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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Prayer for Release From Depression

"I am exhausted," he said. "I feel like I’m so down, I’ll never get up again. I don’t feel like doing anything. I wish people would just leave me alone."

"Don’t pay any attention to him," his wife complains. "He doesn’t care about any of us."

Is the fellow lazy, grumpy, and/or distant? Well, yes, but it may not be what you think. He may have a severe case of Depression.

We might think of Depression as (1) caused by something outside ourselves. Or, (2) it may be a chemical imbalance within us.

Some Christians are against seeing a Psychologist or Psychiatrist. "All they need to do is pray more and bury themselves in the Word of God."

If the person had diabetes, would they say, "Stop taking that Insulin. Just pray more and read the Bible." No. We know that Diabetes is a chemical imbalance—like Depression.

I have worked with wonderful Christians with archaic ideas of medical needs. When the Depression hits them, their family or friends, they see that medication is a blessing from God, not something to be shunned.

The first type of depression, situational, may be severe enough that medication is prescribed for a short time. In addition, Prayer Therapy can help. You would pray 3x a day for the release of depression. As before, you would wait a few minutes for God to touch you, and then go about the rest of the day, knowing that God heard your prayer. Let us pray:

"God in Heaven who created all, you have the power to reset my broken heart. I praise your holy and precious name. May your word come to live within me so that I may live in you and rest in your kingdom, oh God. I ask this very day, Father, that you deliver me from the pain of Depression and cast those horrible feelings as far from me as your mighty arms can fling them. Forgive me when I forget to ask for your help and healing. I will remember you and your love three times today in this prayer and I will wait upon your promised touch. I know your love will go with me every moment of the day. I pray all these things in the name of, and by the power of, your son Jesus, the great physician. Amen"


"God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine."Copyright 2012 Doris Gaines Rapp

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