Thursday, July 15, 2010

a depression prayer worth pondering

Father God,
it is hard to hope each morning,
to look forward to new treasures and mercies,
discovered when we are alive to your presence in all that we encounter.

Open our minds to the endless possibilities of life and power and thought.
Help us to meet you in our everyday life, in our anxieties and difficulties,
for you are there with us in our pain and sorrow.

Lift us from despair to new hope. Restore and renew us each returning day,
so that we may find joy in our journey with you. Amen

A prayer from the Mozarabic Sacramentary (10th century), that I’ve been finding profoundly helpful the last few weeks, as my workload has slowly ground the joy out of living. (Hat tip)

Posted by steve at 11:16 PM


  1. Amen

    Comment by Stephen — July 16, 2010 @ 7:10 am

  2. sustain:if:able kiwi ยป a depression prayer worth pondering…

    I found your entry interesting do I’ve added a Trackback to it on my weblog :)…

    Trackback by Mental Disorders 101 — July 16, 2010 @ 11:30 am

  3. simply thanks – from one who has wept much today

    Comment by jane — July 18, 2010 @ 1:05 am

  4. appreciate your honesty Jane,


    Comment by steve — July 18, 2010 @ 5:03 pm

  5. This is a prayer we all ministry workers need. there’s more than a little bit of depression about among us. But by the date of the prayer perhaps it goes with the spiritual territory!There is quite a lot to be depressed about in our society. Shalom Tony

    Comment by Tony Duncan — July 21, 2010 @ 11:06 am

  6. thanks tony. the date is certainly fascinating and one of the reasons I put it up on the blog,


    Comment by steve — July 21, 2010 @ 11:10 am

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