Heavenly Father, it seems so silly and wrong to get so depressed about this up-coming holiday, but Lord You know that I find holidays quite difficult to cope with, and I know that I cannot break out of this cycle of holiday depression, without Your help and strength.
Show me what I ought to do in order to prevent this holiday depression descending on me as my vacation draws closer. Teach me what to do when panicky thoughts start to fill up my mind and show me how to prevent those thoughts from taking hold of me, and pushing me back into a state of despair and depression.
Lord I know that in the Bible it says that we should, ‘take every thought captive’ and I don’t really know how to do this… but I do pray that You would help me to apply this biblical principle in my own life to my holiday depression, so that when I become aware of any feeling of despair or desperation, I will be enabled to hand it over to You, Who had promised to carry all our cares and difficulties.
Lord I pray that I may truly break free of this recurring holiday depression once and for all, and believe that in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit I will not be bothered again by this debilitating holiday depression – This I ask in Jesus name,