Mdantsane (N.U.1) S.D.A. Church: Prayer School 2013
Lesson 1 – Depression
Depression is complex and people must understand the possible reasons before they can overcome it.
Depression can be caused by a combination of reasons such as:
Chemical Imbalance in the body. Medication is necessary to treat this.
Sin in a person’s life. The sin must be confessed and the depression will disappear once the person experiences forgiveness.
Negative Thoughts . A wrong thinking pattern about life can be reversed when a person starts thinking about life from God’s perspective.
Emotional Pain or Hurt . This could be due to feelings of rejection, humiliation and/or traumatic occurrences.
The process of elimination is usually the best way to start understanding the causes of the depression.
Praying according to the Word of God
We must always come to God on the basis of His Word and His Promises.
We must encourage people not to look at circumstances or rely on their feelings / emotions … because these things change. People must be encouraged to always look to God … because He never changes!
Scripture Guidelines for Prayer over Depression
Psalm 116:3, 8
(Names of God the Father – Part 1)
Abba (Father or Daddy)
Adonai (God our Ruler)
Creator of Heaven and Earth
El Gibbor (Mighty God or Champion)
El Roi (God who sees)
El Shaddai (All Sufficient One or One who satisfies)
Elohim (One who reveals Himself as I AM)
Father of All Glory
Father of Compassion
Presented by: A. Ndlebe Date: 02 February 2013