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Biblical prayer when you are depressed and hopeless

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Philip Kosloski - published on 07/05/21

Cry out to God with this prayer from the Bible when you are feeling at your lowest.

Often when we feel depressed and hopeless, we experience an extreme loneliness. It appears that no one cares about our situation.

However, this is never the case.

Even if we feel abandoned by everyone, God is always there.

Many in the Bible experienced similar feelings, and in their desperation, they cried out to God.

Here is a prayer from the book of Lamentations that expresses those desperate feelings, while placing trust in God’s mercy.

My eyes will flow without ceasing,
without rest,
Until the Lord from heaven
looks down and sees.

The waters flowed over my head:
and I said, “I am lost!”

I have called upon your name, O Lord,
from the bottom of the pit;

You heard me call, “Do not let your ear be deaf to my cry for help.”
You drew near on the day I called you;
you said, “Do not fear!

You pleaded my case, Lord,
you redeemed my life.
You see, Lord, how I am wronged;
do me justice!

For the Lord does not
reject forever;
Though he brings grief, he takes pity,
according to the abundance of his mercy;
He does not willingly afflict
or bring grief to human beings.

cf. Lamentations 3
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