5 Prayers For Help With Depression

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My heart goes out to anyone who is suffering from depression short-term or long-term. It is overpowering at times and can even incapacitate you. It is such a strong force that takes a huge toll on the body. It makes you not want to get out of bed. It makes you incapable of doing normal activities. It is a heavy burden for the mind. I want you to know that if you are suffering from depression that God loves you. He knows what you are going through. I know that I still suffer from this myself when I have to give my kids to my ex-wife. I never wanted the divorce I was handed and I know my kids certainly didn’t either. I hope and pray that these prayers on depression can be a source of strength for you. I can honestly say I know how it feels and if you have any prayer requests, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. I will pray for each and every single one of you that needs it.

Anticipating the Hurt

Father,

I can’t stop thinking about the fact that I only have a couple hours left before I give my kids back to their mommy. This is devastating me, Lord. I can feel depression trying to take its hold on me. Father I hate feeling like this! I wish I had my children every day. Lord, I know that when they leave I am going to cry. I always get sad, Father. Please wrap your arms around me and hold me through the heartache that is coming. I am so down right now. Lord, you have the power to lift this depression off of me and I pray that if it is your will that you would. If not, I know that every trial has a purpose and I want to learn from this if it lingers on. You are sovereign and I trust You completely with my own well-being. I love You, Father. Amen

Those That Go Before Us

"I am relying completely on Your strength right now because I have none. I love You, Lord."

“I am relying completely on Your strength right now because I have none. I love You, Lord.”

Oh Lord in Heaven,

My heart is grieving! I was not ready for my dad to leave Earth yet. I know that You are not surprised by his passing and I also know that my dad is with You right now. I miss him, Father. He talked with me about your Holy Word. He showed me things that men should learn. He walked beside me when I was struggling. He showcased a father’s love that was molded after Your precepts. My dad’s passing is taking its toll on me, Lord. Please walk beside me as I continue to grieve, Father. I am excited that he is with You, but I do miss him dearly now that he is not with me. Give me strength to get out of bed every morning and do the things that I am called to do. I am relying completely on Your strength right now because I have none. I love You, Lord. Amen

I Feel Like Job

Gracious Father,

You know the turmoil that is going on in my heart, mind and soul right now. My friends are casting me away because of my convictions. They say that I need to be silent when it comes to speaking my mind on “touchy” subjects like abortion. Well, who is going to stand for the unborn? They cannot speak for themselves! My “friends” are uncomfortable with my stance on homosexuality. Lord, You say it is wrong and I am standing with You on this. Lord, where are the men and women of faith? I am so distraught! I need core Christian friendships! I want to have those close bonds like Naomi and Ruth did, or like David and Jonathon did. I feel so alone, like Job did as his “friends” berated and accused him of being a sinner over and over again! Lord, please bring me some real friendships that will last into Glory! I am so thankful for Your Son’s precious blood that was shed for me! I love You! Amen

The Innocent

Dear Lord,

I am at my wits end with being depressed over the injustice of this world. So many things are wrong with this world. Our brave men and women MIA are either passed away or being tortured every day. People are infecting others with HIV because of hatred. My own children are being bullied in school and the teachers don’t even notice! My employer is finding reasons to lay people off that they don’t like. This list goes on and on! I am not at peace right now, Father. I pray that You will take this overpowering depression off of me, Lord. It is consuming my energy, both physically and mentally. This is a struggle that I cannot win without You, Father. Please carry me through these difficult times. I pray for Your peace that passes all understanding. That is true medicine for depression. I thank You for Your never-ending patience with me, Lord. Be with me as I encounter these dark times daily. May Your will be done in all of this. Amen

Past Afflictions

Father in Heaven,

I have tried and tried to overcome the past transgressions done to me by people in my past. I thought my step dad loved me, but clearly his love was misguided and my innocence was taken. I can’t move past this! Father, I feel anger raging inside towards him. I want to forgive him, but the scenes keep repeating in my mind. How do I move past this? I am so depressed over my step dad. He took from me what should have been given freely to my spouse on our wedding night. I feel dead inside. I want to feel alive again, Lord! I know You have the power to raise the dead to life physically, and I know You can do the same spiritually. I believe Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” I know it is Your desire to be my Father and for me to be Your child. I beg of You, Lord! Please draw me so close to You that the past fades away. “You are beautiful beyond description. Too marvelous for words. Too wonderful for comprehension. Like nothing ever seen or heard. Who can grasp Your infinite wisdom? Who can fathom the depth of Your love?” (I Stand In Awe, Mark Altrogge) I love You, Father! Please take this depression from me. Open my eyes that I may move past this and forgive my step dad. I praise Your name, Lord! Amen

Conclusion

Depression is a heavy burden. The Psalmist writes, “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you.” (Psalm 55:22a) As hard as it is some days, give your burdens to God and let Him deal with them. Trust in His healing hand to mend your broken heart. God is willing and able to do so. Call upon Him no matter how dark the storm is that you are in. You don’t want to travel through it alone. As I said above, if you need prayer for depression, please feel free to respond in the comments and I will pray for each and every one of you. I have experienced depression (and still do sometimes) first hand. You can be sure you have an advocate praying for you at the throne of the Most High God! God bless you as you live a life worthy of the calling!

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Resources –  The Holy Bible, English Standard Version “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. YouTube video “I Stand in Awe of You” performed by GTA Praise Band.

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adam February 14, 2014 at 5:47 am

Hello Derek and company. It’s been a joy and uplifting expierence seeing how you all network together in prayer. I have prayer request for you Derek. I firmly believe you to be a prayer warrior and it would be an honor if you would pray with me. When two or more agree right! My situation deals with a legal matter, and to compound that depression has set in. This issue with depression has actually been going on for years, but recent events have made things more difficult. I’m positve God has an awesome conclusion to my situation. At times I’m battled by my mind. I wanted to know if you would pray with me. Thank you! GOD BLESS!

