In December 2020, a woman killed her five children, set their house on fire, and then killed herself. She was obviously suffering from some mental problems. But her record shows she did not talk about it and so did not receive help and treatment. After she was dead, it was too late to help her.
Some two years ago or so, around my area here, the media was jammed with the story of a young Deeper Life Doctor who committed suicide. The story shocked many of us because people felt there was no reason for that. He lived in a highbrow area of the city where the well-to-do live. He was a medical doctor and in his early thirties, had a loving mother, an expensive car, a personal chauffeur, and worked in a semi-large hospital. He seemed to have life going for him. Yet he cruelly took his life by jumping into a lagoon after a Sunday service.
If you’re reading this and you need help with your state of mind, if you’re feeling choked up with the problems and challenges of your life, the first thing I’ll tell you is to talk about it.
Yes, there are not many understanding people to share with these days, but somehow, continue trying to reach out to someone. Call a doctor, a friend, a minister, reach out.
God has someone whom He has anointed to help you at every stage of your life. But if you don’t reach out, you may not connect with the right person.
Today, let’s join hands and speak against the forces of depression.
If you don’t have depression, great. If you know someone who needs help with these emotional rollercoaster issues of life, use these prayers to stand for them before God. I’ll also suggest that you keep these prayers handy just in case someone you know needs help in this area tomorrow.
WHAT CAUSES DEPRESSION?
A lot of things can cause depression, including, but not limited to illness, betrayal, unfulfilled expectations, divorce and marriage failure, accident, loss of a loved one, hardship, delayed answers to prayers, inability to get healed, and so on. The result of these experiences can lead one to be dejected.
Okay, credit to medicine, some depression can be from genes, hormones, chemical imbalances, or whatever. However, I believe the majority of depression is from the devil. Our minds are where he attacks us with feelings of guilt, anxiety, fear, self-pity, low self-esteem, and feelings of hopelessness.
While medications and medical counseling are very helpful, God’s hope and aggressive spiritual warfare are the major cure for many mental health issues.
God’s hope will let you again see the ‘future positive possibility’ of your life. It will help you know that “It doesn’t matter what’s happening, or what has happened in your life; you can look forward and see that there is hope for you.
As I said in my book, Less Panic, More Hope: God’s Promises and Prayers to Overcome Fear, Anxiety, and Depression, “Depression is not a sign of the absence of spirituality. It’s not a sign that you’re too worldly and unspiritual. Not at all.
“Don’t think that someone suffering from depression, anxiety, and emotional pains is lacking God’s knowledge. No. We live in a world bereft of hope, and depression and other mental illnesses are the emotional product of that reality.”
Today, let’s take some prayers to invoke healing, peace, and restoration in our minds and spirits. Let’s speak God’s hope over our lives and families and that of our loved ones.
PRAYERS TO DEAL WITH DEPRESSION
God’s Word is the pillar of hope and cure for depression. The scriptures below contain God’s promises for you to use and pray against depression. They have been turned into prayers and meditations for you to speak to yourself and pray out loud. Read them in the night, morning, and midday. Copy them out and memorize them. As you meditate, pray and declare these scriptures to yourself or over your loved one, you will experience the peace that passes understanding.
God will deliver you from the troubles
Psalms 34:17–18 – The righteous cry and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to them who are of a broken heart and saves such as be of a contrite spirit.
Psalms 22:24 – For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and he has not hidden his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him.
Father, I thank You because You have heard me and do know all my secret tears and pains, You will deliver me out of all my troubles; for You are near unto me, and will save me from whatever is upsetting me at the moment, in Jesus name.
God will give you rest
Matthew 11:28 – Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Psalms 116:1-2 – I love the Lord because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
It is to You O LORD that I pray and cry to. It is to You that my labor and pains are come to. You know everything about me, even more than I know myself.
You will give me rest according to Your Word; yes, Lord, may I receive Your rest today, May I receive your inner healing and peace that passes all understanding, in Jesus name.
Cast all your cares to the Lord
1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you.
