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God Help Me! Prayer in Time of Need

I love You, Jesus. Help.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. PSALM 121:1-2 NIV

We are a shared human race. We are a people of hoping, trying our best and lamenting our worst. We have great days and weeks and even some months and years...and then the crash comes, and we are left feeling that all the good we experienced was just a massive fluke. We struggle not to slip into skepticism. It is tempting to worry away our days and fear ourselves into numbness. And in those real moments, it may be that all we can utter to God are five simple words:

I love You, Jesus. Help.

Those words may be small, but I believe that they are just the same as if they were a spoken novel of all the best heart alliterations, He hears them and responds with all fullness and tenderness of a Savior’s love. This simple prayer calls on heaven. It says to God that though our heart is full of love for Him, it is breaking over the frustrations the world is causing us.

This prayer is an abandoned prayer. It is a needy prayer. It is a sweet prayer from a helpless child to a Father fully in control.

Even in this moment as we struggle, we can lift our eyes to the God who loves us. We can lift our face to see Him in the dark, lift our voice to call out to Him for help. He is tender to our struggle. He is ready to respond to the need.

I love You, Jesus. Help.

Lord, help me today. No matter what I face I will not let go of your hand. Amen.

"God Help Me!" Psalms to Pray

When you do not know what to pray, Scripture provides the words for you! Use these prayers from Psalms to guide your request for help from God. 

H - "Hear me Lord and answer me for I am poor and needy." Psalm 86:1 The first step is to let God know that you need him and want His help.

E - "Establish my steps in your word." Psalm 119:133 Second, ask God for His direction and for strength to stand firm in His promises.

L - "Let your compassion quickly meet our needs because we are on the brink of despair." Psalm 79:8 We often need help because of our past choices and sin. Ask God to help you focus on his compassion and grace to lift you out of your despair and heart ache.  

- "Protect me God because I take refuge in You. I say to the Lord, You are my Lord, apart from You I have nothing good." Psalm 16:1

Whether it is spiritual protection from Satan's attacks or physical protection, we can come to God and ask Him to be our protector and provider. Seek refuge and lean on God, not your own strength or abilities. God promises to be your refuge if you will let Him! 

Often when we run to God for help, it is because our circumstances or heartache have made us feel vulnerable. And when we feel that way, we just want a refuge - we need to be protected. We need spiritual protection from the darts of the enemy; we often need physical protection from danger. You may need protection from worry or stress or unbelief.  God promises His protection to those who take refuge in Him. Pray along with the Psalmist and adopt His humble spirit. Tell God that outside of Him, you have nothing good to offer or lean on.  You do not need to take refuge in your own abilities or strength, you take refuge in Him and He will protect and help you when you need it most. 

If you need some grace today, come to His throne. If you need mercy or help, walk through the “door,” Jesus Himself, to your Father God and receive the help you need.

Adapted from Lisa Whittle October 3, 2017

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