Prayer: As Despair Casts Its Dark Shadow Over Me O Lord

Lord, in Your mercy, hear my prayer, Lord, in Your love, see my challenges. My heart is heavy, and my back is weak from carry it’s burdens. I struggle day by day in the hurt and the hardship that casts its dark shadows over me. I despair in my own sadness, unable to even always describe or understand my misery and depression as it takes hold of me, drawing me deeper into this feeling of hopelessness that casts a fog over me so dense that it prevents me from seeing the happiness and the joy in my life.

You though, Heavenly Father, are the light that cuts through the darkness, You brighten even the most hidden places of the spirit and the soul, giving shadows no refuge to cast their gloom over me. Take me and lift me, take me and guide me up from the pits of my own despair. Move quickly to save me from the burdens and the struggles of depression, taking the load from my heart and letting it not crush my spirit as dreary and dismal shadows move through me and across me to weigh me down. Let Your hope be my hope and Your love remind me that I am not alone, that I am not without help, that there is a joy in my life through Your salvation as You bring me to the blessed peace of Your encompassing love.

In the name of Your Son, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen

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