Healing Prayers for Depression: 15 Helpful

In the wake of the pandemic and all the negative news that has taken over the media today, the number of people suffering from depression has increased.

This is because people are constantly worried about different life issues, such as their safety and those of their loved ones.

Statistics show that one in every twelve adults is depressed, and these statistics don’t exclude Christians. This is because God did not promise us a smooth ride in life; nevertheless, we are assured of victory in Christ.

Dealing with depression will require counseling and therapy. But as believers, we must not forget the place of prayer in our healing process. This is why I have written these healing prayers for depression for you.

Here are powerful Healing Prayers for Depression.

  1. Best Prayer for Depression.

Philippians 4:8 (NIV) – Finally brothers, 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 those things.

Heavenly Father, I come before you today, trusting you to pull me out of this depressed state.

My therapists said that I have to take charge of my mind for my healing to begin. So, I ask that you help me renew my mind in your word.

Help my thought process, and help me think only positive and hopeful thoughts. I ask that you fill me with your spirit.

Please, Lord, renew my mind and my heart with your truth. Finally, I ask that you fill my heart with hope and comforting words that will bring healing to me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Christian Prayer for Healing Depression.

Matthew 11:28 (NIV) – Come to me, all you who are weary and overburdened, and I will give you rest.

Dear God, your word says we can come to you when we feel overburdened and overwhelmed.

So, here I am at your feet, trusting you to lift this burden from me. I’m so tired and have lost the will to live.

Lord, I feel crushed under the weight of negativeness all around me. Therefore, I ask that you be my help.

In my uncertainties, I ask that you will bring hope and clarity. Above all, I ask that you shine your light into my darkness and help me find solace in you.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Depression Prayer for Emotional Healing.

Psalm 147:3 (NIV) – He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Holy God, if there’s any time in my life I need the miracle of emotional healing, it’s now.

My emotions are everywhere, and I can’t understand what I’m feeling most of the time. But I know that I think negative emotions try to pull me into a dark place.

Lord, I ask that you heal my heart and cause me to understand my emotions. As you do this, I pray that you will imbue me with the wisdom to begin to deal with it.

Lastly, I pray that your hand will rest upon me and give me peace.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Healing Prayer for Depression and Anxiety.

Psalm 37:23-24 (NIV) – How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart?

How long will my enemy triumph over me. Look on me and answer, O Lord my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death. 

Loving God, I particularly request that you stretch out your hands upon me and heal me from depression and anxiety.

My therapists said that my healing would begin when I accept that I am depressed and suffering from anxiety. Today, I acknowledge this, and I also recognize that I need help.

Abba Father, I understand that my help will not come from my therapist alone but you also. Therefore, I ask that you help me through my Therapists.

I ask that you give them the right words for me. By faith, I decree that their treatment method is effective and that I’m responsive to them.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Healing Prayer for Depression from Heart Break.

Romans 8:38-39 (NIV) – For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future,

nor any powers, 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.

Dear God, I feel broken and crushed. I feel like my heart has been shattered into a thousand and one-pieces such that it’s beyond fixing.

Right now, I feel like giving up on love and life. But today, as I read your word, I’m reminded of your love and sacrifice for me.

So, I pray that your love will bring me healing, and your truth, too, will liberate me from depression. I ask that you help me forgive myself and my ex; take away bitterness from my heart.

Please help me not to dwell on the thoughts of this failed relationship. Instead, allow me to heal from this heartbreak and help me love again.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Healing Prayer for Depressed Girlfriend.

Isaiah 41: 10 (NIV) – So do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Gracious God, I commit my girlfriend into your hands. And I ask that you help her because I don’t like seeing her struggle with depression. I want to help her, but I don’t know how because she is always isolating herself.

Hence, I ask that you be with her to comfort her even in her solitude. I pray that you will heal her and calm her fears.

Lord, I also ask that you give me the right words to speak to her at times like this. Give me patience and fill my heart with love for her.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Healing Prayer for Depressed Wife.

John 16:33 (NIV) – 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.

Awesome God, when you instituted marriage, you said that two would become one.

The implication of this is that whatever affects one affects the other. So, I present my depressed wife to you, trusting that she will find peace in you.