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Derek Hill February 14, 2014 at 9:28 am

Hi Adam. Absolutely I will pray with you! I understand the complications, stress and depression that go with legal matters. It is no fun at all. I will pray specifically that God will ease your troubled mind and give you a peace that passes all understanding. This may not take your troubles away but it will allow you to go through them confidently knowing that God is with you and He is almighty! God bless you too brother! Feel free to comment back and let me know how things go if you want, or if you need more prayer. All things in HIS timing. Blessings man!

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Nicholas Head February 18, 2014 at 1:15 am

I will certainly pray for Adam also , I just had a blow out tire deal on the way to work tonight , seems so many things happen all the time , some minor some not so , I was out of work for months got behind , went bankrupt , lost house and all funds I had put down on it , I feel almost like crying sometime , but in reading JOB , I’ve found a good bit of what I know GOD wants me to learn , his friends were so sure they knew his problems , they just knew they could help , they got to the point where their advice was more on the aim of near accusing of some sin that he just wouldn’t see or was hiding , and this timeless book of the Bible shows us all that we need not pass judgement , we need to show we care , and say we will pray and do so , pray hard for this brother or a sister in need . Nobody can really share the experience , all things bother us in different way , and my mention of some of my own woes are not meant to compete with yours , just know that I feel so much more the need to pray for you because of the prayers I so appreciate from others , and I pray that GOD in all his wisdom will help you , and that you will grow in faith and all as I pray for myself . I cut grass for a lady once and asked how should I do it and she said to treat it as I would if it were my own , I think we should pray for others with that in mind that we would do it as if it were for our answer , if we can’t love one another , and another as GOD’s child then how can we expect GOD to answer our prayers . Thank-you for your prayers also , I am a reader , or I should say a reader who has found a site here that does what you said they join in together and pray for others !!!

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Nicholas Head February 18, 2014 at 1:27 am

Derek , this writing you have done here is still going strong I see , it is timeless too , sort of like the book of JOB , I can read the words of this scripture and other parts of the Bible , and it makes me to feel so much more hope , I don’t think the word “luck” is a real word but “hope” surely is and GOD is my only hope !!!!

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Erin May 2, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Hi Derek,
PLEASE pray for our daughter, Cara, in CA. We are serving in China right now so we cannot see her. She has been dealing with depression and is now getting psychiatric treatment in a hospital. Please pray for a Christian to treat her professionally!

all for HIM!
Erin

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Patricia Schneider May 3, 2014 at 3:15 am

Hello, Derek…I hope you & your children are receiving God’s wonderful blessings & His graces. But of course, you are!!! Silly me. You have to excuse me, please, my dear brother. It’s been a long day yesterday, and is now 1:46AM, Saturday, May 3rd. Among the 1st. emails I saw was Erin’s prayer request for her daughter, Cara. Have already prayed, but I wish to share my prayer with all our siblings in Jesus. OK?

“Our Father, Who dwells in Heaven, how wonderful is Your name!! Father, I’m asking a special prayer request for your daughters, Erin and Cara. Please, Father dear, may it be Your Will for Cara to have a psychiatrist who’s also a follower of Your Son, JESUS!! As You know, Father, depression is from our worst enemy, satan. Rebuke him away from Your daughter, Cara, in the beautiful, mighty name of Your Son, JESUS!!! AMEN!!! Thank You, Father, for always loving us and answering our prayers!! PRAISES, GLORY AND HONOR BE UNTO OUR FATHER GOD, HIS SON, JESUS, HIS HOLY SPIRIT!!! HOLY TRINITY, ONE GOD!!! HALLELUJAH, AMEN!!! One of Your loving daughters ~ Patty”

Hello, Erin ~ As a Mother myself of a young lad of 37, my heart aches with you. Please, my dear sister, try to put all your fears, anxieties, feelings of helplessness (oh, Erin, that’s the hardest cross to bear when feeling that way about ‘your baby.’ My son, Chris, no matter how old he gets, will always be ‘my baby.’) onto JESUS’ shoulders. HE wants to share the yoke of our heartaches & troubles with us.

JESUS says, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 NIV)

Erin, have you ever seen 2 oxen with a yoke around their necks? Well, that’s what Sweet Jesus is saying…you’re on one side of the yoke & Jesus is on the other side. And since HE is so loving and powerful, Jesus will be carrying the BULK of your burdens & troubles. Isn’t that a neat comparison, Erin? And it’s all TRUE!! LOL! HALLELUJAH!!

Got this from one of my sisters in Jesus (or was it a brother? Gracious, it’s true, Erin! “The mind is first to go~!” Hee-Hee!)
GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS IN ONE OF THREE WAYS:
He says YES and gives you what you want.
He says NO and gives you something better.
He says WAIT and gives you the best!!

