Prayers against suicide

Lord Almighty I call upon your name this morning and ask that you protect your children against suicidal thoughts and actions. I ask that you help us renew our minds with your word, as it mentions in Romans 12:2. Lord we stand in one accord and speak against suicide. We speak against the enemy and rebuke the flaming arrows he throws at us.

God let us see ourselves as you see us. Let us see beauty in the mirror. Not beauty by the world’s standards, but by your standards. Let us see purified hearts, fruits of the spirit, and your light shining through us. God, I beg you to please tell anyone struggling with self-harming thoughts or desires how much they mean to you. Let each person know that they are precious to you, and that you have a PLAN for them in this life which does NOT include suicide.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

Father, give us the strength to call on your name. Your word is our sword in battle, and your word says that “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13

Give us power over the enemy, give us strength to whisper the name of Jesus when we battle these thoughts. Help us see that our value comes from you alone, and not from bullies or people in this earth who say hurtful things, or people who hurt us, and definitely not from the lies of the enemy. Give us discernment to know what comes from you, and what comes from the enemy.

We lift your name in glory, we give you honor and praise.

It is in your holy name we ask these things, amen.

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)



13 responses to “Prayers against suicide”

  1. Charmaine says :

    Thank you so much for this prayer. I have been beset with thoughts of ending it all as I am just so exhausted by picking myself up over and over again. I find myself researching ways to kill myself but those pages freeze on me as if God is showing me that he doesn’t want me even entertaining this even further. Today, I came across Psalm 71 which really helped and then literally googled “prayer to overcome thoughts of suicide”. Thank you for sharing your journey and this powerful prayer. Please keep me in your prayers as I fight this battle between my will to live and die.

    • Caitlin May says :

      I’m sorry I am responding so late, but I believe there’s a reason I didn’t see this until now. You will be in my prayers. In fact, I am praying against the spirit of suicide in you right this very moment. I pray for your heart to beat with the love of God, so you have the desires He does. He wants to see you live, flourish, and prosper happily in life. I’m praying His overwhelming presence of love surrounds you when you start to think of ending your life. I’m praying that your will to live be stronger than your will to die.
      Blessings to you my dear. Contact me any time. I’ll be sure to respond sooner! -Caitlin

    • Hannah says :

      May God overflow in you all joy and all peace as you trust in Him and call on His Holy Name.
      I pray that you will know the love God has for you- love to propsper you and not to harm you, to give you hope and a future.
      I pray that e will heal your broken heart and bind up your wounds
      Give you beauty instead of ashes
      God loves you with an everlasting love and He has a wonderful plan for your life! I pray that you will be rooted and established in His love and know His great and mighty live for you, for you are his special child.
      I love you and God loves you most.
      In Jesus’ name, amen.

  2. mara says :

    I feel like ending my life. Please pray for me in Jesus name Amen

    • Caitlin May says :


      Thank you for being so courageous and reaching out to me. First of all I’d like to tell you how very loved you are by God. You might not see it, you might not feel it, but it is a fact.

      God, I ask that you reach down from the heavens to comfort Mara with whatever she is facing. Help her to understand Your love for her past what “makes sense”. Please come into her heart and let her know that she is a beloved daughter of yours, precious, special, and unique. She is called to a purpose (and is on this Earth for a purpose) and I ask that as she actively seeks that purpose, that you will show her. I ask these things in Your holy name, Amen.

  3. C otero says :

    I’m so tired don’t know how much longer I can go on the same way . Please pray for me

  4. Maya says :

    I don’t know if anyone will read this now because the article is from 2014, and we now are in 2016.
    I write this in the hope of being saved by other Christian people, like me.
    Most of the time, when I pray it feels like God doesn’t listen, I don’t get it, maybe I am doing something wrong. I try, and I try, but almost nothing changes. It just helped me to find an apartment far from my family, but I am living alone now, and even if they can’t hurt me anymore I feel awful and sad.
    I have sucidal thoughts, due to the fact that my dad was hitting me as a kid, and later someone else abused me. I am only 19 years old today, and I grew up and became an almost strong woman. I am still fighting, and whenever I felt like giving up, I didn’t because deep inside of me, I knew God wanted me to stay alive and probably also to help others with thier own issues. Due to what I have seen, I am trying to help others, and people see a good person in me.
    What they don’t know is how I feel when I am alone. I feel awful, like I will never heal. I hate my own thoughts and I just wish they could go a away, but they never really do. I don’t have the strength to work for school, or somedays to even smile at all. I can’t find love, in any man because it feels like I will never trust anyone again. I am asking God to help me trusting people again whatever happened. I ask God to forgive my dad, the other man, and the rest of the people that have been hurting me in my life. I ask God to forgive me for everything that I have done without thinking about the feelings of others because I couldn’t feel any empathy. I ask God to give me a man I could marry later, have kids with, and a sain environment. To not give me any mental breakdowns when I’ll have kids. To allow me to find a home later, a job and a normal life. To allow me to forget about everything that happed before. To allow me to trust the man I could marry later. To protect my kids if I ever have some, so that they have a strong mother too, that doesn’t kill herself. To help my friends and little sisters, seeing me growing old.
    I ask God to not let me giving up. I don’t want my 4 and 6 years old sisters going to the funeral of their big sister, but sometimes it is too hard and forgive me about thinking about this. About dying.

    And I ask to any person that could help me, and pray stronger, to pray for me, so that one day, I can be healed too.
    I am trying to have hope, and faith, but sometimes it is too hard and I feel like giving up. Don’t let me give up please, I am so young, please pray for me if you can. Thank you. I hope you get everything you need in your life, too.

  5. Trish says :

    Thanks for all comments and thoughts on this very difficult and not talked about subject.
    I find it very helpful to know I am not alone.

  6. Sonia says :

    Please pray for me as have been planning to kill myself before next Wednesday. Please pray that the Lord will intervene on my behalf before 22nd February 2017 and his will, will be done in regards to everything for my life.
    Please pray that I live to share an awesome tesimony using the gifts the Lord gave me. Amen

  7. mightyfrances says :

    Thank you for your beautiful prayer. I am worried about a young adult child who has bee struggling, I cam upon this prayer and it gave me great comfort.

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