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Prayer for Depression

Father, I cry out to You
Lift my eyes to see hope rise.

I cry out to You
Change the colour of my thoughts to a rainbow day.

I cry out to You
Blow away the dark clouds to bring Your light.

I cry out to You
Break into my heavy heart and breathe Your life into me.

That in the morning I may rise to a rainbow day,
Full of Your light and breathing Your life.

Lord, I cry out to You.


(a short prayer to help with depression from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

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Prayer for Hope

A short prayer for hope and strength from God for those in a dark or difficult place. The words to this prayer can be found here:-

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.

John Barrymore (1882-1942)

The Despair & Hope of the Psalmist

A Meditation on Psalm 42:1-8 (NHEB)

A few things to notice as you meditate on this psalm:-
The writer likens his thirst for God as a deer that pants for water. (v.1)
The psalmist is in despair (v.5, 6). His tears have been his food through the day and night (v.3)
Regardless of how the psalmist is feeling he makes a decision to praise God. He addresses his soul and tells it to hope in God (v.5). He recounts the way God has been with him in the past (v6), that God is His saviour (v.5) and that God is with him now. He will know God's loving kindness in the day, and hear His song over him in the night time (v.8).

Psalm 42:1-8

(1) As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants after you, God. (2) My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? (3) My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually ask me, "Where is your God?" (4) These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me, how I used to go with the crowd, and led them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping a holy day. (5) Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him for the saving help of his presence. (6) My God, my soul is in despair within me. Therefore I remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon, from the hill Mizar. (7) Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterfalls. All your waves and your billows have swept over me. 8 The LORD will command his loving kindness in the daytime. In the night his song shall be with me: a prayer to the God of my life.

Psalm 42:1-8 (NHEB)

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