Prayers, Promises, & Confessions

Prayer to Throw Off Depression

Father, I thank You for Jesus Christ and his power lives in me. You have forgiven my past, and I forgive myself for every sin, error, and mistake. I also forgive those who hurt me and make a quality decision to move on with my life. Through forgiveness, I break the chains that anchored me to the past. From this day forward, I no longer blame others for my situation, but accept responsibility for my own thoughts, words, and deeds. I saturate my mind with the truth of God’s Word, so there is no room for the depression and lying thoughts that assailed me previously. Your Word is Your presence in my mind. When I cannot feel Your presence, I will remember Your Word, read it, and speak it. Your Word gives me hope and destroys the lies at the root of depression and discouragement. Your Word alone declares who I am, what I have, and what I can do in Christ. I will no longer isolate myself but will attend church and fellowship with the saints. I know the thoughts You think toward me are thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give me a future and a hope. Thank You for being with me and lifting this dark cloud of depression. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen. (See Hope.)

Scripture Affirmations

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,” says the LORD, “thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:11–13)

I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the Lord. (Psalm 40:1-3)

Lord, You have come to comfort those who mourn, to give me beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. I shall be called a tree of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that You may be glorified by the change in me.

You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy. (Psalm 30:11, NLT)

I know that all things are working together for my good, because I love God and am called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

I will abide in Your Word so that I know Your truth. I appreciate what others have said about You, but I need to know the Truth for myself, and the Truth will make me free. (John 8:31-32)

If God is for me, who can be against me? (Romans 8:31)

Remember your promise to me; it is my hope. Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles. (Psalm 119:49–50 NLT)

You are my refuge and my shield; your Word is my source of hope. (Psalm 119:114, NLT)