A prayer for Depression

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by Takesha, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. Takesha

    Takesha New Member

    By: Dr. Walter L. Weston

    God, life seems so bleak and useless right now. I don't have any energy. I have no ambition to do much of anything. I am really feeling down. I feel "down on" myself and "down on" everyone around me. Even as I pray, I don't sense your presence. I am going through the motions, knowing that you are still with me.
    I know that I am sacred and precious but they are just words right now. I know that my life has been worthwhile, full of many wonderful people and experiences, much happiness and joy. I feel little of this right now. God, all I can do is affirm the goodness of life and try to hold on until the darkness is replaced by your light and love.

    Help me to spot the lies that my depressed emotions are telling me. Life is good. I am good. You are good. Grant me hope. My loved ones love me. Life will be beautiful again. Soon, I will see the beauty around me again. Soon, I will again know vitality and purpose, happiness and love. Until then, give me the strength and hope to survive this day.

    Help me to smile and laugh, even if just for a moment. Be my strength and salvation. I ask you to restore me and make me whole. Fill me with the Word and the Spirit that I might be recreated anew. I praise and thank you. Amen.

    Takesha
  2. TiffanyL

    TiffanyL New Member

    I have really been struggling this week too, and have felt very opressed. Thank for this wonderful prayer Takesha,
    Debbie, I am praying for you.
    In Christ,
    Tiff