The rate of people suffering from depression has increased drastically.
Majority are faced with challenges that wail them down. Almost everyone has one problem or the other, some are able to withstand why others can’t.
Irrespective of these difficulties, we have a maker that we can run to for help.
Are you troubled or in a state of dilemma? Have you been thinking of what to do and who to help you overcome the depression you are feeling right now? You don’t have to worry yourself, God is able to do all things if you can call on him for help. He is willing to answer.
No one is immune to depression, and depression is not something that can go away just like that. We only get over it by fighting it and receiving grace and strength from God.
He says we should run to him all who are heavy laden and I will give you rest, for my yoke is heavy and my burden light.
Below are prayers for depression
A Prayer when troubled by Depression
Dear heavenly Father the creator of the universe, you are the God that strengthens your children and you never abandon us in times of need, even when the things around me are not stable and unpredictable. (Hebrews 13:8) Thank you for you are reliable and faithful to your children, even when am confused and distressed. (Isaiah 33:6) I feel so devastated right now and the devil has been tormenting me! O Lord please uphold me, shield me, and help me to withstand the heavy storm blowing in my life. (1 John 4:4; Psalm 28:7).
Am aware that because of my sins and the sins of the world, we groan and suffer tribulation. (Romans 8:22) and because of this, I suffer emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually.I Thank you father for how you created me, and that it cautious me and signal me that I need help from you. At the moment I know that something is wrong in my life.
O Lord help me to ascertain if there is a physical thing causing my depression. Help me to examine carefully what is wrong with me and if I need to make some adjustments. If my depression is associated to a spiritual cause, please reveal it to me and tell me the best approach to handle it.
Father, please direct me to the right place for assistance. Thank you father for understanding my pain (Hebrews 4:15), and I also thank you for letting me know that your own son went through such torture and hard times physically and emotionally. There were occasions he was grieved, pained, faced loneliness, experienced deep sorrow, and immediately John died he went into isolation (Matthew 14:13). He wept and prayed earnestly (Hebrews 5:7-9), and sometimes he was extremely sad (Isaiah 53:3).It even got to a point where he almost gave up and felt he can’t continue. (Matthew 26:38)
I earnestly pray you will send me a helper to take away my pain.(Galatians 6:2) Thank you for telling me I am weak and for christ that died for us and washed away our sins and took our pains away, when we are so down to carry ourselves. I strongly need someone to assist me, take my hands, wrap them around their neck, and assist me to walk until am strong again to carry myself alone. (Ecclesiastes 4:9)
Thank you for your sufficient strength and grace. (Hebrews 4:16) I pray this challenging moment will correct alot of things in my life, and that you shall take all glory for everything that occurs in my life. (James 1) Thank you father for I know you will use this period to make things better and thank you for what you are doing and what you will do in this depressed state. Thank you that you allowed my pains to come in form of depression so that your image will reflect in my life. (Galatians 2:20; Galatians 4:19)
Thank you for I am not known or made by this depression. As I am defined by the person of Jesus Christ who died for me, because of christ’s death I am strong every morning and I live my life in a way that no matter what I do or think, say, or feel the cross protects it. Because you gave up your only begotten son Jesus. I can be peaceful with you and I have grace from you. Help me to concentrate on what is real and not what I feel. As I lay before the cross and appreciate what you have done for me and the gain I have from your death.
Help me to embrace my weakness as a gift. Always remind me of my weakness even when I am so down and feel as though I can do nothing. (2 Corinthians 12:9) Through this time, I pray you will open my heart so that I may be true, and love every other person genuinely (Psalm 119:32; Galatians 6:2; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4) Amen.
Scriptures on depression that will help gain stability
Here are some of the bible verses on depression
1. 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.” (Psalm 34:17-18)
2.”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.” (Isaiah 41:10)
3.”Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
4. The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. (Psalm 34:17).
5. have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
6.”Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.”(1Peter 4:12-13)
7. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4)
8.“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” (Deuteronomy 31:8)
9.O Lord; let my cry come to you! Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress! Incline your ear to me; answer me speedily in the day when I call! For my days pass away like smoke, and my bones burn like a furnace. My heart is struck down like grass and has withered; I forget to eat my bread.” (Psalm 102:1-4)
10.They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,’ declares the Lord.” ( Jeremiah 1:19)
11.“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.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
12.“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3)
13.“My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, ‘Where is your God?’” ( Psalm 42:3)
14..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.” ( Isaiah 41:10)
15.“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
16.“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)
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