Prayer for Depression
I come before you with thanksgiving in my heart and your praises on my lips. I come before you because I need your help.
Father, a depression has settled in my heart and I need you to come right now and strengthen me and uphold me (Isaiah 41:10) I know that this is not from you as you are a good Father. I know that you are a good Father because you said that I need to give You all of my depression, cares, worries, anxiety, every little thing that is bothering me because You care about me and You will take care of everything. (1 Peter 5:7)
I also know that Hope is the antidote for depression and the joy it creates is my strength. (Nehemiah 8:10) Just like the light banishes the darkness, Hope dispels depression.
Holy Spirit, I know You have everything under control, even when it looks hopeless to me. So I receive peace and confidence now. I realize I cannot see everything You are doing to guide my life into great victory, but I trust You completely. I speak to every negative emotion I am feeling and tell you, everything is going to work out for our good.
Holy Spirit, fill me with your joy and peace so that I am overflowing and the depression must flee away (Romans 15:13, Isaiah 35:10). I renounce all depression and hopelessness, Almighty God is on my side, my future is great. I command every negative emotion to leave now and I declare joy, peace, and gladness fill my life.
Thank you, Lord, for sending Christ to die for me. Thank you for caring about me and loving me no matter what, who, or where I am.
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,
Scriptures for Depression
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. 2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORDand put their trust in him.
3 But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
10 Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.
11 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
1 Peter 5:6-7
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
33 “I 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.”
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.