The Bible tells us to be filled with joy and praise (Philippians 4:4; Romans 15:11), so God intends for us all to live joyful lives. This is not easy for someone suffering from situational depression, but it can be remedied through God’s gifts of prayer, Bible study and application, support groups, fellowship among believers, confession, forgiveness, and counseling.
Here is a short prayer that I pray will uplift your spirits.
Dear God, I pray for happiness
I come to You in my hour of need. I ask You to touch my mind and uplift my thoughts, change my seeming realities that I’m thinking about my life, change my opinion of what is and what can be.
God, I ask that You to give me a sense of well-being again. I pray that You help me find my smile, both on my face and in my soul.I pray that I have a cheerful heart. I pray that others are drawn to my happy smile, my positive attitude, and my face that shines with joy.
Dear God, I know that you have created me and everyone else to be happy, to find joy and laughter in the different stages and experiences of life. I pray that I express You in my expression of joy.God I cannot do this by myself, so I turn to You, and I surrender.
In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen
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