Sunday Prayers

Sunday Prayers for Mental Illness Awareness Week and the National Day of Prayer for Mental Health during the first full week in October of each year. 

Almighty God, whose Son took upon himself the afflictions of your people: Regard with your tender compassion those suffering from anxiety, depression, or mental illness; bear their sorrows and their cares; supply all their needs; help them to put their whole trust and confidence in you; and restore them to strength of mind and cheerfulness of spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen (ACNA Book of Common Prayer, 2019)

Lord, help us remember that no matter what things look like today, there is always a new dawn, a new morning, a new creation on the horizon. Your mercies are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness, Lord. Amen (Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals)

God, the human brain is wondrous yet often frail and susceptible to various conditions. No matter the condition of our brains and the mental trials we may experience, help us to always turn our faces towards you, to always fix our eyes upon you, to always receive your loving and comforting embrace. We long for “that day” when all will be made new, and our minds will be completely transformed to that of the mind of Christ. Lord, move us with your love and comfort to help and to support others who experience mental health conditions. Help us to see and to listen to those who often experience the dark night of the soul, who experience the depths of loneliness due to anxiety, depression and mental illness. May they know that they are never alone. Amen (My Prayer)