PRAYER FOR DEPRESSION
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And he delights in His way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand." (Psalm 37:23-24)
Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus,
Your Word says that if I come near to You, You will come near to me (James 4:8) and I believe that word and now stand on it in faith. Father God I call to You now and ask You to be with me and make Yourself known to me in this time of depression. I recognize that this spirit is not from You, but from the enemy, and I rebuke it and refuse it right now in the name of Jesus!
Father, Your Word says that You heal the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3), and though at this moment in time I may be down, I trust Your Word, and am putting myself in your hands so that this scripture may come to pass in my life.
I recognize that depression is not of the light, but of darkness. I understand that darkness flees from the light, and therefore I need more light in my life. Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (Psalm 119:105). Your Word is the light that causes darkness to flee, therefore I now purpose to get more of Your Word inside my heart so that darkness and depression have no place to live.
I believe Lord, that I can cast all of my cares and anxieties on You because You care for me (1 Peter 5:7). Therefore right now, in the name of Jesus, I cast all of my cares and anxieties on You, for You bore them on the cross, and I refuse to pick them up anymore! Christ has set me free, and I will be free indeed!
Jesus said that everything is possible for him who believes (Mark 9:23), and I believe Your Word that I am blessed though I weep now, for I will again laugh. (Luke 6:21)
Thank you Lord, for sending Christ to die for me. I am thankful for what you have given me, little or great. I trust you as my deliverer, I trust You as my redeemer, I trust You as my restorer and I trust You as my comforter.
In the mighty name of Jesus I pray and declare these things,
"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:13)