Overcome Depression, Talk to God, Say a Prayer
“The proper verb for depression is sink.”
-David Leviathan, The Lover’s Dictionary
Depression can be a serious disease on the inner self. You may even experience this suddenly, and it causes intervention in your daily work. In most cases, depressed individuals would think of suicide as an escape. That’s the very reason, why psychology and spirituality treat depression as a crucial matter.
This kind of disorder consumes all the hope of an individual, leaving one helpless. And often, they isolate themselves from their family and friends. What more, depression can disrupt the individual’s reason to live.
You’re breathing, but terrified. You barely sleep, and usually beg, “When will it be over?”
Though sadness and depression loom, a single prayer can lighten that heavy feeling, for God will be there. And once you realize that suffering can have a transformative power, depression becomes an opportunity for spiritual growth.
Pressure becomes a challenge, and pain a teacher. So, when you’re feeling depressed, here are prayers for depression and anxiety.
Prayer for the Weary Soul
Father Almighty, my soul thirsts for You
When all is dark and full of terrors
Quench me with your love and power
So that my trembling lips won’t go dry
Protect me, defend me, and guide me
Let Your presence be my guiding way
And your voice the sound of hope
When life seems filled with troubles
And faith is all I have
Heal my sick and wounded soul
So that I may begin anew
Warmly wrapped with Your hand
To start with a meaningful purpose
I trust in your everlasting benevolence
Grant me the serenity to embrace Your words
The strong heart to fight hopelessness
And the peace of mind to unburden my sorrows
In Your name, I will entrust my whole spirit
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. (Proverbs 12:25)
Prayer for the Anxious Self
Almighty God, teach me how to endure
When a storm is within me
Let be the sun that rises to calm me
After the dark storm has passed
Let Your name a breath of my existence
My only purpose and my whole reason
When I tread the uneasy path
May Your words be the lamp for my feet
Give me the courage to face what has to come
And acceptance to what has already been
In times of deep troubles and weariness
Come to my aid and lay Your hands on me
Carry me and listen to my prayer
Listen to my trembling and anxious soul
When I am lost, give me the way
When I am worried, comfort me
When I am hopeless, heed my call
For when You are with me,
I am depressed but not alone
I am brave
I can stand the unbearable
And defy the impossible
There is not enough darkness in all the world
to put out the light of even one small candle.
– Robert Alden
Always remember, you are not the only one who has experienced this feeling. For many centuries, mankind has battled upon this subtle illness. Many people have fought this ugly specter; some succeeded but others failed and thought of death as a solution.
Keep your heart open to God’s embrace and everything will be fine. Say this prayer for depression and stress, then let it calm the storm within you.