Hello all-I know I am still fairly new at posting but I was hoping to ask for your prayers. One thing I struggle with is depression, and have for quite some time. Much of this can be attributed to living with serious chronic illness that is often just manageable enough to work or see friends or family but is still debilitating. I am not terribly old yet (only early 30s- but a former student of mine reached out to ask for help with something at her new job and I couldn’t keep up with half of the new trends and strategies she was talking about with social media!) but I know I may never be the picture of health again and I’ve come to accept that. I try to offer it up for others in the hope that it makes some small difference in someone’s life. One thing I do notice, though, is that this depression affects my prayer and spiritual life, to the point where I feel I’ve little value to add to this world or that I’ve no real purpose in life, and I then struggle with keeping up any prayers or devotions. At times this is much worse than any sort of physical ailment, and I cannot discern what God wants of me or why nothing seems to quell this feeling. I would very much appreciate any prayers you have to spare Apologies if this comes across as complaining or over sharing but you are all so much more knowledgeable and are clearly powerful prayer warriors!