Worry No More! Say These Prayers If You’re Experiencing Depression And Restlessness

Sometimes in life, we find ourselves in situations where things go beyond our control. Despite your efforts to avert a problem or solve an issue, it only gets worse; financial issues, health problems, emotional issues, family issues, heartbreaks, decline in business…All these and more can cause you to  lose your peace of mind and result in depression. Also see When In Difficulties Pray This Powerful Prayer And Jesus Will Come To Your Aid . In some other cases, you could just be plunged to mood swings which an average human experiences once in a while. Either way, in the state of depression, you find yourself being sad, completely restless and weak, having no drive to speak or associate with anyone rather, to stay indoors and lay in bed all day. 

But this is not what God wills for us. In 2 Timothy 1:7, St. Paul says,

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline”. Doesn’t matter what you’re going through, your problems can never be bigger than you because they’re not bigger than the God who is your Father “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27). See also 8 Powerful Prayers for Deliverance When You Need Jesus to Rescue You . Take your burden to God in prayer and have Him supply you with strength and grace to overcome this situation. He alone gives true peace, so go to Him. 

Say this short but powerful prayer:

“Father, I need your help!  I turn to you first.  My heart cries out to you, asking for your hand of deliverance and restoration to touch my life.  Guide my steps to those you have equipped and chosen to help me during this dark time.  I don’t see them, Lord.  But I trust you to bring them, thanking you now for what you are already doing in the midst of this pit!  Amen”. 

_ Mary Southerland

This is a bit shorter, but still as spirit lifting:

Dear Lord,

I thank you that I can come to You always for any reason. I’m grateful that when I pray to You, You answer me. Help me to come to You at the beginning of my fears and anxieties instead of waiting until I can’t stand them anymore. The quicker I come to You the better. You want to free me from ALL my fears. Help me look to You for help more often so that I can be radiant with Your joy.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

— Jennifer Heeren

You can now conclude with prayer to St. Michael, God’s Archangel who is our defender in times of difficulties:

“St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.


True, Christ never promised us a life within pain, but He has promised us that He will always be here to lift the burdens from our shoulders when facing temptations (Matt 11:28). Have this in mind always. Many thanks for reading!

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