Prayers for Suicidal Teens

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In 2007 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that the number of American teenagers who committed suicide had increased 8% from 2003 to 2004. This was the largest increase in 15 years. While statistics tell us one portion of the story, the pain and suffering of those contemplating suicide tell us the more important part. ​

Any Christian teen thinking about suicide probably feels separated from God, like His voice is silent. Sometimes a prayer is a right step, alongside talking to someone who can provide help and guidance out of the depression and pain holding on tightly to their psyche. Whether it is you feeling helpless or hopeless or someone you know, here are two prayers to help anyone who feels like there is no other alternative:

If You Feel Suicidal:

Lord, I come before You with a heavy heart. I feel so much and yet sometimes I feel nothing at all. I don't know where to turn, who to talk to, or how to deal with the things going on in my life. You see everything, Lord. You know everything, Lord. Yet when I seek you it is so hard to feel You here with me. Lord, help me through this. I don't see any other way to get out of this. There is no light at the end of my tunnel, yet everyone says You can show it to me. Lord, help me find that light. Let it be Your light. Give me someone to help. Let me feel You with me. Lord, let me see what You provide and see an alternative to taking my life. Let me feel Your blessings and comfort. Amen.

If Your Friend Feels Suicidal:

Lord, I come before You with a heavy heart for my friend. He/She is struggling so much right now with the things happening in his/her life. I know You can be his/her greatest comfort. I know You can step in and make a difference. Show me how I can best help him/her. Give me the words and actions that will keep him/her from taking that ultimate step of suicide, Lord. Let him/her see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that suicide is not the route to take. Lord, let Your presence be felt in his/her life and let your comfort be what he/she needs. Amen.

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Mahoney, Kelli. "Prayers for Suicidal Teens." Learn Religions, Aug. 26, 2020, Mahoney, Kelli. (2020, August 26). Prayers for Suicidal Teens. Retrieved from Mahoney, Kelli. "Prayers for Suicidal Teens." Learn Religions. (accessed May 17, 2021).