How to Pray for Depression to Go Away

Are you feeling down? It's ok. Well, not really because you want to feel better, right? I know. I've been there too. I've worked my way into some pretty dark tunnels in the past. Thankfully I found a way out. God's about to help you out of your dark tunnel. Let me show you how to pray depression away so you can get some relief. The light is about to turn on!

Picture This:

You are happy and free from the dark tunnel of depression. Hovering clouds have disappeared. The difficult things that try to get you down do not succeed because you have your eyes focused on God and his love toward you. When you feel yourself slipping into a downward spiral, you know what to do. You pull out a list of God's goodness and he pulls you through. The Son is shining again!

Scripture This:

Psalms 40:16 NLT:

But may all who search for you

be filled with joy and gladness in you.

May those who love your salvation

repeatedly shout, “The Lord is great!”

Psalms 42:11 NLT:

Why am I discouraged?

Why is my heart so sad?

I will put my hope in God!

I will praise him again—

my Savior and my God!

Pray This:

God, when I'm down and feeling low, I am determined to turn it around. Help me to pull off a good mood instead of a downward one. As I search for you, fill me with joy and gladness in you. Enable me to stay focused on your salvation because that's really the most important thing I have. With that in mind, I will no longer be discouraged. I will put my hope in Jesus because he saves me! Thank you that there is light at the end of the tunnel because there is light in you!

Say This:

If I'm down in the dumps and crying the blues, I will fix my eyes on God— I'll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He's my God and he has given me a huge reason to rejoice. Salvation is enough to make me happy. Thinking of God's goodness is keeping me going. I am climbing out of depression and I'm walking in joy today. (Based on the Message version of Psalm 42:11.)

This isn't an end all be all solution. You may be at the place where you need to seek medical help to deal with your depression. But I have found that this prayer and declaration can help put an end to depression. So use it. Repeat it often. But get more help if you need it. It's ok!

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20 Inspirational & Butt Kicking Quotes on Prayer

Sometimes you just need a little inspiration for your prayer life…or shall we say, kick in the pants?!

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My desire, here at Pray Like a Pro, is for you to make prayer a running conversation with God all day long. Sometimes that's easy. Sometimes it's not. Sometimes we just need a boost in the right direction. So here's a list of some of my favorite prayer quotes meant to inspire you to have a little talk with God. Or maybe a big talk, depending on what's going on with you. Enjoy!

Quotes are original from yours truly, unless I have noted who said them. Others are unknown.

  1. Work hard. Pray harder. -Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker
  2. Quit asking and start commanding. Sometimes it's up to you to make a move!
  3. Don't tell God about your problem, tell your problem about your God. He's got this.
  4. I've never met anyone who at some point hasn't experienced BIG DISAPPOINTMENTS in their prayer life. -Unknown
  5. The devil believes in prayer, he just doesn't use it.
  6. Prayer is not complicated. It only gets crazy when we start pondering the questions about prayer the devil puts in our heads.
  7. See-Through Prayers. Keep praying till you see it through!
  8. Jesus said, "keep knocking and the door will be opened". Don't stop knocking. No one answers a quiet door.
  9. If you're too busy for God, then it's time to change your schedule -Joyce Meyer
  10. Prayer=Spiritual Red-bull to refresh your body & faith. Drink often.
  11. When you seek the Giver even if you don't get the gift, the gift loses it's importance. -Unknown
  12. The greatest tragedy in life is the prayers that go unanswered because they go unasked. Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker
  13. If you want a deeper connection with someone pray for them. The next time you see them, you'll be amazed that you feel closer to them.
  14. Sometimes the simplest prayers are the best prayers. Prayer fluff not necessary!
  15. Pray for someone who ticked you off recently! You'll find your heart changing toward them for the better!
  16. Wondering what to pray? Find prayers that Jesus prayed in the New Testament and model your prayers after his.
  17. Don't ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet. @Tiffany Travelute
  18. Carpet fiber in the knees of your jeans. Priceless.
  19. Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? -Corrie Ten Boom
  20. Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused. -Charles Spurgeon

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In the coming weeks, I'll post a whole list of my favorite Bible Scriptures on prayer so stay tuned - cause nothing beats words out of God's mouth!