O Lord God, Life has become such a struggle and I find that my faith in You is being seriously challenged - but Lord I know that Your Word says that You are there for me all the time and that You would never leave me to struggle alone. Please help me to turn my thoughts to You every single time this black depression tries to descend upon me and bring to mind those Scripture that tell the truth of Your love and grace.
Be with me Lord at those times when doubts of Your love for me rise up in my mind - and help me to reaffirm in my heart all that You have done for me, throughout my life. When my faith is threatened by those negative thoughts that say that You could never love me – let me remember that You loved me so much that You died to save me and have clothed me in Your perfect righteousness.
When assurance in my salvation and eternal security starts to waver– help me to recall that You loved me so much that You sent Your only begotten Son to die for me and pay the price for all my sins – for which I thank You Lord, and help me to reaffirm the truth in my heart.
When I find myself wandering far from You and little murmurings rise in my heart…that You cant love me as much as other people because things are so difficult in my life – prevent me from dwelling on such lies – for You alone are good and gracious and faithful and true.
And Lord when depression is set to invade my peace help me to claim the promise that Your grace is sufficient for me and trust You in all things – thank You Lord in Jesus name I pray,