Prayer for Today:
For All Those Who Battle With Mental Illness
“God of Peace, give us the courage, patience, and love to walk beside our brothers and sisters who struggle with mental illness. Comfort the afflicted, and embolden us to preach the truth about this often confusing illness. Amen.”
I’ve been aware the last few months, that I’ve been needed, to be just one of the many voices for Christians who have a serious mental illness.
My weapons/tools are the Word of God, his presence and our testimonies. And of course prayer. There are so many in our Churches, and even more who are outside the Church with needs that are being passed by. We are obligated to serve these for whom Christ died. They need to be reconciled to their Savior. We are the only ones who carry this ‘message of reconciliation. Ask the Lord to use you in this capacity. To be his hands and feet. To direct you to those he wants to touch.
My own heart had to be softened, and my mind required an oil change. It is not an easy thing, to work this out. My casual Christian life demands a complete overhaul. I know this for certain, I still need adjustments.
Please, do pray for me on this particular issue. I only want to please Him. I’m very convinced that the shepherding that Jesus brings will bring a wholeness to the lives of those who know emptiness and depression far too intimately.