Erin, just simply trust our Father completely, surrender all of yourself to Him. Let His Holy Spirit dwell within you, Sis, and fill your entire being with His precious peace and joy. OK?
Cara IS going to be just fine. No, MORE than fine. She’s going through a rough patch in life now, but it WILL pass. In God’s Perfect Timing, your Cara is going to blossom, Erin!!
I know, Erin, it’s sooo hard to let go of our kids and not worry constantly about them. Took me a lot of years, sometimes I slip & the worrying will creep up. But chatting with Jesus helps wonderfully, Erin! So, let the peace and joy be yours today. God has this covered!!! AMEN!!!
God’s wonderful blessings & His graces be showered upon you, Erin, Cara, and your entire family!!
Love you, your Sis in Christ Jesus ~ Patty

Thanks bunches, Derek!!! The same of God’s wonderful blessings & His graces be showered upon you and your children!!! Love you, too, Derek, oodles!! ~ Patty

PRAISES, GLORY AND HONOR BE ONTO OUR FATHER GOD, HIS SON, JESUS, HIS HOLY SPIRIT!!! HOLY TRINITY

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Patricia Schneider May 3, 2014 at 3:40 am

Derek, the weirdest thing occurred while I was typing my prayer for Erin’s daughter, Cara. After I had finished, oh, don’t know how to explain it clearly…well, the comment box went nutsy!!
Everything I had written down to end of prayer & praises to God started scrolling frantically up & down in the box!! Then there was nothing but a blank page.
I started praying, Derek, ’cause I KNEW it was satan messing with my comment. I ticked him off good! He’s petrified of JESUS, as you know.
Then I started rebuking satan in JESUS’ powerful name several times.

Then the bottom part of what’s on my original comment showed up. From there Jesus’ Holy Spirit helped me retrieved everything I had written. (Thank You, my precious Dove!!)

When I saw it was repeated on the original comment, I had to share this weird experience with you. It has NEVER happened to me before. Yes, it was a bit frightening at first, then I started laughing, then praying. NOTHING and NO ONE CAN SNATCH ME FROM GOD’S HANDS!!! Because of JESUS, I am a new creation, a citizen of God’s Heavenly Kingdom, which will someday be my eternal HOME!!! In Jesus’ beautiful name, AMEN!!
What do you think about that, Derek? Weird for sure, huh? LOL!
Love you, forever your Sis in Christ Jesus ~ Patty

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JC November 25, 2014 at 7:18 pm

My husband was just diagnosed with depression. For the last past 5 years we have been going thru allot with my health and he was always the rock. Nowt be stress of everything has gotten to him. He is a diabetic but sugars are under control. He has been having blurred vision in his eyes. Now depression hits him at the worst time. We have started a 30 day payer for him at night but he needs all the prayers he can get. He is the only one that can work and it is very hard on him. Please any prayers would be appreciated. We love the Lord and I believe he will be healed. The Lord is our savior.

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Patricia Schneider December 14, 2014 at 7:33 am

Hello, Derek!
It’s been awhile since I’ve visited your ‘site.’ LOL! I pray you & your kids are doing beautifully!
This is for JC (November 25, 2014), OK?

‘Our Father, Who dwells in Heaven, how wondrous is your name! Humbly do I lift up your daughter, JC, and her hubby into Your loving care. Please, Father dear, grant JC’s hubby the miraculous blessing You gave me in 2002 when for the first time in my life I became mentally healthy!! Oh, Father, I can never ever thank You enough!! Also Father, for all who may offer this prayer, let it be Your Will to grant their prayer requests, too? In the beautiful, mighty name of Your beloved Son, JESUS, I pray. Thank You, Father! I love YOU so! AMEN!!!’
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Hello, JC!
Please be assured that Sweet Jesus IS with you & your hubby during this most difficult time. We may not understand WHY our Father God ‘allows’ trials & such. I, for one, believe that our dear Father wants His kids to learn such things that will bring him/her to HIS PLAN, HIS WILL for us. Does that make sense to you, JC?
I suffered with debilitating depressions since high-school days. By the graces of God, I managed to graduate, with decent grades, too! (‘Thank You, Sweet Jesus!’)
It wasn’t ’til I was 19 that I was diagnosed with a bipolar illness (manic-depression.) Y-E-A-R-S followed with failed therapies, medicines, and ignorant psychiatric professionals.
Then our gracious Father God blessed me with a miracle, directing my shrink to prescribe Depakote & Effexor. JC, within 2 weeks, for the 1st. time in my life, I was MENTALLY HEALTHY!! (‘THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, FATHER DEAR!!!)
I teased Jesus, “What took You so long?” Well, I was 54 at the time! Hee-Hee!
So, JC, be assured that Sweet Jesus WILL help you & your hubby through this latest rough patch of life. OK?
God’s wonderful blessings & His sustaining graces be showered upon you, JC, your hubby, & your family!!
Have a most blessed MERRY CHRISTMAS, and may 2015 bring you & your loved ones ALL the blessings our Father God wishes to give you!!
With love, forever your Sis in Christ Jesus ~ Patty
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Same goes for you also, my precious brother Derek!!
Oh, gotta tell you the MIRACLE our Father gave to my hubby Gary! On September 28/29, 2014 Gary got a NEW KIDNEY!!!

PRAISES, GLORY AND HONOR BE UNTO OUR FATHER GOD, HIS SON, JESUS, HIS HOLY SPIRIT!!! BLESSED TRINITY-ONE GOD, THANK YOU!!!

Love you oodles, Derek! Forever your Sis in Jesus ~ Patty

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Lisa January 10, 2015 at 9:18 pm

Please pray for my daughter as she is suffering sadness, frustrations, scared, loneliness, and an outcast as she starts boarding school

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Jack Wellman January 11, 2015 at 9:09 pm

Will pray for your precious daughter Lisa.

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Patricia Schneider January 10, 2015 at 11:25 pm

Hello, Derek!
Wish to offer a prayer for our sister-in-Jesus, Lisa (January 10, 2015.) OK?

‘Our Father, Who dwells in Heaven, how wondrous is Your name! Humbly do I offer in prayer Your daughter, Lisa, and her daughter. In the beautiful, mighty name of Your beloved Son, JESUS, please Father dear, send Your Healing love and comfort upon Lisa, her daughter, her entire family. Please grant the miracle You gave me in 2002 to Lisa’s daughter! Thank You, Father! Thank You, Jesus! Thank You, Holy Spirit! Blessed-Trinity-One God, thank You! AMEN!!!’

