OCD is a term often thrown about by people who are painfully organized or particular about how things are done, but it is a real disease that many people deal with every moment of every day. Here are 10 powerful prayers for OCD.
Prayer for OCD
Jesus, Lord Almighty, so many people seem to think I am ok, but I am actuality suffering in silence. I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and I fight a daily battle in my mind. Lord, I lift up to You all my instances of suffering from this illness. I will not let this illness separate me from the love of You, Jesus Christ. Though I face this affliction, You say that I am more than a conqueror through You who loves me. So, Jesus, grant me peace from this constantly imposed burden, that I may find solace at the foot of Your life-giving cross. Amen.
Prayer for Healing from OCD
Jesus, the Great Physician, one cannot imagine what it is like to suffer such a vicious thing as OCD. The constant mental trauma would be enough to bring anyone to their knees, as I am subject to relentless mental oppression. Heal my suffering, Jesus. Anything and everything is possible for You. You heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. By my faith, heal me, Jesus. Drive these oppressive thoughts from my mind and allow my mental life to heal through Your all-powerful and mighty name. Amen.
Prayer for Deliverance from OCD
Most merciful God, this horrible disorder has beaten me down for too long. I am sick and tired of being enslaved to this disease. I desperately want to be freed from its tyranny over my mind, body, and soul. Liberate me, Lord. Remove me from the clutches of this dreaded condition and lead me to joy, hope, and everlasting life. I seek You, Lord. Answer me and deliver me from my oppression. Amen.
Prayer for Courage
Way Maker, my righteous God and Savior, I cannot begin to understand how I might continue in my current condition. Living with OCD has left me without hope. I am losing my motivation to try to improve, and I fear that my condition will just relapse. Lord, harden my resolve and give me the courage to press on. Help me to seek out those professionals and supportive individuals who can help me through this difficult condition. You say that you will not let me be tried beyond what I can bear, so provide a way out for me, Father. Strengthen me and help me walk through this fire. Amen.
Prayer Against Obsessive Thoughts
Oh, Jesus, my Great Healer, You say that the one whom You set free is free indeed. Yet, I cannot free myself from my obsessive thought condition. I need You, Lord Jesus. Come, free me from these shackles of mental oppression. Liberate me from the clutches of obsessive thoughts and desires, so that I can walk upright in Your ways according to Your word. I believe and trust in You, Lord Jesus. Amen.
Prayer for Deliverance from Torment
Father, my Miracle-Worker, the torment I am experiencing every day is known only to You. I am mentally exhausted and at the end of my rope. I cannot even function in the slightest, for I am enslaved to the whims of my mind. Demons have usurped my condition, and I am undone. O Lord of all mercy, graciously send Your Spirit to deliver me from this torment, that I may be healed and be of better use to You through Christ, my Lord. I cry out to you, Father. Deliver me from my troubles. Amen.
Prayer for Hope
Compassionate and gracious God, living with this devastating mental illness leaves much to be desired. For whenever I think I am making significant progress, I experience setbacks. The things I build are torn down again as these uncontrollable thoughts run rampant through my mind and make my body captive to their demands. But with You, Lord, I have hope. You say that those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. I have hope in You, Lord. I know that You will drive these thoughts out of me, never to return. Amen.
Prayer to Ease Suffering
Jehovah Rapha, my Healer, my daily battle with obsessive-compulsive disorder has been a burden on me and everyone close to me. Though I desire to be rid of these tormenting thoughts, I cannot release myself from their authority over me. I am stuck in a suffering state. Praise be to the Father of compassion who comforts us in all our troubles. Receive my heartfelt cry to comfort me and ease my suffering, O God. I plead with You to restore me. Amen.
Prayer for Faith in the Grip of Suffering
Lord Jesus, my Chain-Breaker, though my thoughts have become captive to my OCD condition, I still want to believe in Your goodness and mercy. I rejoice in my mental afflictions and want to trust in You even more. Grant faith to Your servant, Lord. Demonstrate Your power in and through me. Give me a renewed mind and grant me victory over this dreaded disease. Amen.
Prayer for Guidance
Father, Promise Keeper, Light in the darkness, there are times when this ruthless mental condition has caused me to give up hope. Alas, I have lost all sense of direction. I no longer care much what happens to me, for my motivation and ambition are all gone. Shine a light in the darkness of my mind. Take my hand and guide me through this maze of mental anguish, so that I may grow closer to You. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.