Prayer For Suicide

Gracious God, I am so thankful that You understand how I feel right now. My heart hurts for my suicidal loved one right now, but You too feel the same. Your Word states that You are close to the broken-hearted and You save those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but You deliver him from them all. Thank You for Your everlasting love, Amen.

Beautiful One, I thank You for demonstrating the revelation that You love me and care for me. I pray that my loved one experiences this same revelation so that suicidal thoughts are not such a major opposition. Lord, I pray that they throw all their anxieties onto You because You care for them. I pray that there is an exchange of negative thoughts for peaceful ones so that their heart can be joyful, Amen.

Holy One, please help our burdened heart in this current situation because knowing that our loved one is battling with suicidal thoughts is overwhelming. But Lord Your Word reminds me to stay strong because a true friend shows love at all times and is a brother who is born for times of distress. Father, give us the strength to be a true friend, give us the strength to let go of this burden. We thank You in advance for the renewed strength You have given us in Jesus Name, Amen.

Father, I pray that my loved one puts his/her trust in You because You are the firm foundation! I pray that they cast their cares on You because You will sustain them, You will never let the righteous be shaken. So Lord, I thank You for being the rock that they can lean on. I pray that they turn to You in the darkest moments because You are the only one who can bring them out of it and build them up so that they are stronger than the suicidal thoughts they battle with; thank You Lord, Amen.

Oh Precious Lord, Your Word states that I can have confidence in You, so that if I ask anything according to Your will, You hear me and if I know that You hear me in whatever I ask, I know that I have the requests I have asked of You. I am crying out to You right now in hopes that You will change the mindset of my loved one, I pray against suicidal thoughts in Jesus' Name, Amen.

Eternal God, hear my cries right now for my suicidal loved one. Father, I cry out to You with a heart longing for peace for my loved one! I thank You because I know You hear my cry and are already in motion to make a change in my loved one's life. Lord, You hear me because I have not cherished iniquity in my heart, I have continued to praise You therefore You have listened and attended to the voice of my prayer, Amen.

O God, from whom nothing can ever separate us, my dearest (name of suicide survivor) is in your hands. Surround him/her with the light of your love and with assurances of love and safety. Help him/her to find a way to live again and to know that, even in the most desperate of situations and most disastrous of events, you are thereunseen and unheard, perhaps, but nevertheless present and active in our broken and hurting lives. These requests I make in the name of the One who came that we might live anew. Amen.

Father God,

The darkness has taken hold me and I can't find my way back to the light. In this moment, ending it all seems like the best option, the only option, the only way to escape. Yet, there is something in me that wants your light to snuff out the darkness. So I ask, Lord, that you would do just that. You are the only light that can shine in the darkness.

I know when I'm consumed with thoughts of death I'm believing lies from the enemy. I ask Lord that you would remind me of these truths: when I feel alone, you are with me; when I feel invisible, you see me; when I feel worthless, my value is knowing you and being known by you.

Lord, help me to understand that you are enough, because you are everything I need and more. Remind me that when I feel hopeless, you have hope in me and for me. Remind me that when I don't have the words to cry out to you, your son Jesus is praying for me, and your Spirit intercedes for me with groanings too deep for words. Let this remind me that I am seen, heard and deeply loved.

I often feel out of place in this world. I don't fit in and I'm not sure I want to. Remind me that this world is not my home and while, as your child, I will never fit in here, my time here isn't over. Not yet. Please, give me the desire to live.

When I feel like I don't matter, remind me that I was created with purpose. When I don't know or understand why I feel the way I feel - remind me that you know the depth of pain in my heart, in my body and in my being. You know me better than I know myself and yet you still love me.

When I feel like my death would go unnoticed because my life seems to go by uncelebrated, remind me that you celebrate me and that you hurt for me when I'm in this dark place. Remind me that I am fearfully and wonderfully made, and I am worth more than I know. Remind me that this life is not mine to take. Remind me that suicide is not the only option. Remind me to love you and to love myself.

As I say these words I know in my heart that you love me and I feel incredible guilt for wanting to take the life you gave me. I feel embarrassed to admit these thoughts to you. I feel overwhelmed that you know these thoughts without my even saying them, and yet you still love me. Remind me that Jesus did not come to earth and die for me so that I could live a defeated life. Help me to desire life and to live fully in you.

In Jesus precious name, Amen.