Do you want to pray for your mental health, but you cannot find the words to say?
Are you willing to pray for a loved one who has a mental health concern, but you do not know where to start?
This Mental Health Awareness Week, here are some powerful prayers to help you start. Let us gather and declare that the power of Jesus Christ is bigger than any mental health struggle!
“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” (Hebrews 4:16 NLT)
A prayer if you are dealing with anxiety:
Heavenly Father, as I come to you today, I ask that you cleanse my heart. I release any anger, resentment, or negative feelings in me. Help me forgive everyone who wronged me as I also seek Your mercy for all the wrong things I did.
I come to You believing that You can heal not just my body, but also my anxious mind.
Jesus, You said that if we ask anything in Your Name, then we will receive. So today, I receive your grace. I receive Your comfort and strength.
When I am crushed by my fears or worries, remind me that I have already received Your peace. Whenever my mind’s like a raging storm, help me express grace to myself. Remind me that I do not have to fear any storm when my Savior is on board.
Thank You, God, because I know that my mental health and healing are important to You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
(Read John 14:14, Romans 5:1)
A prayer if you are dealing with depression:
Heavenly Father, I come to You today to ask for help. I may not understand what I feel but I declare that You are freeing me from this depression – in the Name of Jesus!
Lord, take the spirit of heaviness away. I release painful experiences that weigh me down and I welcome Your healing.
Whenever I feel lost in my own thoughts, God, take over my mind. Take over my mind, body, and soul for they all belong to You.
Thank You, Lord, for Your love, patience, and boundless grace. I praise You for healing me and delivering me from depression. I praise You, Jesus, for filling my mind with what is good, pleasing, and perfect. Amen.
(Read Psalm 100:3, Romans 12:2)
A prayer if you are dealing with psychotic disorders or other mental illnesses:
Heavenly Father, I surrender my life to You. Whenever I lose touch with reality, in times that I cannot control my own mind and body – help me, God.
Help me focus my eyes on You. I humbly ask that You comfort and relieve me from this condition. Jesus, allow me to experience Your supernatural healing. Please restore my health, mind, and spirit.
I also pray for others who are challenged by serious and chronic mental illnesses. I lift the patients who cannot pray for themselves.
God, nothing is impossible with You. May You rescue us from our affliction, cover us and our families with your hedge of protection, and allow us to experience Your miraculous healing.
Father, I trust that everything will fall into place according to Your sovereign way, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(Read: Hebrews 12:2, Psalm 30:2, Matthew 19:26)
A prayer if you are dealing with addiction:
Heavenly Father, thank You for being my strength and hope. Thank you because I believe that You will not allow me to be stuck in this pit of addiction and self-destruction. Thank you, God, for Your patience and grace.
Help me forgive myself as You have forgiven me. I pray that Your mercy will untangle me from the snares of the enemy. May You deliver me from all temptations and help me find the strength to overcome my addiction.
Thank You for loving me more than I could ever imagine. I also pray for the love and patience of others as I work through this condition.
I praise You, Jesus, because You have prepared a good future for me. Help me to lead the rest of my life in reverence of You and Your glory. Jesus, my Lord, I receive healing in Your mighty Name. Amen.
(Read Corinthians 10:13, Jeremiah 29:11)
If you are struggling with your mental health, we are here to pray for you.