Prayers for Depression

             Dear Lord, we lift this one who is struggling into the light of your love.   Please dissolve the pull that is so strong.   Please break his isolation and restore him again to freedom in your presence.   Be protection and comfort, at the same time.  Bring clear guidance so that he can be led out of despair into life again.   Send angels of mercy to break the grip of the isolation and withdrawal.  Give him courage to reach out.   Break open the way Lord God; bring deliverance.    May he know enough of your love to allow the suppressed emotions to flow and find peace.    Amen.