God’s wonderful blessings & His sustaining graces be showered upon you, Derek, your children, and EACH person who visits this site in the NEW YEAR 2015!!

Love, forever your Sis in Christ Jesus ~ Patty

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Tia February 6, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Hi, I stumbled on your site today because I was desperately seeking prayer during my depression. I am despondent, an emotional crying mess, and need the strength of the Lord to go on. I know life isn’t easy, but the evil in the world can break your spirit.

I can’t do this alone anymore. Please….. 🙁

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Patricia Schneider February 6, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Hello, Derek!
Hope you don’t mind my ‘butting in’ for Tia? (February 6, 2015)
Diagnosed with a bipolar illness when I was 19, and y e a r s of experience in dealing with it all, perhaps I could help our sister, Tia?
Well, here goes…

Hello, Tia!
Sweetie, first, take a slow, deep breath through your nose. Then let it out through your lips. Do this a few times, emptying your mind of all thoughts, if you can.
DEPRESSION is a thief. It robs one of energy, interests, & self-worth. I have bipolar (manic-depression). After years of medicines that did NOT work, our Father God blessed me with the medicines, Effexor & Depakote. Within 2 weeks, for the 1st. time in my life, Tia, I was MENTALLY HEALTHY!! Teased Sweet Jesus, “What took You so long?” Well, I was 54 at the time. Hee-Hee!
Tia, I strongly urge you to find professional help. There are many wonderful Christian psychiatrists, psychologists, & counselors who can guide you back to mental health. Most of them don’t charge ‘an arm & a leg.’
Don’t try to do it alone, Tia. Our Father has given His kids knowledge in all fields of medicine. Just trust Him to show you where to go.
I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Going to a wonderful Counseling Ministry called ‘Anchorpoint.’ If you care to be in touch with me personally, here’s my email address:
schneider93@verizon.net

DON’T put your email address on this page. As Derek has told me, it can invite ‘undesirables.’ But, I’m an ‘old hand’ in dealing with those folks who just want to cause mischief. Besides, I’ve turned over this contraption called a computer to Jesus. In over 8 years, only 2 ‘undesirables’ bothered me.
I simply deleted them after offering a prayer for them. LOL!

Tia, never ever give up on life!! Our precious Father has wonderful plans for you, and He WILL help you find your way back to the path He wants you to travel.

I have a poster up on the wall next to this computer. It says, “TODAY I choose JOY. GOD already knows what this day brings, and He’s got my back. No need to worry.”

Now, I KNOW when depressed, words are just words. That’s why I’m urging you to seek professional help, Tia. Please, Sweetie, do so?
God’s wonderful blessings & His sustaining graces be showered upon you, Tia, and your family!!
Forever your Sis in Christ Jesus ~ Patty

Thanks bunches, Derek! You & your kids are daily among my prayers!
Love, your Sis in Christ Jesus ~ Patty

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ADA February 16, 2015 at 7:13 am

hi i stumbled on your site today because i was desperately looking for prayer for depression. i would like you to pray with me. im going through a serious heartbreak. nobody seems to understand what im going through. it has affected me a lot. i cant read for my exams i cant seem to focus on anything. somedays i dont even wana get out of bed. i jes keep crying everytime, and when i pray, its like God no longer hears me anymore. ive gotten to the stage that it feels like ive lost all hope. truth is im not a relationship person. i try to avoid it most of the time because it never ends well. but somehow i always find myself falling in love unknowingly. this last one, ive known him for years. for more than 6 years and weve bin good friends. we started dating officially this year and i was the happiest person on earth because everything seemed to be going smoothly. All of a sudden as usual he wakes up one morning and says lets just be friends. i never did anything wrong. infact i believe im a very simple and easy going person. why would this things keep happening to me everytime. ive spoke to God concerning this matter and it feels lik GOD NO LONGER LISTENS TO ME. Im still in love with him. Ive bin depressed. everyday i just beg God to hlp me and i remind myself that God loves me. please i really need you to pray for me. I nid God to mend my broken heart. SO i can start being happy again. Thankyou

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Jack Wellman February 16, 2015 at 10:12 am

Hell Ada…have you spoken with your pastor about your depression. Sometimes it has a simple medical cause. You must be sure you are seeking the King of the kingdom above all things (Matt 6:33) and make him your first love. You “feel” that God no longer listens to you but that’s not what the Bible says. By the way, wouldn’t you want to find our before you got married to someone that didn’t love you than marry them and be miserable all your life and be bound to someone till death who didn’t love you? God does hear you: Psalms 34:17 – “The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.”

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Linsey April 25, 2015 at 9:50 am

My mom seems like she’s depressed and some times she tells me and she is almost always stressed out and her feet has the most aching pain and her knees and its like misery watching her struggle and it would be great if you could make a prayer

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soham June 20, 2015 at 6:10 am

Hello,

I lost my dad a few months ago. He passed away due to final stage pancreatic cancer. It was a great struggle to say goodbye to him. All the bonds that I had made with him came crashing down when the doctor said “sorry, we can’t do anything. More”. It took a lot of effort to stay strong and comfort my mother and my grandparents in this difficult time. A little later I had to start of university in a new country. Then as if all this wasn’t enough, my relationship of 4 years came to an end without me wanting it. I cried and cried and felt that there was no one to hear me. Blames, guilts and false accusations fill my mind every day. The pain inside is unbearable and every morning there is chest pain. 8 months on, I feel miserable. Isnt one loss enough for atleast five years. I feel as if no one can help me. Please saave me with a prayer. I am desperate

Thanks,
Soham

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Diana September 16, 2015 at 2:49 am

Im going through depression, its been about a month or longer now. Im 20 years old. Its just been hard and I feel like im running out of options..I get angry at my boyfriend since I feel like im alone in this but i know its my depression making things worse and i dont want to think that Im going to lose everyone I love when he assures me hes not.

