Prayer for Depression and Hopelessness

Updated: Jun 2, 2020

1 Timothy 2:1-2 - I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.


If you know anything about me, you know I love nature. My Instagram feed is filled with pictures I take when I go for walks at local parks. I love being outside, enjoying the sunshine and the cool breeze. When I see something that is especially majestic to me, like a rainbow, a shooting star, or a pink sunset, I often thank God for it. I am regularly amazed by His creation.

Over the course of the past couple months, I found myself growing jaded with humanity. News articles were dispiriting as tensions continued to increase everywhere. I found my depression and feelings of hopelessness mounting over everythi