God who created the heart and the mind, heaven and earth, in the beginning of creation You said it was good.
But what about when “good” no longer describes how we feel?
What about the times when we feel bad, low, lost, alone, anxious, scared, hurt, sad, depleted, hollow, dull, lifeless, listless, haunted, depressed, worthless, and nothingness?
Are we still part of Your good creation, even then?
Hear us when we cry out “What is good in us when there is mental illness?”
Come near to us in our time of trouble. Do not let us go. Do not take Your Spirit from us. Save us.
Help us find life again.
Hold us close to Your heart and whisper to us once more that we are good, that we are more than our mental illness, that we are made in Your image.
God of wholeness, we give thanks that You love us even when we do not love ourselves.
God of hope, we give thanks for our minds and our hearts. We are good and we are whole because we belong to You. Now and forever. Amen.