Struggling with depression and anxiety is not a reality one can just pray away. It is important to know that we can always seek help–medical, therapeutic, spiritual help. God does not want us to fade into the background because of our struggles with mental health; rather God wants us to know he makes space for our pain and struggle. While we cannot pray away mental health struggles, we can communicate our pain to the One who carries it with us during our healing journey. If you struggle with anxiety and depression, may this be your reminder today that you are loved.
Crucified Christ, the One who knows my pain and suffering,
the One who sees me in the darkness of my anxiety,
let yourself be known to me today.
Let me know that you stand here with me that you see my hurt and my turmoil.
Let me see today the ways in which you hold me close to your heart,
and may that bring me peace.
Make space today for the pain of someone who struggles with anxiety and depression, and let them know that they are loved.