by Maria (Hyderabad, AP, India)
My friend is suffering from Depression. He had a broken marriage and now has filed for divorce. He is not come out of it. He is feeling lonely. Worried that he might do something adverse to his life. He needs strength, comfort, love, affection care concern.
Lord uplift him from all the metal worries he is facing. Send the guardian Angel to protect him. Bind him with you precious blood oh Lord. Heal him, cleanse him. Hope he gets up tomorrow with a better hope and happiness and a bright tomorrow.
Be with him Lord throughout his difficulties, struggles, hurdles. Lonliness haunts him. He fells dejected, Come what may, he needs to understand I am always with him at his time of difficulties and he can rely on me. I can take care of him, if he and his family accepts me,
Lord nothing is hidden from you, We are you children and you know what to give us.
Thank you Lord.
Praise you Lord.
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Prayer is a best source for peace of mind.
It is a priceless and easiest way to attain peace of mind.
Further it doesn’t require heavy advice, skill or practice.
Any one even for the first time can perform it at any time and any place. But doing it at a proper place and at regular time intervals is most effective method of prayer to attain desired level of mental peace.
Even Lord Jesus Christ mentioned that prayer can be done from where you are and no need of going for church or temple etc. Even Mohammedans practice prayer in a peaceful place. The place is clean and pleasant mostly.
Prayer offers not only mental peace but also other virtues like determination, patience, control of temperament, courage to take up challenges and strong focus towards desired goals.
This may be the reason why Mahatma Gandhi exclaimed “I would have been a lunatic long ago without prayer”.
Even the most violent people like terrorists, smugglers practice prayer for all the above benefits. But what ever path we take in we are responsible for the results. So take up prayer with a good heart and for peace of mind to you and also those around.
How to do prayer for peace of mind
1. Close your eyes with both palms folded or in receiving style.
2. Then with complete heart and mind talk to the almighty or super power (share yourself).
3. You can repent for your mistakes, ask for help or tell him your goals you wish to accomplish.
4. But these talking should be from deep down your heart.
5. There may be occasions like having tears in your eyes or smile on your face but just go on without hesitating what other think in case you are in a group or public.
6. The prayer can be for few minutes and stop once it is over. Always try to thanks him for whatever possessions or happiness he has given you.
7. Prayer helps heal even depression, so thanking helps develop positivism while bitter weeping for your troubles will relieve your mental anguish or sorrow.
8. Before prayer try to be tidy enough and cheerful enough without tension of work etc.
9. Try to find a silent place but one can do it even in noisy place even.
10. Daily prayer is way to obtain faster and consistent peace of mind.
Regular prayer gives constant enjoyment to the doer. It helps you build character and mental strength in you.
Try to pray at-least twice in a day once in the morning and once before going to bed or in the evening. Pray for peace of mind.
A Prayer for Mental Healing
Psalm 18:1-31, Psalm 42
Reflections of the Heart:
We receive comfort in these words, “Those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 (NLT)
Wonderful Father, You are great and most worthy of praise. You are to be feared above all gods. The earth is Yours and everything in it; the world and all its people belong to You. You laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean’s depths. You are the King of glory; the Lord strong and mighty. You are the Lord, invincible in battle. O Lord, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. We are grateful that when we, Your people, call to You for help, You hear and rescue us out of our troubles. Thank You for giving us Your peace and joy. Thank You for providing a life of hope, abundance, and destiny. Thank You for being our strength in times of weakness.
Father, You said that You would give rest to all who are weary and heavy burdened. Your yoke is easy and Your burdens are light. We are supposed to trust in You with all of our hearts and not depend on our own understanding. We are to seek Your will in all that we do and You will show us which path to take. You are the God who will bring rest to our souls. We trust in Your Word and believe that Your Word will be operative in the hearts and souls of those with mental illnesses. We confess that when they walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive them and stretch forth Your hand and save them. You have left Your gift of peace of mind with them and we pray that their hearts will not be afraid. We confess, even though they may be pressed on every side by troubles, they will not be crushed and broken. They may feel perplexed, but they will not give up and quit. They may be hunted down, but You will never abandon them. They may be knocked down, but they will get up and keep going. Father, we confess that they will lie down without fear and enjoy pleasant dreams. They will not be afraid of the threat of disaster or destruction; for You are their security.
Holy Spirit, we ask You to replace sadness with joy, defeat with victory, and fatigue with praise. Help those who feel depressed or sad to not focus on their circumstances, but rather focus on Your blessings in their lives. Remind them to praise You at all times. We ask that You bring all things to their memory that concern You and Your plans for their lives. Give them power as they meditate on Your Word. Help them to keep Your commandments and embrace them in their hearts. Father, help them to not be conformed to this world, but transformed by the renewing of their minds through Your Word. Holy Spirit, we ask that You strengthen and renew their innermost being. Let the fiery darts of the enemy not permeate their being. May they always hear Your voice and obey Your will. Father, please help them to overcome their fears. Please strengthen their family members and caretakers and help them to always walk in Your peace and love with their loved one(s).
Merciful Father, forgive them for sin. Forgive them for worry and fear. Forgive them for being anxious. Forgive them for not being diligent in fasting and praying. Forgive them for not trusting You at all times. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed.) Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Help them not to yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.
Father, You are the Lord God Almighty! Let the whole world glorify You, Lord; let it sing Your praises! You will march forth like a mighty hero. You will come out like a warrior, full of fury. You will shout Your battle cry and crush all of Your enemies. You alone are worthy to receive glory and honor and power. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 96:4, Psalm 24:1-2,8, Psalm 40:5, Psalm 34:17, Matthew 11:28, Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 138:7, John 14:27, II Corinthians 4:8-9, Proverbs 3:24, Psalm 34:1, John 14:26, Romans 12:2, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 42:12-13, Revelation 4:11
Today, I will trust God to: