signals when I need aid. My intellect and emotions are alerting me that something is wrong.
Please assist me in determining whether there is a medical cause for my depression. Help me sort through my circumstances to discover if there is anything that needs to be changed. If I am suffering from depression as a result of a spiritual conflict, please bring it to my attention and show me the best approach to combat it.
Please direct me to the appropriate source of assistance. Thank you for knowing what I’m going through (Hebrews 4:15), and thank you for telling me in Your Word that even Your Son struggled emotionally. He was troubled, pained, endured loneliness, and intense sadness at times, and following John’s death, He retreated into solitude (Matthew 14:13). He sobbed in prayer (Hebrews 5:7-9), and he was melancholy at times (Isaiah 53:3). He was even frightened his body wouldn’t endure the agony he was experiencing. 26:38 (Matthew)
I beseech You to send someone to assist me in bearing my weight. (2 Corinthians 6:2) Thank you for reminding me again again of how frail I am, and for the body of Christ that you have supplied to assist shoulder burdens when we get too tired to bear them alone. I need someone to walk with me, put my arms around their neck, and assist me until I am strong enough to walk on my own. 4:9 (Ecclesiastes)
Thank you for the grace you have given. 4:16 (Hebrews) I hope that You would use this tough moment to draw me closer to You and that You will receive the glory for everything that comes from me. (James 1) Thank you for how you want to utilize this period in my life and for everything you are doing to help me overcome my depression. Thank you for allowing my weakness to emerge as depression, so that You might weave more of Your image into my life. (2:20; 4:19)
Thank you that this flaw does not define me. Because I am Your child, what You achieved on the cross defines me. Because of Christ’s death on the cross, I can get up every morning and go about my business knowing that the cross will cover anything I do, think, say, or feel. Because You sacrificed Your own loving Son, I may be at peace with You and face each day with renewed hope and grace. Help me to focus on what is real rather than how I feel. Help me to have a fresh understanding for what the cross means to me on a daily basis when I sit before it.
Assist me in seeing my frailty as a gift. Remind me that my weakness allows You to work through me even when I am completely exhausted and feel helpless. (See 2 Corinthians 12:9) During this time, I ask that you expand my heart so that I can love and follow You and love others more fully. Psalm 119:32; Galatians 6:2; 2 Corinthians 1:3–4 Amen.