Psalms 55:22 – Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Psalms 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Heavenly Father, I cast all my cares, worries and fears unto You today. I know that You care for me. I know that You will be with me always and will see me through all forms of predicaments. Shed Your love in my heart and restore my joy and confidence.
Sometimes, Lord, I allow myself to be caught up in self-pity, low self-esteem, inner guilt and sorrow about the past. I ask for Your help, Holy Spirit empowerment, and support to come out of these emotional travails. Inspire me with great songs of love and care, as I rest in your promises, in Jesus name.
Do not fear
Isaiah 41:10 – Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
2 Timothy 1:7 – For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Today, O Lord, I bind and cast out the spirits of fear, worry, and depression from my life, in Jesus name. I declare that I have boldness, confidence, and joy. God has not given me the spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a sound mind.
Henceforth, Lord, I reject every attack on my mind. I declare that God is with me; He will uphold me with His righteous right hand, and I shall not be move, in the name of Jesus Christ.
God is with you
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Psalms 23:4 – Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
O Lord, I thank You today because You have good plans for me. Your thoughts for me are peace and not evil, to give me hope and a good future. For this, I say thank You, Lord.
Lord, there are many times that my reason for worry, depression and unhappiness is a result of the situation of things in my life, the dangers I have gone through, and how tomorrow will eventually be. I worry and depress, feeling uncertain about my life and future. But Lord, I confess this to You today. I realize I have not put You first all these times because You have me covered in Your plans.
Holy Spirit, I ask for help to continue to believe in God’s plans for my life and future. I pray for the grace to trust and not waver in faith anymore. For even when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, God will not leave me nor forsake me, in Jesus name.
God will heal your heart
Psalms 9:9 – The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
Psalms 30:5 – For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Psalm 147:3 – He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
You, O Lord, are my refuge and fortress in times of trouble. You will protect and keep me safe at all times.
Yes, weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. I know that my morning of joy is now.
O Lord, heal my heart of all forms of brokenness and bind up my wounds. Fill me with joy in place of depression, and confidence in place of anxiety. Make me a pillar of support for those in need, and bring praise to Your name through me, in Jesus name.
God bless you
UPDATE ON MY HACKED FACEBOOK ACCOUNT
As you already know, my first and only account on Facebook was hacked and I lost access. We did everything to get it back, but couldn’t. Facebook doesn’t reply to messages. They only ask you to send all forms of messages.
Well, I moved on. We created a new Facebook page (not a Facebook account), and I started to do my live broadcasts again. I shared that link with you via newsletter. Unfortunately, on my second day of the dream broadcast, Facebook removed that page. All attempts to get it back didn’t work.
I later found out that some of my friends who do similar live broadcasts within Facebook also had their pages removed, or they were limited and prevented from doing their audio broadcasts.
I don’t like to look at Facebook as fighting against God’s Word, even though I seem to have a few reasons to think so right now. But I want to let you know that I have moved on.
While my team and I are still trying to work out a better alternative, we contracted an agency to advise and have them do a page for me. (Remember, on Facebook, you can only have one account, but you can do many pages). The agency did two Facebook pages with my name, and these are the links:
At the moment, I haven’t made up my mind on the one to use permanently for my live broadcasts. When I do, I will let you know. But if you want to get my online prayer updates and prophetic declarations, please like both pages. I send out great daily life-changing prayers and declarations for online publication. You will love them.
REMOVING THE MOUNTAINS PROGRAM
Watch out for my upcoming 40 days morning declarations titled, Removing the Mountains. You and I, in those daily morning prayers and declarations, will focus on 40 or more mountains of life and speak to them. This year, you must have dominion, in Jesus name.
UPDATE ON MY DREAMS BROADCAST
I have received several dreams and requests for my audio broadcast on dreams. Unfortunately, as I said above, Facebook took the broadcasts down. But I did two videos trying to re-introduce the subject of dreams and interpretations. You can watch them on the YouTube links below, and please ignore the background noise.
NEW YEAR PRAYERS BOOK
Dominion 2021: Prophetic Declarations, Prayers, and Decrees to Command the Year (New Year Prayers Book 5)
What is God Saying for the Year 2021?
