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2 Powerful Prayers for Depression

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“Reach up as high as you can today,
and God will reach down the rest of the way.”
St. Padre Pio

2 Powerful Prayers for Depression

These two powerful prayers against depression are two of the most powerful prayers of the Church. They affirm a few very important facts. First, that darkness is real but that God is always present with us (even when we cannot feel His presence). Second, that we are weak without God and therefore find all our strength in Him. And Third, God’s plan for our life can seem confusing at times but one day He will make all things crystal clear. As long as we remain in faith, He is making all things right and good. In the end, Jesus promises us that we have nothing to fear. He also tells us, however, that in everything we do throughout every day, we are to pray.

Anytime you are feeling down or depressed, go somewhere quiet for a few minutes and pray these two powerful prayers for depression. They are quick and easy to pray, yet they are incredibly powerful. Above all, keep reaching for Him, keep striving for the things that are above, keep your eyes fixed upward. When we reach for Him, He will reach back to us in a most glorious (and mysterious) way. No one can transform our mind and our heart like God can.

2 Powerful Prayers for Depression

Adapted prayer from St. Ignatius of Loyola

“O Christ Jesus,
When all is darkness
and I feel my weakness and helplessness,
give me the sense of Your great Presence;

Your divine love and strength.

Help me to have perfect trust
in Your protecting love
and strengthening power,

so that nothing may frighten or worry me.

For living close to You,
I shall see Your hand,

your purpose, and Your Will
will shine through all things.

In Your good and Holy Name I pray,
Amen.”

Adapted prayer from St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

“Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary that I have Your presence so that I do not forget You.
You know how easily I can abandon You.

Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak, and I need Your strength, so that I may not fall so often.
Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life, and without You I am without any fervor.
Stay with Me, Lord, for You are my Light, and without You I am in darkness.
Stay with me, Lord, and show me Your Will.
Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice and follow You.
Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You very much, and to always be in Your company.
Stay with me, Lord, if You wish for me to be faithful to You.
Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is, I want it to be a place of consolation for You, a forever nest of love.
Stay with me, Lord, I need You now;
stay with me, Lord I always do.

Stay with me, Lord, I pray to You.
In Your Good and Holy Name I pray,
Amen.”

See also: Padre Pio’s “Miracle Prayer”

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