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Jack Wellman September 16, 2015 at 2:10 pm

I had a cousin who went through what you are going through and he went to the doctor and got one small prescription that he takes once a day and his whole attitude changed. Of course God would desire we do all we can do and He will do what we can’t do so we work together in His will. Just know that it’s somewhat normal but I would still talk to your pastor too with your boyfriend or counsel with him while his wife can be there.

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Anna October 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Dear Fr

I feel like I am in a deep depression with suicidal thoughts. I have in so much emotional pain. I travelled to the UAE and upon returning I now an out of a job and my husband who I have supported all these year, has now left me. A health issue I previously had has re occurred as well. Please help me, my heart is sore. I am on anti depressants for years now. Please help.

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Katie December 18, 2015 at 2:47 am

Hi Derek
I found some of what you said in your opening paragraph encouraging and it does help to know that someone else is going through this.
My current depression arises from my work. I am completely out of my depth and feel panicked and sick frequently when I am given a task to do which I don’t understand. I feel that I have lost my confidence and that I am no good and I am a waste of space in my office. I work in law as a junior lawyer and am in a new area which I am struggling to understand. I find it so complicated and frequently feel that I am unintelligent and slow. It’s been hard since I started in June but has become worse these last few months. I’ve struggled with depression on and off over the years and before taking this job, was in a good place, having got into a new relationship with a lovely man. However this job is pulling me down so much it is sucking the joy out of my life. I no longer enjoy or look forward to the things I would before. Every day feels like a struggle and I don’t even want to get out of bed. I can’t leave the job at this time because I haven’t found anything else in the area I can go for and I’m part way through my training. My boyfriend and I will also be applying for a mortgage soon so I need my current salary. I feel trapped and desperate and really need some help. I would really appreciate your prayers. Thank you for listening.

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Patricia Schneiders December 18, 2015 at 11:02 pm

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, Derek!
This is for Katie (December 18, 2015.) OK?

Hello, Katie!
So sorry you’re going through such a rough patch at work these days. I’ve been there years ago, working as a statistical typist for an engineer firm. To use your own words, Katie, “I feel that I have lost my confidence and that I am no good and am in a new area which I am struggling to understand. I find it so complicated and frequently feel that I am unintelligent and slow.”
Have you talked with your boss (supervisor) about your self-doubts, Katie? Perhaps you’re ‘too close to the forest to see the trees?’
Or is your boss part of the problem? If so, remember in whatever we do, we do for God’s glory. You’re not working for a person, Katie, you’re ‘working’ for God.
Maybe our Father God wants you to learn something during this rough patch, Katie. Try to spend time in prayer, read God’s Word (Bible,) and trust Him to guide you where He wants you to be. Believe me, Katie, Father DOES want His kids happy overall.
I will keep you, Katie, among my daily prayers.
God’s wonderful blessings & His sustaining graces be showered upon you, Katie, and your loved ones!!
Have yourself with your family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Forever your Sis in Christ Jesus ~ Patty

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Gail December 21, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Dear Derek
A part of me feels like I’m a pathetic fool for writing this, and another part of me thinks that’s my depression talking. I am having a really hard time with my living situation. Just writing that makes me feel like crying. I’m disabled, and waiting to get on SSI, so am unable to work. That fact alone is very depressing, I hate that this happened to me. I have to stay with friends, and what started out as a mutually beneficial situation, has deteriorated into a horrible nightmare. I knew that this one individual was emotionally/verbally abusive when I moved in, but I thought he was getting better and I also thought that my presence would act as a buffer between he and his daughter. And, not to put too fine a point on it, I didn’t have a lot of choices and I thought it would help financially. He acts as though he hates me, jumping on me for the slightest thing, and talking to me in the ugliest, vilest, way. It reminds me of my childhood, because my father was abusive in every conceivable category. So, as you can imagine, it brings up a lot of feelings. My SSI should come in a few months, then his daughter and I can get a place of our own, but hanging on until then is getting harder and harder. The car broke down and he refused to lend money to fix it, and cancelled the insurance on it, as well. It’s like he wants complete and utter control over our lives, (just like my Dad). I work hard at being a good Christian, and fighting this depression is sucking all my energy, not to mention that sometimes it feels like it would be less painful to fall on a sword. With God’s help, I’m trying really hard, and I don’t want to hate him. If you could pray for me, I think it might help and I want you to know that finding this site and being able to write this to someone has been really helpful, as I cannot discuss this with anyone but his daughter and I don’t like upsetting her. God bless you.

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Patricia Schneider December 21, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Hello, Derek! You & your children have yourselves a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
This is for Gail (December 21, 2015.) OK?

Hello, Gail!
Having depressions (bi-polar) myself, I more than understand what you’re going through. Most definitely will keep you, Sis, among my daily prayers!
Hope you don’t mind unsolicited advice, Gail, but in my humble opinion, find some way to get away from this abusive situation. It definitely isn’t helping you emotionally/psychologically. You may feel an obligation to the daughter, yet trust our loving Father God to plan her path (as He will plan yours, Sis.)
You may need professional help with your depression. Ask Jesus’ Holy Spirit to guide you to a Christian Counseling ministry. There are many who don’t charge, or ask for a low fee. (If you belong to a Church, your Pastor may be able to help you find a Christian center. Our Pastor Don helped me.)
If you wish to contact me, my email address is:
schneider93@verizon.net

DON’T put your email address here, Gail. As our brother, Derek Hill, advised me, there are many undesirables who just want to cause mischief. After 8 years on this contraption called a computer, I’m an ‘ole hand in dealing with ‘undesirables.’ LOL! (Only received 2 in all these years. ‘Thank You, Sweet Jesus!’)

