Prayer for World Suicide Prevention Day

God of the valleys

God of the shadows

God of the pit of despair

We claim your Holy Presence everywhere.

When we see hope dimly,

You are there.

When we see life fading,

You are there.

When we see life end,

You are there.

We pray this day for all who experience suffering because of suicide.

For the person who is thinking about suicide,

For the person who is recovering from suicide engagement,

For all who fear suicide will touch them,

For all who have known the pain caused by suicide,

Grant us peace.

We pray for the arms of HOPE to enfold all of us, like a soft blanket wrapped around us, holding our pain, holding our loneliness, holding our inexpressible sorrow.

Hold onto us, God of love, even when we want to let go.

Hold onto us.

Grant us one more day.


Call the Suicide Prevention hotline for help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 911.

Published by Sarah Griffith Lund

Leader, preacher and author of *Blessed are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness, Church and Family*

One thought on “Prayer for World Suicide Prevention Day

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: