A Prayer for Fighting Suicidal Thoughts

YAHWEH-NISSI

Beth Ann Baus

Over the years, I’ve learned three important things about fighting suicidal thoughts:

Having suicidal thoughts and being suicidal are two different things. Both, however are very serious and deserve attention.

People have suicidal thoughts for a wide range of reasons. Therefore you shouldn’t compare yourself, your circumstances or your state of mind to anyone else.

It’s often hard to pray when you’re consumed with suicidal thoughts. In fact, while praying is the most important thing you can do, it’s often the very last thing you want to do. It will require self discipline and self control. It will require a strength that can only come from God. For this reason, it’s a good idea to plan ahead. Write a prayer when you’re able to express your pain and thought process, then you’ll have it ready to read the next time the suicidal thoughts come. Perhaps the following…

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