This book is our usual guide to 21 Days Fasting and Prayers to Command the Year, Receive Direction and Provoke Favor, Restoration, and Breakthrough.
With this manual, you will arise and prophesy to the year, surrender your plans to God, hear the voice of God, be empowered to follow God’s purpose for your life, and achieve what truly matters.
My Latest Books That Will Change Your Life
Finally, Everything You Need to Know About Demons, What They Are, How They Operate, Demonic Possession, Demonic Oppression, and How to Cast Out Demons and Obtain Deliverance for Yourself and for Your Loved Ones.
When it comes to the subject of demons, Christians fall into two equal and opposite extremes.
The first extreme is believing that demons don’t exist or that they don’t have any power at all. While the second extreme is believing too much in them and attributing every problem in life to them.
We need a balance between these two extremes, and this book provides the right balance needed to deal with demons, overcome them, and live a victorious life.
In this Bible study, you will learn what demons are, their origins, their names, operations, and how to deal with them.
Command the Day, the Week, the Month, and the Year!
Build your life in God’s presence every day. Grow in His Word and win the battles that confront you in trickles.
This book is a 365 days powerful daily inspiration and prayers to keep you in God’s word, in prayers, and in victory all through the year.
The teachings, prayers, and prophetic declarations are short but deep enough to take you through God’s word like never before, help you hear God’s voice, and command supernatural manifestations in your life and family every day.
If you desire to draw close to God daily, grow in prayers, and live a victorious life, then this book is for you.
New Audio Books Released
Thanks to my narrators, if you love audiobooks, you can get some of my audio prayer books on Audible (owned by Amazon).
Here are the latest additions:
a. Psalm 91: His Secret Place, His Shadow, and the Mystery of His Protection
b. None of These Diseases: A Reassuring Faith in God’s Protection and Prayers to Walk in Divine Health
e. 31 Days With the Holy Spirit: A Daily Meditations and Prayers to Learn More of the Holy Spirit, Connect More With Him, and Manifest His Presence and Gifts
f. 31 Days in the School of Faith: A Daily Meditations & Prophetic Declarations to Empower Your Faith and Release Your Breakthrough
NEW BOOKS ALERT
Released only a few days ago, and now number one in Spiritual Warfare on Amazon, this book exposes obnoxious spiritual strategies of the devil against many Christians, such as…
=> What is witchcraft?
=> How do I know if my problems are a result of witchcraft attacks?
=> What is household witchcraft?
=> How do I deal with nightmares and evil dreams?
=> How do I deal with witchcraft in the church?
=> How do I recognize evil covenants and stop them from my life?
=> What is the spirit of jezebel, how does it work, and how do I pray against it?
=> Powerful Prayers to stop all forms of witchcraft.
=> And many more secrets.
If you are looking for a balanced biblical understanding of what witchcraft means and how to pray and obtain deliverance and breakthrough, this manual is your key.
7 Days Financial Breakthrough Prayers: Simple Prayers, Declarations, and Instructions to Attract and Manifest Financial Breakthrough
Prophetic Declarations, Prayers, and Instructions that Removes Obstacles, Opens Uncommon Doors, and Attracts Favor and Financial Breakthrough – As Quickly As Possible.
This book is not your regular prayer book. This is a compendium of supernatural bullets that will command strange interventions in your life and open unexpected doors for you financially.
Pray with this book for seven days and command the doors of money, favor, wisdom, ideas, and unlimited breakthrough to open.
In the week that we had this program on my Facebook daily broadcast, the power of God was released in the lives of hundreds of members and listeners. We had great testimonies and divine interventions that produced mysterious connections, open doors, debt cancellations, new jobs, new ideas, and new business startups.
31 Days of Gratitude Challenge: Fight off Anxiety and Depression; Win Your Spiritual Warfare and Command Your Breakthrough With the Power of Praise.
Intentional Gratitude and Praying for Others Will Change Your Life Forever.
Release the power of gratitude right now for total victory and all-around restoration.
Can you praise God 31 minutes a day for 31 days?