I pray, Gail, you will have yourself a Very Merry Christmas!!!
Remember, Sis, you are NOT alone. Along with all us sisters & brothers in Jesus, you have JESUS Himself. He promised, Gail, to NEVER LEAVE US, NOR FORSAKE US!!! (And Jesus never breaks His promises! Right? YAY!)
Forever your Sis in Christ Jesus ~ Patty

To EACH of my sisters & brothers in Jesus here:
Along with your families, have yourself a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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Gail December 31, 2015 at 8:36 pm

I wish to thank Patricia for all the help and support she has given me. God bless you.

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Patricia Schneider December 31, 2015 at 8:48 pm

My dear Gail….
It was my pleasure to be Jesus’ instrument in any ‘help’ my words gave you. Thank YOU for reaching out to me, Sis! Hope we continue to keep in touch, becoming closer as sisters-in-Christ and friends. Love you, Sis! ~ Patty

Derek, and all our sisters & brothers here, have yourself a Very Happy New Year, 2016!!! God’s wonderful blessings & His sustaining graces be showered upon EACH of you!!! ~ Patty

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renee stanley January 8, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Please pray for my 22 year old son Kyle that God will set him totally free from his marijuana, drugs, depression, low-self-esteem, inferiority complex and that he will rededicate his life to God. That he will find a decent job and he will realize himself that that’s not possible as long as he is doing drugs. That he will think positive and stop thinking negative. Just thought I’d put in this: He went to a Christian school from K-3 till he graduated in 1211 and he was a A student and A+ in the bible. I appreciate your prayers and God bless you all. Sincerely, Renee’

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Courtney M February 8, 2016 at 1:54 pm

I’m suffering from depression and the loss of my father recently. Will you please pray for me?

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Jack Wellman February 8, 2016 at 5:13 pm

Hello Courtney. Praying now my friend.

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Patricia Schneider February 9, 2016 at 9:55 am

‘Our Father, Who dwells in Heaven, how wondrous is Your name!!
Please, Father dear, lead EACH of Your children here to someone who can help them with depression, and rediscover Your love for each of us! In the beautiful, mighty name of Your beloved Son, Jesus…our precious Savior & King, we pray! Thank You, Father!!! We love You!’

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Krista N February 26, 2016 at 1:12 am

Please pray for me and my mother, we are both going through an awful depression. It is genetics, plus situational of losing loved ones. I don’t want to be depressed anymore, I want my children to see me happy and full. Please help me to find a medicine that helps me, as the one I am on feels like it isn’t working anymore. I ask God to help me with my fears, my hopelessness, my deep depression and my anxieties. I want to look forward to each day, without fear of my depression. Depression is very scary. I pray in Jesus name. Amen

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Patricia Schneider February 28, 2016 at 11:42 am

‘Our Father, Who dwells in Heaven, how wondrous is Your name! May Your Holy Spirit guide Your daughters Krista and her mother to a good psychiatrist who will prescribe the medicines they need to combat that thief called depression. In Your Son’s, Jesus, beautiful mighty name, we pray!! Thank You, Father dear. Amen.’

Yes, Krista, depression is indeed VERY scary. Having lived with a bipolar illness (manic-depression) over 55 years, I was blessed when my shrink prescribed Effexor & Depakote. For the first time in my life, Sis, I was MENTALLY HEALTHY. (Teased Jesus, “What took You so long?” Well, I was age 54 at the time, in 2003. LOL!)
Even in the depth of depression, my dear Krista, TRY to remember Sweet Jesus loves YOU and YOUR MOM!! And He promised to never leave us, nor forsake us.
We may never understand why our Father God ‘allows’ such miseries in this world. (There’s a real battle, Krista, between satan and God. Yet all that’s matters is loving Jesus, receiving Him as your Lord, Savior and King!)
I will keep you and your Mom among my daily prayers, Krista.
Forever your Sis in Christ Jesus ~ Patty

Hello, Derek! Hope you and your kids are doing beautifully! If you think Krista may benefit, you have my permission to give her my email address. I know I used to do so on this site, but have decided to let YOU make that choice instead. OK? (I have NEVER had any problems posting my email address on this site, Derek.)
Loving you daily, Derek, your Sis in Jesus ~ Patty

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swathi March 29, 2016 at 8:39 am

Thank you for sharing your prayer with us. I am going through this right now, i am unable to sleep or do my regular work these days. My heart is racing, and my mind is getting tired..even though i eat well my hands were shivering and i feel that i can stand anymore because i feel that i miss my strength.
Could you please pray for me, i am planning to have a baby but at this moment i am not happy with my husband as he want his parents to live along with us which am not ready to accept it yet. I wanted to live with him alone for some more time, i dont know when i will be ready for the change which i dont want to.

I am bursting out of this anxiety and depression that i have nothing for myself anymore.. please help me

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Patricia Schneider March 29, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Hello, Derek! This is for Swathi (March 29, 2016) OK?

“Our Father, Who dwells in Heaven, how wondrous is Your Name!
We lift up to You another daughter, Swathi, in heartfelt prayers. Of course You know the troubles in her life. Please, Father dear, place Your protective aura around Swathi, draw her close to You so she may know and love Your Son Jesus, receiving Him as her Savior and King. In Your Son’s, Jesus, beautiful mighty name, may Swathi’s ailments be healed. Thank You, Father. Amen.”

