Three simple, yet utterly profound words: God help me.
Pray this prayer for God’s help with me RIGHT NOW:
God please help me. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know who to turn to. So I turn to you. Holy Spirit, please strengthen me. God, even though I don’t know all the answers, I know that you do. In the Bible, you promise to help us when we pray to you. So I pray confidently to you in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
I Need God’s Help!
If you’ve ever found yourself saying those words, then I’ve got some really good news.
When you ask God for help, he will answer you. James 5:16 says, “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” Saying, “God help me,” is a prayer of confidence because we know that God has promised to do great things on our behalf when we pray and ask for God’s help.
Here are some ways you can pray when life is hard and you find yourself struggling.
Pray This: God Help Me Right Now!
Lord, help me please. I’m struggling right now. I feel weak, tired, and worn out. I’m not sure what to do. Honestly, I don’t even know all the right things to say. But I thank you that in the Bible you say that Holy Spirit intercedes for me even when I don’t have the words to describe what I need. God, I have faith that you hear my prayers and believe that you will answer them in ways I can’t even imagine. You’re going to do things that I never expected.
Does God Always Help Us When We Pray?
God always helps us when we come to him in prayer. It might not be in the way you expect. Instead of directly answering your prayer, God might encourage you, strengthen you, and bless you in some other way.
The Bible encourages us to always come to God in prayer. Here are some Bible verses showing us how the Lord helps us when we pray:
- Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
- Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
- And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. (1 John 5:14)
Prayer For When You Need God’s Help
God, please help me during this hard time. I am asking for you to meet me in this time of need. Lord, I ask that you would please strengthen me. Encourage me. Fill my life with your power.
Father, I put my faith in you, knowing that you hear my prayers and love to respond when I pray. In Jesus name, amen.
Help Me God: A Prayer of Dependence
When we say, “God help me,” we are acknowledging that, above all else, we are dependent upon God.
We are saying, “I don’t have the strength in and of myself to make it through these circumstances…but God does. My God is strong enough to sustain me, even though it may seem like everything is going to pieces.”
When we say, “God help me,” we are agreeing with what the Psalmist said in Psalm 121:1-2:
I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth
Our help comes from one source and only one source: the living God who created the heavens and the earth.
God is our refuge. Our fortress. We don’t need any other help. We don’t look for any other savior. We look to God and ONLY God to rescue us in our time of need.
Often times we’re tempted to look to other sources for security and rescue. We look to money. We trust in our physical strength. We rely upon our resourcefulness.
But when we pray, “God help me,” we’re saying, “I reject any hope other than God. He alone is my hope and stronghold.”
Psalm 46:1 puts it this way, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
I love how it says that is a very present help in trouble. He’s not far off. He’s not distant. No, he’s right there with us, and he won’t leave us or forsake us in the midst of our trouble.
When we’re struggling, when we’re weary, when we’re stumbling, we can know that he is with us every single step of the way. He is VERY present with us.
Prayer For Time Of Need
Father, I put my faith in you in this time of need. I ask for your help. Because you love me, I believe that you will give me the strength I need. I trust you to help me in my weakness and to respond to my prayers for help.
I pray that you would meet my every need and have faith that you will. I am in Christ, and because I am in Him I believe that you will bless me. In Jesus name, amen.
God Please Help Me: A Prayer Of Glory
One of the reasons God loves to answer the prayer, “God help me,” is that it gives all the glory to him.
When God alone is the one who can deliver us it means God alone gets all the glory when the deliverance comes.
We certainly don’t get any glory. We’re weak and weary and calling out for God’s help. When God comes through in big, awesome ways, he gets all the glory and praise.
I think this is what Paul was getting at when he said:
For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead (2 Corinthians 1:7-9).
Paul felt that he had been given a death sentence. Like he had no way out. Like it was completely dark with no stars to be seen anywhere. He was in such desperate straights that he despaired of life itself.
So Paul was forced to rely solely upon God for the rescue. And God did indeed come to his rescue. In the next verse, Paul says, “He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.”
God received all the glory for helping Paul. All the honor and praise and worship went to him, not Paul and his companions.
God loves to answer the prayer, “God help me,” because it brings him such glory.
Prayer For Peace
Lord, I really need your peace right now. I ask that you would fill me with your Holy Spirit so that I experience your peace. Please fill my heart with the calm trust that only you provide.
Because you are a good Father, I know that you want me to have your peace. So I pray that you would give me rest. In Jesus name, amen.
A Prayer For Rescue
Lord, please help me. I am in over my head. I can’t figure everything out. I can’t rely on my own strength or my own wits.
I freely admit that I’m weak and don’t have the strength to get through this on my own. I need you, my rescuer and deliver to break through and help me. I’m putting all my hope in you.
And I firmly believe that you indeed will deliver me. You are a faithful God, even when I’m faithless. You are the God who commands the angel armies. There is no circumstance too great for you. No trial too difficult for you to solve. I am 100% confident that you are working all things for my good and your glory.
Thank you Lord that I don’t have to have all the answers. You have all the answers, and will lead me and guide me. You are the Good Shepherd who will take me to still waters and green pastures.
I praise you that you have always been faithful in the past and that you will continue to be faithful in the future.
God help me. I believe you will.
In Jesus name, Amen.