That’s the deal:
Don’t pray for your personal needs for the next thirty-one days. Just wake up every night and praise God for thirty-one minutes, and do it nonstop for the next thirty-one days.
Can you do that?
By This Time Tomorrow: Uncommon Faith-Filled Words and Prophetic Declarations That Will Change Your Life Forever
Powerful faith-filled words and declarations that cast out demons, stop the mouths of lions, level mountains, stop storms, raise back to life dead dreams, open doors of favor, and trigger your creativity.
There are angels waiting to listen to what you say this moment and go to work on your behalf. Make what you say from now something big and blessed for you
Listening Prayer: How to Know That Your Prayers Have Been Answered
In this latest masterpiece from bestselling author, Daniel Okpara, you’ll discover that most of your prayers have been answered. Most times what you need is to listen. That’s how to turn your prayer points into visible answers.
Listening in the place of prayer is the most powerful way to receive answers to your prayers.
You can move from debt to abundance supernaturally in the next thirty days or less.
Debt is something that seriously troubles the world. And Christians are also stumbling on it. Without help, debts can silently prevent anyone from fulfilling their God-given assignments.
Psalm 91: His Secret Place, His Shadow, and the Mystery of His Protection
Many Christians know and declare it for protection. However, the Psalm contains hidden messages that when understood makes it work, whether confessed or not.
This book exposes Psalm 91, with prayers and declarations that will bring you into a deeper understanding of the words of this Psalm, empower a better fellowship with God, and help you to walk in the reality of the promises therein.
As you are aware, the world is currently facing a standoff with a deadly infectious disease. Right now, there are over 1,000,000 reported cases globally in just 4 months, and over 100,000 fatalities.
Nothing has brought the world together and raised its fears as much as this deadly outbreak. If nothing is done, this could be the biggest threat the world is going to face.
But I bring you a message of hope.
This book will empower you to have faith and walk in God’s protection and healing
The second volume in the series, Give Orders to the Day (GOTTD), covering April to June, the second quarter of the year is now live on Amazon. These powerful teachings and daily prophetic declarations are designed to empower you to take charge of your day, encounter God in a powerful way, and experience daily breakthrough.
Give Orders to the Day (365 Days) April – June: Daily Meditations and Prophetic Declarations for All Round Victory, Protection, Healing, and Breakthrough (Daily Power Book 2).
Highly Recommended Books for This Season
5. Less Panic, More Hope – God’s Promises and Prayers Against Fear, Anxiety And Depression
6. Under His Shadow: God’s Promises and Prayers for Protection
Other Helpful Selections
4. How to Exercise Authority Over Sickness: Authoritative Prayers and Declarations for Personal Healing, and Healing of Your Loved Ones.
5. Healing Words: Daily Confessions & Declarations to Activate Your Healing & Walk in Divine Health.
In these books, I bring different insights and testimonies from my walk with God showing you how to take authority against sickness and diseases and live a healthy life.
21 Days Fasting and Prayers Book for the Year
In the month of January, we did our usual 21 days fasting and prayers. Were you able to get my book, I WILL ARISE, and do the prayers?
If you did, great. If not, the good thing is that you can do the prayers any time, not only in January.
Get the book now and speak into the year non-stop for the next 21 days.
My Recent Books
1. 31 Days in the School of Faith: A Daily Meditations & Prophetic Declarations to Empower Your Faith and Release Your Breakthrough
2. 31 Days With the Holy Spirit: A Daily Meditations and Prayers to Learn More of the Holy Spirit, Connect More With Him, and Manifest His Presence and Gifts
3. 31 Days With The Heroes Of Faith: A Daily Meditations, Prayers & Declarations From Hebrews Chapter Eleven | Re-fire Your Faith, & Experience Breakthrough
4. 31 Days in the Parables: A Daily Instructions and Prayers from the Parables of Christ to Develop Deeper Spiritual Awareness, and Command Supernatural Help
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My Latest Audiobooks
None of These Diseases: A Reassuring Faith in God’s Protection, Plus Prayers to Walk in Divine Health.
Scriptures and Prayers for God’s Protection.
