This is in the nature of an experiment. I have never written a prayer before, and I don’t claim to be very good at it. I have read some lovely prayers, and I sometimes get people searching for prayers for the mentally ill, so I thought I would try to write some. It may not be the most beautiful prayer, but it is sincere.
A Prayer When Depressed
Father of all mercies and God of all comfort,
today I am tired, I am hurting, I am broken
depression weighs on my brain like a heavy stone
crushing my spirit.
Lord of healing, you opened the eyes of the blind
you raised the dead
you have saved my soul
please heal me of my illness,
please transform my mind and make me whole
better able to serve you, better able to love
if it is not your will to cure me, may I know peace
may I feel your presence with me at all times
and may I always have your hope in my heart.
Help me, Lord, for I am weak and ill,
I ask this in the name of your dear Son,
my Lord Jesus Christ, in whom I trust forever.