Day 7, page 40, First Prayer
For Those Who are Depressed
Help us O God to lift up our hearts to [You]. When we are sick in mind or body, or are feeling a sense of loss or bereavement, give us faith and courage to put our whole trust in [You Lord]. May we remember that here we can only see through a glass darkly, but that one day we shall see the King in His beauty, and behold the land that is very far off. O Heavenly Father, do [Lord] comfort and cheer us in our hours of final trial, for [You Lord] are the same, and [Your] years have no end. Hear this our prayer for the sake of [Your] Blessed Son Jesus Christ our Lord. [Amen.].
Suggested New and Old Testament Verses:
Psalm 34:17-18 ESV
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Matthew 11:28 ESV
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
1 Peter 5:7 ESV
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Isaiah 41:10 ESV
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Psalm 30:5 ESV
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Psalm 143:7-8 ESV
Answer me quickly, O Lord! My spirit fails! Hide not your face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
Philippians 4:6-7 ESV
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 23:4 ESV
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Romans 12:2 ESV
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Proverbs 12:25 ESV
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
Psalm 34:18 ESV
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Psalm 9:9 ESV
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Revelation 21:4 ESV
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
John 10:10 ESV
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Isaiah 40:31 ESV
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Matthew 6:33 ESV
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
1 Corinthians 13:9-10 ESV
“For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.”
Revelation 22:13 ESV
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.””
I Corinthians 13:12 NKJV
“For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.”
In the blog posts under this title we will revisit a collection of prayers published by the BBC* in the 1950’s for use in hospitals,  denote changes. These prayers included Psalms suggested reading within the text and here we add some Old and New Testament scripture that could also be associated with the prayers.
* “A Collection of Prayers for use in Hospitals,” Durry and Sons Limited, Hounds Gate, Nottingham, 1951.