Father, help her focus on you even in her current state of mind. Draw her nearer to you, and help her renew her mind through your word.

Lastly, I ask that you show me how best to help and love her.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Healing Prayer for Depression and Quick Recovery.

Psalm 3:3 (NIV) – But you are a shield around me, O Lord you bestow glory on me and lift up my head

Faithful God, I’m struggling to keep my head above water right now.

I pray in Jesus’ name that you will speak peace into my mind and heart. Lord, I ask that you send forth your word to me and set me free from the stronghold of depression.

Great Father, I pray too that you be my hope in my hopelessness. I ask that you pull me out of the dark waters of anxiety and depression.

Bestow glory on me and lift me from the miry clay. Above all, I pray that you will heal me quickly and save me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Healing Prayer for Depression for Relationship.

Joshua 1:9 (NIV) – Have I not commanded you, be strong and courageous, do not be terrified, do not be discouraged. For the Lord, your God will be with you wherever you go.

Almighty God, you know the secrets of my heart, my struggles, and my pain in this relationship. I have tried all that I can to make this relationship work.

Dear Lord, I have also wanted to take us back to that happy place we used to be; but my efforts are not being reciprocated.

I’m sinking into depression daily while trying to save my relationship. Hence, I ask that you help me save this relationship or give me the grace to leave the relationship.

All I want right now is peace, so help me make the right decision for my sanity.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Healing prayer for Depression for Self.

Psalm 40:1-2 (NIV) – 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.

Our Father in Heaven, please lift me out of the pit of depression and out of the slimy pit and set my feet on a rock.

I ask that you give me a firm place to stand so that I will not sink into despair again.

Lord, help me surrender entirely to you. Please help me to trust you with my problems and challenges.

Please give me the grace to be vulnerable with you. And to bring to you those things that have kept me imprisoned in my mind so that I may be free of them.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Healing Prayer for Depression for my Friend.

Philippians 4:6 (NIV) – Do not be anxious for anything, but in everything by prayers and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Abba Father, I commit my friend into your caring hands. I know that you see his struggles with depression.

Lord, I equally know that it’s not your will for him to be trapped in that dark place. Hence, I plead that you show him mercy and heal him.

Lord, speak peace to his anxious heart and help him to trust you. Lastly, I pray that your hands will rest upon him for good and save him.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Healing Prayer for Depression to my Boyfriend.

1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) – Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Dear God, I’m so worried about my boyfriend right now. I’m concerned about what depression is making him do to himself.

Lord, I’m also worried that he will take his life if nothing is done for him right now.

While we seek professional help for him, I ask that you touch his heart and mind. I know that he has a lot going on with him right now.

I ask that you help him cast his cares on you. Most importantly, I request that you make him experience your love and peace.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Healing Prayer for Depression to my Husband.

Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV) – 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.

Everlasting Father, I’m not happy about the present state of mind my husband has been in. Therefore, I present him to you, asking you to fill him with joy.

Lord, I ask that you replace every struggle he is facing right now with joy. I also ask that you give him back his happiness.

Let him feel your presence with and around him right now. May your peace, love, and joy overwhelm him. Finally, I request that you encourage him where he is discouraged and help him where he needs help.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Healing Prayers for Mental Health.

Psalm 34:17 (NIV) – The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them. He delivers them from all their troubles.

Faithful God, my heart cries out to you. Your word says that you hear the cry of the righteous and deliver them from their troubles. I ask that you hear me and deliver me.

Lord, I commit my mental health to you, and I ask that you grant me soundness of mind and body. Heal me of anxiety attacks and depression and fill me with the joy of your presence.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Miracle Prayer for Healing Depression.

Philippians 4:7 (NIV) – And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Gracious God, you are a miracle worker, and that’s why I have come to you today. I ask that you perform a miracle in my mind. In the name of Jesus, I decree that I enjoy maximum peace and calm.

By faith, I decree that my struggles are over because the hand of the Lord is upon me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Conclusion

God has given us prayer and the word as potent weapons for survival. Through prayers, we can find the peace of God and healing from depression and anxiety.

I pray that you will receive your healing as you begin to say these healing prayers for depression in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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