Prayer For Bipolar Disorder

Let us pray to the Father of Mercies: Father, we pray for the unity and mission of the holy Church of
God; that it may welcome and serve those who live with a mental illness. Lord, in your mercy, hear our
Guide us, the citizens and leaders of this land, this state and this city that we may unite to provide for
and protect the poor, the homeless and those who suffer in mind, body and spirit. Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
Forgive us when we knowingly or unknowingly ridicule, look in disgust, neglect or discriminate against
those who are mentally ill. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Comfort and relieve those who are troubled in mind and spirit. Bring them hope, peace and the
consolation of a loving community. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Grant patience and courage to the families and friends of those who are ill. Increase their perseverance
as they face challenges to recovery for their loved one. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Protect and defend those living with mental illness from exploitation, addictions and abuse. Lord, in your
mercy, hear our prayer.
Walk with the homeless and missing persons, those who are destitute and have no one to care. Forgive
us for our indifference. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We commend to your mercy and defense all who are contemplating suicide today, right now. Bring
someone or something to intervene. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For the families who have lost a loved one to mental illness, bring them comfort in trusting that your
grace accepts their ill loved one, despite the final desperate act that brought them into your loving arms.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Empower us to speak up for those who do not have a voice; save us from making peace with the
injustices in the social systems that have failed them. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Guide those who do research for the prevention and treatment of mental illnesses; uphold them with
your compassion and diligence. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For those who are in recovery and for treatments that enable them to return to full and rewarding lives,
we give you thanks. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Heavenly Father, Giver of life and health, we trust that in your time and way, you will dispel all darkness
with your light, all confusion with your order, all fear with your peace. Through Jesus Christ, who
intercedes for us and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

We pray for families torn apart by mental health diseases, and for families that hold-on-to one another
during difficult times of illness.
We pray for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
We pray for mental health caregivers, for scientific researchers, and for professionals who seek to bring
compassion, treatment and healing to those who suffer from brain diseases.
We pray for children, teens, and young adults learning how to live with newly diagnosed brain diseases.
We pray for people burdened by labels and stereotypes.
We pray for people who are victims of bullying and discrimination because of their disability. Help our
society to be more compassionate of differently-abled people.
We give thanks for the many gifts that people with mental health disease bring into the world and
celebrate the creative genius of artists, scientists, authors, scholars, business leaders, actors, musicians,
inventors, and presidents who live with mental illness. Still speaking God, as the mysteries of the human
brain unfold, we remain in awe of the intricate ways in which we are created in your image.
May we be reflections of your love in this world. Amen

Lord, we pray for those who care for and love our brothers and sisters who daily face the many
challenges of living with mental illness and substance abuse, in any of the many ways those conditions
manifest themselves. Their work can be exhausting. Rise up in us a caring community to help them in
their times of need. Amen.

God, (in the same way that we pray for those beset by physical illness,) we ask you to comfort and heal
those among us and those whom we love who experience various mental health challenges, whether
they be depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia, or others. Lord, we know that at
times their suffering is great and their isolation can seem unbearable. May they experience the love and
support from their family (or community) here at (Name of Faith Community) that is the hallmark of
your Kingdom as we reach out to them in love. Also, we ask you to show your hand in helping them
experience the effective treatment they need from doctors and caregivers.

Lord, I pray for light in the darkness. I pray that people with vulnerable minds will find hope and help among followers of Christ who will love them and point them toward what they need while letting them live with that need. I pray for acceptance and gracethe same kind of grace you offer so freely to all. I pray that many churches will embrace the opportunity for messy and sometimes thankless ministry among the marginalized, in the name of the one whose love knows no margins.

Loving God, I pray for all whose brains have been hurt by disease, injury, stress, trauma, and other factors of human life in a hard world. I pray for all who love them and want to help. I pray for your comfort in their grief, hope amid loss, and the balm of community with people who understand. Amen.

I pray God's provision for you wherever you are and whatever your circumstance. I ask Him to make Himself known to you, and that as you cry out to Him through your struggles, He will give you the perfect equipment, at the perfect time. I believe we are uniquely equipped to handle whatever challenge we may face, and that when we grow weary it is God who will scoop us up into his mighty hands helping us to persevere. His intent is to draw us closer to Him through our challenges, teaching us, guiding us and showing us what to do and when to do it. Trust in Him, seek Him through your challenges and know that whatever the outcome, He has what's best for you in mind.

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change
the courage to change the things I can
and the wisdom to know the difference.