A Prayer on Suffering

Heavenly Father,

We know that you suffer with us in your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ;

Help us to know that if we suffer with Him, we also will rejoice in Him,

Give us faith to trust in your mercy, no matter what what the heart may fling at us,

And bring us at last to your heavenly mansions, where our suffering will end forever.

Through the sufferings and mediation of your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Amen.

A Prayer on Suffering

Heavenly Father,

We know that you suffer with us in your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ;

Help us to know that if we suffer with Him, we also will rejoice in Him,

Give us faith to trust in your mercy, no matter what what the heart may fling at us,

And bring us at last to your heavenly mansions, where our suffering will end forever.

Through the sufferings and mediation of your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Amen.

So what could you use spiritually?

My recent post about reading has prompted a further question for me.  The comments, as well as the experience that I have had, tells me that people who are going through depression rarely have the mental energy (or whatever you want to call it) to sit down and read.  Even if it’s short.  Even if it’s great.  If you don’t have the energy to look at the comics, a book on the theology of the cross and depression just isn’t going to help you.

So what will?

I’m not talking about medical or psychological help.  I mean spiritual help.  What will help heal your soul?  Audio, video, something else?

I’m just thinking out loud here.  I’d like to hear your thoughts.

-DMR

Six Days

Well I’ve been drug free for six days.  I had one meltdown day, but that may have been other factors involved.  For the most part, it’s book good.  I really REALLY like being off drugs.  I feel like I need to detox for like six months.  As most of my readers here know, I am a proponent of using anti-depressants, etc.  They are good and often necessary.  Having said that, I’m also really happy NOT to use them if it is possible.

Now if I can just get my act together enough to exercise and eat well, we’ll be in great shape.

One thing at a time though!

-DMR

What do you read when you're depressed?

The question itself may be wrong headed.  Maybe the question should be, can you read when you’re depressed?

But let’s go with the first question.  What do you read when you’re depressed?

I’ve reviewed a few books here along the way, some good, some not so good.  As most of you know, I’ve submitted a book to a publisher, and I’m continuing to pray for some success in that venture.  Even if you don’t have specific books, what types of books do you read?  Fiction, devotional?  other stuff.

Looking forward to hearing from you.  I’ll share my thoughts on this subject shortly.

-DMR