A reader writes:
I once asked to pray for work, which I found but is not paying me enough to keep my head above water. I was recently in a bad car accident and the financial burden is pushing me over the edge. As I’ve said before, I struggle with a particularly bad form of depression that has been taking a turn for the worst the last three years which has led to me ceasing to write (a vocation and avocation of mine) as most of my writing has been the depressing, wailing against God sort of thing. I am at my wits end. I’ve struggled against the urge of suicide for several years and have felt wholly abandoned by God, though I know in mind that is just not the case. If you and your readers could pray for some form of deliverance, hope, and a resolution to my ongoing bad luck, I’d greatly appreciate it.
Father, hear our prayer for your son through Jesus Christ crucified. Help him to see the great worth and meaning his life has, how precious he is to you, and how much the burden he is carrying is an honor given to him by the one who likewised was weighed down and burdened by the crossbeam as he walked to Calvary. We ask that you would send him friends and loved ones to lift the weight of that beam and that you would, above all, strengthen him in the inner man by your Spirit to decisively choose life and know that there is a future and a hope for him. Mother Mary, we ask for your prayers for him and we ask, St. Joseph, that you would see about helping him meet his bills. We ask all this through Christ our Lord. Amen.