Urgent Prayer Request

A reader who has struggled with depression and despair for many years writes:

Will you ask your readers to pray for me? Maybe God will hear one of them even though he is deaf to my voice. This despair is soul-crushing and my hopelessness is about to swallow me whole. I don’t have much hope that God still cares for me, but sticking my neck out is about all I can do. Without hope, I am dead.

Father, hear our prayer that this person be delivered from this suffering and given the light of peace, hope, joy and love in Christ Jesus.  Mother Mary, pray for this reader and their family.

If you can do it, gentle readers, please offer your fasts/sacrifices for her.

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  • JW

    As someone who has been there, hang on, there is hope.
    St. Dymphna, pray for them.

  • Kate Cousino

    Prayers for this person and those that love her.

  • AnnMarie2

    I am recovering from Late Stage Neurological Lyme Disease and one of the most horrible symptom was/is the depression, but more the feelings of being separated from God and that HE was not hearing my prayers. I begged Him to take my life and thoughts of suicide were not far from my mind. I felt I had no control over it and I was on anti-depressants. I found when I got to that place of darkness what helped was crying out to people on Facebook and writing about my pain. I could not walk much…maybe around the block, but I did walk and that helped. I found myself paying attention to my breathing in and out, feeling my breath come in and leave and that helped a lot. I will say prayers for this person.

  • Amy

    Please don’t give up. I don’t know who you are, but I love you and I will pray for you.

  • Sherry

    Prayers. God loves you with all of His heart. You are in His heart. He holds you there as tightly as a lover. He wants you to know His deep and abiding forever love. Offering a rosary for you.

  • Melissa G.

    Praying. Praying hard that you can feel the joy of being his disciple.

  • Norah

    My prayers are with you and I ask St Dymphna to intercede for you and to help your psychologist/psychiatrist.
    If you have been diagnosed as being clinically depressed you need to take the medications which have been prescribed and, when they help the depression to lift, seek the help of a psychologist or psychiatrist who is experienced with depression. I have two family members who suffer from schizophrenia and chronic anxiety and it is only medication for the former and the help of a psychologist and occasional medication in the case of the latter which helped them.

  • Rachel K

    I have been there too. St. Dymphna, pray for us.

    I know it’s an incredible leap and is very hard, but if you feel close to giving up, call 911 and check yourself into the hospital. If I hadn’t done that three years ago, I wouldn’t be alive.

  • Paula R. Robinson, M.D.

    While continuing to pray with hope, please also remember the ordinary means God puts at our disposal for the maintenance of health and sanity: Fresh air. Sunshine, Moderate exercise. Talking with sympathetic and trustworthy people. Spending time with a favorite pet. Really decent nutrition. Avoidance of harmful compounds, which for some people can include artificial sweeteners. Purely anecdotally, some people seem to respond to whole milk. I’ll be praying for you. Paula R. Robinson, M.D.

  • $19933969

    To your friend Mark: Never doubt that God loves you and cares for you more than you can imagine! That is a given! Prayers for you of course. Please also search for a good priest to speak with – ask God to lead you to one. Please also take Dr. Robinson’s suggestions (below post) to heart – and, please, see a doctor! You might be suffering from a chemical imbalance which could be helped enormously by appropriate medication. Things DO CHANGE – important to remember when we’re discouraged. God loves you and so do I. In His Love – Jan

  • Erin Pascal

    God never abandons anyone and He never leaves us. Don’t lose hope and try to stay strong! I know you will get through it for God is with you! Have faith my friend! My prayers are for you. 🙂

  • Emgeekay

    I am so sorry you are suffering so much and I am praying for you. God always hears our prayers and always answers them just not always in the way we expect or in our time frame. Important to remember that God sees the big picture while we see only a tiny part of it. Whatever happens we are God’s beloved child and He wants us to enjoy eternal happiness with Him in Heaven.

