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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