Dear God in Heaven, once more I am engulfed in this pit that I do not know how to escape. From its depths I look up to You, but so deep am I, that the sky seems black and empty, and You seem so far away!
Father, my mind is troubled. It will not rest, even though I ask it to. Fear seeps into my brain and will not release me. I struggle to find joyful hope, which is the cure for anxieties and the way You wish us to live.
From the depths of my sorrow, I do not know how to praise You, yet in all things, good and bad, we must sing of Your glory.
Thank You for the gifts of this day - that I have lived to see things set right; that I have the bounty You have surrounded me with.
Thank You for the pain - that I find myself turning to You in all adversity; that I use this illness to redirect myself toward You.
Thank You for remaining with me - for even when I do not feel You near, I know that You are ever-present, and that You have not abandoned me, and never will.