As you are aware, the world is currently facing a standoff with a deadly infectious disease. Right now, there are over 100,000 reported cases globally in just 4 months, and over 4,000 fatalities.
Nothing has brought the world together and raised its fears as much as this deadly outbreak. If nothing is done, this could be the biggest threat the world is going to face.
But I bring you a message of hope.
Deliverance by Fire: 21 Days of Intensive Word Immersion, and Fire Prayers for Total Healing, Deliverance, Breakthrough, and Divine Intervention.
This audiobook is a 21-day fasting and prayer guide for all-around deliverance and breakthroughs. These teachings and prayers will touch every aspect of your life and provoke great transformations. Your health will be restored. Your finances will be healed, and you will experience breakthroughs. You will find a job. Your home will experience a great spiritual transformation, and your marriage will be restored. You will experience great peace.
Command Your Money: Powerful Keys to Provoke Financial Breakthrough | 10 Simple Actions of Faith That Will Provoke Financial Breakthrough for Anyone in 30 Days or Less
Ten simple actions of faith that will provoke financial breakthrough for anyone in 30 days or less. No fluff, no long stories, practical and provoking biblical instructions for dealing with urgent money problems.
Are you currently embroiled in a financial situation? Do you need a breakthrough asap? Are you looking for simple-to-follow instructions that will trigger a financial breakthrough for you very quickly? Then get home tonight, close your door, and begin to apply these spiritual instructions, and you’ll see miracles happen in your finances asap. More importantly, you’ll have the wisdom to move forward financially.
All Audio Books Now Available
To See all my Over 20 Audiobooks now available, Click Here. Below are some of them specifically. I am sure that these books will bless you.
- 120 Powerful Night Prayers that Will Change Your Life
- 28 Days of Praise Challenge: Dealing With Your Fears and Battles Through Intentional Praise
- Anger Management God’s Way: Bible Ways to Control Your Emotions, Get Healed of Hurts & Respond to Offenses …Plus Powerful Daily Prayers to Overcome Bad Anger Permanently
- By His Stripes: God’s Promises & Prayers for Healing
- Deliverance of the mind: Powerful Prayers to Deal With Mind Control, Fear, Anxiety, Depression, Anger and Other Negative Emotions.
- Healing Words: Daily Confessions & Declarations to Activate Your Healing
- How God Speaks to You: An ABC Guide to Hearing the Voice of God & Following His Direction for Your Life
- How to Exercise Authority Over Sickness: Authoritative Prayers and Declarations for Personal Healing, and Healing of Your Loved Ones
- How to Meditate on God’s Word: Fast and Easy Ways to Practice Intentional Bible Meditation and Grow in Faith, Worship, and Prayer
- Prayers to Find a Godly Spouse: Meditations, Prophetic Declarations and Biblical Foundation for Finding a Life Partner
- Praying the Promises of God for Daily Blessings and Breakthrough
- Take it By Force: 200 Violent Prayers for Deliverance, Healing and Financial Breakthrough
- Under His Shadow: God’s Promises and Prayers for Protection
- When God Is Silent: What to Do When Prayers Seems Unanswered or Delayed
- Beside the Still Waters: God’s Promises and Prayers for Guidance and Direction | Learn to Know the Will of God & Make Right Decisions
- Less Panic More Hope: God’s Promises and Prayers to Overcome Fear, Anxiety, and Depression – Scriptures and Prayers for Mental Health
- How to Pray for Your Family: Plus Over 70 Prayers for Your Family’s Salvation, Healing, Restoration, and Breakthrough
- Prayers that Break Curses: Everything You Need to Know About Curses, and Powerful Prayers to Stop All Kinds of Curses
- 20 Commonly Asked Questions About Demons: Answers You Need to Bind and Cast Out Demons, Heal the Sick, and Experience Breakthrough
- Deliverance by Fire: 21 Days of Intensive Word Immersion, and Fire Prayers for Total Healing, Deliverance, Breakthrough, and Divine Intervention.
- Command Your Money: Powerful Keys to Provoke Financial Breakthrough | 10 Simple Actions of Faith That Will Provoke Financial Breakthrough for Anyone in 30 Days or Less