Swathi, I would like to share a verse from God’s Word (your Bible) with you….
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

It took me a lot of years, Swathi, to learn to TOTALLY TRUST our Heavenly Father. And to WAIT upon HIS PERFECT TIMING! During your daily walks with Sweet Jesus, remember to ‘drink in’ God’s Word, too. OK?
Be of good cheers, Swathi! God’s wonderful blessings & His sustaining graces be showered upon you, Sis, and your family!! ~ Patty

Hello again, Derek! The same blessings & graces be showered upon you & your children, too!
Loving you daily, your Sis in Christ Jesus ~ Patty

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cel April 26, 2016 at 8:54 pm

Please pray for my husband who is having a severe depression but is still in denial. To put a stop on what he feels, he resorts to abusing alcohol. He is no longer the same person that he used to be. I am scared that he will hurt me and my 3 sons. Please pray for us that he opens his heart. I want him checked up and confined to the hospital if need be. Please pray that I will have the courage to do that.

Thank you and more power.

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Patricia Schneider May 4, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Hello, Derek! This is for cel (April 26, 2016.) OK?

‘Our Father, Who dwells in Heaven, how wondrous is Your name! Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.
Father dear, we lift up in earnest prayer Your children, Cel & her family. Please spread Your protective aura around each of them, and send Your Holy Spirit to unhardened the husband’s heart and open his spiritual eyes to direct him to receive psychiatric care. In Your beloved Son’s, Jesus, name, we pray. Thank You, Father. AMEN!!!’

PRAISES, GLORY AND HONOR BE UNTO OUR FATHER GOD, HIS SON JESUS, HIS HOLY SPIRIT!!! BLESSED TRINITY-ONE GOD, THANK YOU!!

God’s wonderful blessings & His sustaining graces be showered upon you, Derek, and EACH of our sisters & brothers here!!
Love, forever your Sis in Christ Jesus ~ Patty

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Robin May 18, 2016 at 6:35 pm

Hi Derek,
I have battled depression for years and the last 2 years have been the worst. I have been on many different antidepressants while my doctor tried to find the right balance. I was (I felt) over medicated because all I would do is go to work and come home and sleep. It was like I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I asked my doctor to step me down off of antidepressants so she did, but it was very apparent I need some kind of medication. My doctor closed her practice so I asked my general doctor to put me back on a small dose of antidepressants. I still feel really bad and want to lock myself in my bedroom all the time. I do have kids and this affects them in such a negative way. My husband is amazing, but he is finally at his breaking point, I’m afraid. This disease controls me and has caused me to completely disregard other’s feelings. I get that “I just can’t do it” feeling all the time. I have had suicidal thoughts from time to time and that scares me. I’m tired of feeling terrible. Please pray for me, nothing seems to work and I need God to hear my prayers!!

Thanks,
Robin

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lisa June 30, 2016 at 4:43 am

my Sister Robin ,May our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.May you feel his presence daily.I suffered from severe depression and still do at times.I feel like the Lord spoke to me that vitD3 ,fish oil ,and vit b complex. I was suicidal for years.Also married with kids.God speaks to us in a gentle way that sometimes we miss. The random acts of kindness you receive is truly God. When I began to make myself do the same. Even if it was the neighbor it gave me joy. So Lord I pray for Robin that you enlighten her its in the second ,the min the hour the day that you help us as we take the time to read your word and listen to christian music or whatever we can do to surrender our minds and thoughts to you. Let her know she is not forsaken. Send her a christian Sister to minister to her.For now Lord keep Robin and let her know that 1/4 of christians suffer from depression. Free her from the past.Let her take joy in others that laugh or share love with her.Let her know its being kind to ourselves and sometimes faking it till we make it. Jesus heal my sister in your name .Amen

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Lin June 18, 2016 at 2:50 pm

My son Chuck needs your prayers. He lost his girlfriend of 5 years, had to have arm surgery, lost his dad then had to have leg surgery, now is going in for heart tests. He has suicidal thoughts and lives way out in the country, where there is not much help. He is alone, bout ready to lose his home. Please GOD give him hope and show us a way out. He crys non stop off and on … I keep telling him GOD will make a way when there seems to be no way. But, I am beginning to have my faith waver. He is getting worse. He is drinking again, and that scares me.. Please lift us up in prayer … he has lost all hope .

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Jack Wellman June 18, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Will do Lin.

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Maria July 11, 2016 at 6:14 am

Can you please pray for my marriage? I’m going through depression not knowing if we are meant to be.

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Chris August 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Please pray for me. My name is Chris and I am having a hard time because I got hurt on my job and haven’t been able to work for over 2 years. The depression has taken over and I don’t know what to do. I am trying to get on ssi which I am fine with because I can’t do anything else do to pain and depression. Just pray for me that everything goes through with this.

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Chris August 16, 2016 at 12:48 pm

Please pray for me because I am struggling with depression because I am no longer able to work because of an on the job accident. I am applying for ssi and I just need some help with prayer on this. Due to the accident it has caused life changing events and I am praying that everything goes well for getting approved for ssi

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Marian September 17, 2016 at 12:26 am

Hi Derek….how are you? ….I need you to join me in prayers. …am from a country where getting married before 30 is a must….have had 2 proposals but things suddenly comes up and everything is called off….I have been depressed. …getting a job is even something else….please pray with me to the Almighty. …I need his help to walk through this stage of my life….I think of ending it most times going to Facebook and seeing the progress my mates are making is heartbroken …..pray with me….please pray with me

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Helen October 28, 2016 at 6:04 pm

Please pray for my depressed teenaged son

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Sue November 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm

I am so depressed I feel like I am dying. Help me now!!!!

