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Sufferers of Depression or other Mental Illness
Prayer/Support group

This is to offer prayers, understanding, and/or support to anyone suffering from depression or other mental illness.

Mental illness is a large problem in our society today. However, there is still an unneccessary stigma attached to it that often prevents people from getting the help they need. I have had depression off and on for the past 8 years and I feel that we should support each other, help each other, and reach out to others in need. I am fairly stable now and I know there are others who are not quite as blessed as I am. I just wanted to set up a place where we could come in and talk, pray, or just let it all hang out without fear of judgement. I love you all and I think we can be a great help to each other.
Beautiful_Dreamer -9/9/2003
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9/9/2003 10:54

Dear gracious Heavenly Father, I pray for those of us who have depression or other issues. I pray that we can get the healing and support that we need either through you directly or indirectly. I pray that we can get the support we need from our families, friends and communities and the strength to keep going despite any stigmas attached. I pray for greater understanding about depression and mental illness and for you to use our experiences for Your will and for something positive in our lives. May we be better people for this cross we bear and I pray that you can help lift us up and remind us of Your love. In your holy name I pray, Amen.

9/9/2003 10:55

This group is for members of all faiths.

9/9/2003 13:33

Father of Lights, bless each of those who suffer from these things. We do not know the reasons or at least not all but we do have something we can use... faith. I thank you for the blessings we have recieved: our family, friends, your light, etc. Help us to keep looking at the blessings. Be with us each and every day and pour out your Spirit upon those who need it. Encourage us with the encourgament that is eternal and give us rest in you. Continue to mold and shape us and drive out all fear that we may perfect in your love. Light of the World, fill us and sastisfy us as only you can. Protect us all and let your will be done in all things.

9/12/2003 09:58

Dear Lord I pray for my family and for all others with depressive issues and I pray they can feel your protection and love.

12/22/2003 08:56

Dear Lord, I offer a special prayer to you during this time of year, as the holidays tend to be an especially hard time for some people and this is a time of year when many people become depressed and cannot see the true beauty of You and Your creation. I pray for those, for Your healing touch to be with them in whatever manner You see fit. I pray for love and understanding for these people and for all others who need a reminder of Your Love...I know it can be hard for us to feel You sometimes but I pray that you can continue to touch us so that we can see your Glory, in whatever form or name that takes..

12/22/2003 09:44

Depression is a devastating illness that strikes millions each year. Sadly, most do not get the help they need. In my work I have seen its terrible effects on human life. So to all of those who struggle with this illness, here are my holiday wishes for you.

I wish that you be granted the understanding that you are necessary and needed in this world and that your life matters.

I wish that you be granted the strength to fight to recover your life. It is a fight that you can win.

I wish that you receive the support and love that you need and deserve.

I wish you joy and peace.

12/22/2003 11:45

Dear Lord,
Please send your healing comfort to those who suffer from the crippling desease of depression. May they know they are not alone and also know the comfort of your love and the love of those close to them. May they be blessed with hope and may their fears be erased. May You open the hearts of all your children to the realization that all forms of mental illness are diseases and remove the stigma of such diseases from small minds. Keep those who suffer safe and give them peace.

12/22/2003 16:53

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on all who suffer in this time of joy and celebration. Help me to bring Your light and joy to those who are most in need of it. Amen, so be it, according to Your will.

12/22/2003 22:18

Father God, I pray for those who are in prison, and in a state of lonliness and depression at this time of year. Lord, I pray for those who know You, and have strayed from You, that You would illuminate their minds, hearts and spirits. Father, they may be the only light in the place of darkness they are in. God, use them to let others see the wonderous love of Jesus Christ, and why He was born in such lowly estate. Let them in their despair long to know the hope of Christ, and may many come to know Him. Lord, may we never cease to see the value of a soul, even that one in prison for a dispicable crime. You see the heart, and You know of true repentance. Thank You Lord for Your never ending love, mercy and grace. Amen

12/24/2003 11:52

Let me not
pray to be sheltered
but to be fearless
in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain
but for the heart to conquer it.

11/4/2004 20:59

Dear God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I have been experiencing depression again. I am taking steps in lifestyle that may help. If need be I can talk to my doctor to evaluate current meds. However, most importantly, I lay myself at your feet. Please pick me up with your loving hands and hold me in your strong arms. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

5/21/2005 23:18

For my bi-polar son...

Lord, I need your help today. I want to care for those you've sent into my life, To help them grow in body, mind, and spirit, To help them develop the special gifts you've given them. But I also want to free them To follow their own paths And bring their loving wisdom To the world. Help me to embrace them without clutching, To support them without suffocating, To correct them without crushing. And help me to live joyfully and playfully Myself so they can see your life in me And find their way to you.

2/16/2007 23:27

Dear Heavenly Father,

I pray that you bless and heal my children. I pray that you touch their minds and bodies and heal them. I pray that you heal the mind of my son Robert who is currently suffering from Schizophrenia. Help him God. I also prayer that you heal the health of my daughter Whitney who as a transplant patient has problems with high blood pressure, heart problems and depression. Lord God, I pray that you heal all of us and us health in body, mind and spirit. I also ask that you make their dad understanding. These things I pray in Jesus' name.

6/21/2010 12:33

Dear Lord,I have been suffering with this deep depression for many`year's and yet have reached out for help and still am having hard time's.But I'm not here for myself lord I'm praying you can look out for all those in real dire need of you're strength to get through a day. I also pray for help on my sister in-law that she get's the help she need's. I smile to my husband who I beleive is there with you Lord looking down upon me. I shall be on my knee's and in you're loving heart again another day. God Bless


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