254. Pray for Mercy

woman prayingThe Sunday before last, I saw a woman in church whose face showed deep depression. Throughout the service, she was comforted by her husband and small daughter, though her countenance did not change. I knew that look, for I had it five years ago.

Wonderful Christmas songs were being sung, but even those could not penetrate the despair within her that showed so dramatically on her face. As I watched her, I prayed for her. Near the end of the service, she dropped to her knees and silently prayed; yet it seemed like I could hear her: “Lord, Jesus, have mercy on me in this terrible depression.” Sometime, somewhere, I believe that prayer was answered by Him who cares for us like no other.

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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