  • JTEberhard

    This person needs to go to a doctor. Depression is a real and physical ailment for which there are treatments. Pray if you must, but like all the other people suffering from medical issues in Mark’s prayer requests, also go to a doctor.

  • A

    My Heavenly Father I need a good paying job/employment for my daughter G. My Heavenly Father I ask that you mend my daughter and her spouse C broken relationship immediately in the name of Jesus. I ask that you break and mold whatever is causing the problem in their relationship for them to reunite and have a better relationship. Having them to forgive each other and forget the bad. Father send your holy spirit into their spirit, mind, body, heart and soul and place your anointing, blessings and gifts of the holy spirit over their relationship and make them be together again and to have a harmonious relationship and to be happy again. To get married in Jesus’ name amen. Please pray that both she and his mother reunite and love each other. My Heavenly Father I pray for a breakthrough in my financial Crisis. For me to receive the job promotion at a grade 12 at the maximum of the scale that is due to me and the position be confirmed immediately in my present work place in Jesus’ name amen. I pray for blessings over me and my family amen.

  • noah

    my name is noah howell and i have been struggling hard for the past two years. I
    didnt realize it but i was running from god, when i turned 18 i left home and
    didnt look back. A month ago i (allegedly) committed a crime. I was in a
    desperate situation, hadnt eaten in a few days and was just evicted from my
    home. I panicked, and opened someones screen and grabbed an item to sell it. I
    ended up getting caught however and the police were called. i was arrested and
    am being charged with an f2 burglary. I want to say that i was woken up, really
    got a chance to evaluate myself and i realized this happened because i did not
    have God in my life. As i am awaiting my pretrial on the 6th of september, i am
    scared but confident because i have God with me, something i did not have
    before. I am a good person, I have never commited a crime in my life before
    this. I have never harmed another person or animal and generally respect the
    law. I am asking God for a second chance, I will never go back and mess up
    again. I have a good head on my shoulders about how to fix my present financial
    situation, and avoid getting to that low point again. I want a second chance, i
    dont think i can serve much purpose thrown into jail. I am so young, never
    broken the law ever before this. Im praying about it and was hoping others would

  • Fred

    please take away my pain and heal my lungs

  • Rick

    I’ve read your requests and will be praying for you all. I have an urgent request of my own.
    My mother Mary has been in Hospice several months and was stable but not really improving. It was at er own request after she didn’t improve in rehabilitation, she told my sisters that after my Dad died 2 years ago she had nothing left to live for. She got worse 5 days ago and they told us she’s now in the final stages of life. Doctors say she has no life threatening illness keeping her from improving but she’s lost the will to live, given up and won’t try to get better. Her family is praying for a miracle,standing by her and doing everything humanly possible to encourage, support and urge her to eat and fight harder but her spirit isn’t willing. She’s always been a fighter and taught us all to never, ever give up while there’s hope of the smallest chance of life left so we’re doing just that because she truly has so much to live for.
    Prayer is our only hope now and faith that God will heal her mind, body and spirit. Please pray for her full recovery and to return her to a positive belief that she has everything to live for and the will to fight the depression and work to get her life back. Thank you for all your prayers and may God bless.

  • pastor arjun john

    i am pastor john . plz i have no money to pay church rent . plz pray

  • Sylvia & Family

    We are in the process of closing on my mom’s home (my parents are in Heaven) & our scheduled date of closing is 6/20/14, but now we’re not sure if that will happen. Please pray that His Will Be Done that we will be able to close this Friday, The new owner works out of state & is in town for the closing, to delay would be an extra expense & inconvenience for him. The family already transferred utilities, phone, for the 20th & have given their notice to their landlord. Pray we close, thank you

  • James

    Please pray that I get the finances quickly to pay my
    overdue mortgage and utility bills. I am in fear of losing my house. I lost my
    job and there is no money left in my bank account for even food. A
    prayer for financial relief and a job would be wonderful. Bless you