Lord Jesus, in Your all-knowing kindness, I ask for
Your help in coping with my feelings of depression. Let me remember that I have so much to live for even though I
have often felt that I cannot make it through another day.
I ask that You guide those around me in their efforts to help me
overcome my depressed feelings. Help
my family, friends, and me to understand this illness that has put such a
dark cloud over my life. I
pray, Lord, to open my mind and heart to the presence of the Holy Spirit
inside me to lift my spirits, encourage my efforts, and give me a constant
and fervent desire to do Your will. Amen.