Depression can be a problem that comes and goes.  We see that, except in extreme cases, there are times when a person does not feel depressed.  In fact, the good times are the times when we see things as “normal” people do.  So during these times we can determine to not allow depression to come on us again.  Of course, no amount of resolve can completely destroy this tendency.  The only way we can have hope is to seek the healing power of the Lord.  He alone has the power to deliver us from the enemy of depression.  He can and does use medicines, doctors, counselors, and therapists, but it is only through the Lord’s help that the needed relief comes.  Ultimately, all healing is from our Lord.

So, if we go to the medical people, etc. for our healing and join it with prayer, we can have great hope for a cure.

If we do not have the finances to go for medical help, we can go directly to our Lord and He will touch and heal us.  To do this we must:

  1. Come to the Lord by confessing in words to Him that we need His help.   Pray!
  2. We must ask Him to forgive our sins and save our souls.  Pray!
  3. We must tell Him all our sins and ask Him to forgive each one.  Pray!
  4. We must receive His word that we are forgiven and healed.  Pray!
  5. Thank Him for His LOVE and help.  Pray!
  6. Put our entire life and hope in His LOVING hands.  Pray!
  7. Trust Him that He hears us and cares.  Pray!
  8. Simply talk to Him and believe He hears you.  Tell Him about your depression and ask Him to deliver you from this feeling.  Pray!
  9. Ask the pastor or priest in a church to anoint you with oil and pray for you to be delivered from depression and be healed.  Pray!
  10. Go to prayer groups that pray for healing and deliverance and ask them to pray for you.
  11. Get in a Bible study where God’s word is believed and taught.  There is power in God’s word – the Bible.
  12. Read books on healing and deliverance; Agnes Sanford’s Healing Light, Francis McNut’s Healing and others.
  13. Pray every day and ask the Lord to deliver you from every evil:

Our Father who art in heaven
Holy is your name
Your kingdom come
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever


14.  Pray this prayer every day and every time you feel depression coming on.  Our Lord told us to pray this prayer.  He will deliver you from the evil of depression.

    • Accept the fact that you will have to fight depression (evil) daily by prayer!
    • Know that the Lord loves you and will always be there for you.
    • Know that many of the Lord’s people who have had to fight depression are healed because of Him (I am one of them).
    • Know that many of our Lord’s people (me and others, many others) are praying for you and want you healed, delivered and saved.  You are not alone.  We are all with you in our hearts and prayers.