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Jack Wellman November 21, 2016 at 9:39 pm

Hello Sue. Please reach out to your parents or pastor or someone you know that you can speak with. You cannot go life alone. Have you tried talking to anyone about this? Why not call someone…anyone, to talk to. One great way to lift depression is by serving others. When we started a nursing home ministry, two of the people who have suffered serious bouts of depression, saw it lift them out of it. I will pray God answers your prayer for help Sue.

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Sarita green November 30, 2016 at 8:18 am

Please help me I need a help of prayer my relationship is getting to me my head hurts I cry all day long N all nite. How can one still say they love u even after they hurt u and I really do still love him the father of my son. Plz help me its traumatizing me too much it’s hard to cope.

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Lea December 12, 2016 at 7:18 pm

Thank you for sharing this Derek. I ask anyone that reads this to please pray for my hus and Michael . For his deepndepression and hopelessness, that he may turn to Christ and be filled with the love joy and peace of the Holy spirt. Thankn ou. God Bless each of you.

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Sara January 5, 2017 at 9:10 am

Please pray for my daughter that is suffering sadness, frustration, loneliness and scared. she has two beautiful children and I am scared that they will suffer too by seeing their mom with sadness & hurting. when you try to talk to her it seems all is ok, but then you see in her face that she is very sad.. her partner blames her for everything and she agrees. she has no self esteem and I feel this hurt very much but she just tries to hide it. He makes all the decisions, comes and goes whenever he pleases and she say nothing. I hurt so much for her and I am so afraid that she is going to go so deep that she can come out of it. I see already in her appearance that it doesn’t matter.
I pray everyday for her to see the light, to get stronger, and not let anyone abuse her. Please pretty please I pray for her to get out of this relationship or get stronger and not let anyone abuse her…She needs a miracle and I am praying she gets it soon in Jesus name AMEN!

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Lupe Valdez January 9, 2017 at 2:43 pm

I just to be lifted up in prayers for depression and anxiety it’s a tough battle I do pray alot but I don’t know if I am doing it right. I try and read the Bible but I always quit because I don’t have the faith I truly need to believe. It’s so hard sometimes but I been fighting for a long time. But I just pray one day it will stop. In Jesus name Amen. I need all the prayers I can get

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Jack Wellman January 9, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Praying for you Lupe.

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Leonor garcia January 31, 2017 at 3:10 am

Hello I have really bad depression I have 3 little girls and I’m still with there dad we have been together for 6 years and all my little girls are from him he has turned into a bad person and he leaves for weeks without telling me where he is he blocks my number idk if he’s cheating but I love this man to death and I am so depressed because my little girls have to see me cry and not wanting to eat I cry myself to sleep )’: I feel mentally broken because he cannot see what a beautiful family he has I really need a prayer because my family is all I got )’: thankyou

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Vickie Campbell March 2, 2017 at 8:14 am

I came off an antidepressant in Aug 2016 per dr’s instructions and have discontinuation syndrome. (Was on AD’s for 30 years but wanted to treat my depression more naturally) Did not experience any low feelings for 5 months but now struggling and I don’t want to go on another RX. Please pray for me! Some of what I’m going thru is spiritual, cause when I pray against specific spirits I usually get relief. Some though is physical from coming off the meds as my body is trying to stabalize after being medicated for so long. Please pray that my body will heal and be restored and that the depression will end and Satan will be bound. Thank you!

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Pamela Rose Williams March 2, 2017 at 1:03 pm

Hello Vickie, I am praying for you! As I pray perhaps you can meditate on some Bible verses that we have found helpful for those suffering with depression. Take a look at this article that Dr. Mike published for us: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/top-10-bible-references-for-counseling-about-depression/.

Hang in there and turn your eyes upon Jesus my friend.

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Loretta Bevilacqua March 21, 2017 at 10:00 pm

My brother Raymond has battled with depression in the past and recently it has returned and is crying out to the Lord every day. His mornings are the worst and he deals with such inner turmoil and unrest. He has been a devoted to serving the Lord and fellowship with other believers. I know that he needs also to think good thoughts and not negative thoughts.
I am trusting you to lift him up in prayer. Blessing to you!!

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Jackie June 2, 2017 at 4:36 am

Please pray for my son. He seems to never have an easy path. He is very depressed and feels no one is for him. He says he still believes and loves God so I am holding on to the hope that faith will bring him through. Thank you.

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Jack Wellman June 2, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Hello Jackie. My prayers are for your son, and for you as well. We know God is for Him, and the Gospel of John shows that more than most, especially John chapter 10 and 11.

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Roshielda Alcazar Andrade October 17, 2017 at 4:13 am

Abba Father, please help me,. I’m struggling because of depression. Don’t know what to do. Heal me (breast cysts)., heal my family sickness as well ., like: skin allergies, cough, rheumatism, …….. and other concerns’ like……money problems, needing for a new job……… even business. God be the lord of our lives. , who listens, who hears every cry of your children. Amen.

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Moono June 11, 2018 at 2:00 am

please pray for my son, he is going through a hard time. He does’t know what he should do. he is 23 and does not yet have a career. His siblings who are all younger are more focused. He has put the blame on me his mother about his failure. I did my best to guide him as a teen and he was rebellious at the time. Please pray for us. We are a christian family. I feel so sad seeing him in that situation.
May the Lord also be with you in your situation.

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Evelyn Henrietta October 17, 2018 at 8:34 am

Lord God help me fight and overcome the depression that am going through as a result of the deception of My Ex. I still carry the pain deep inside my heart and find it so hard to forgive him.Each time i think of his deception i get more hurt and restless.Lord i need your intervention in my life.

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