5 Ways to Pray for Families Fighting Mental Illness

5 Ways to Pray for Families Fighting Mental Illness


today we’re going to talk about five
ways to pray for families citing mental illness
I’m Angela Howard in my passion it’s to break the stigma of mental health issues you’re new to my channel the notification fell through families of those with the mental
illness diagnosis may be hesitant to ask for prayer because it can feel like
you’re betraying a confidence of your loved one or may even feel like it’s
impossible to describe the vast impact that mental illness can have on a family
member not to mention the risk of being misjudged or even gossiped about the
idea of compounding the difficulties that you face is overwhelming
so it seems safer to say nothing or just to keep quiet
but just because you don’t ask for prayer doesn’t mean that they don’t need
it or that they don’t really want it here are my suggestions for five ways to
pray for families fighting mental illness number one pray for wisdom and
strength navigating the mental health care system can be daunting and families
need wisdom to know when to stand up for your loved one and when to advocate for
them they need wisdom to recognize when medications aren’t working and they need
wisdom to connect to the right providers and strength not to give up when
treatments are ineffective and when you need to search for something else
number two grief this can be an ongoing issue that you face in different areas
of loss surrounding a mental health diagnosis God promises to comfort those
who are mourning but intentional prayer surrounding this issue is so crucial
number three pray for the financial impact and employer empathy pray that
families can sustain their job and finances when they miss work due to
mental health issues pray for employers who are truly understanding and show
that they care in the middle of a crisis and on a day to day basis number four
growth in their relationship with God it can be easy to pull away from God when
you’re feeling overwhelmed or hopeless but it’s vital to pray for people to
turn to the Lord in times of trouble and for them to feel God’s presence when
life isn’t going as planned number five pray for friendships pray that God will
bring them the kind of friendships that really each family member needs
during the season of life it can be so difficult to reach out for so many
reasons so if you see a family in need be a friend you don’t have to have all
the answers or have something to offer in that way but in order to really be a
friend you just need to sit and listen you need to take a friend out for coffee
or just offer to bring a meal in a time of crisis I’ll never forget what it says
in Proverbs 27 9 sweet friendships refresh the soul and awaken our hearts
with joy what ideas do you have to support families fighting mental illness
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