Mental Health Day Prayer

Today – Wednesday 10 October – is World Mental Healthy Day.

This is an initiative organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness of the lives and experiences of people with mental ill health, and to encourage the provision of good mental health care across the world.

Please join us in praying on this Mental Health Day.

God of Compassion,
you meant us to be both fragile and ordinary.
Silence the voices that say we are not good enough,
haven’t achieved enough,
haven’t enough to show for our lives,
that we are not enough.
Help us to know that we are treasure,
we are prized,
we are cherished,
we are loved.
By you.
So be with us in our corrugations of feeling:
when our hearts are in downward freefall, be with us
when our minds race with anxiety, be with us
when our throats close in fear, be with us
when sleep will not come, be with us
when waking hurts, be with us.
In the name of Jesus,
who knew trauma, abuse, despair and abandonment
and has nothing but love for us,

(by Alison Webster)