10 Prayers For Help In Times of Need

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Isn’t it true that you spend more time offering prayers for help from God than in any other type of prayer? I know that is the case with me, as much as I do not like to admit it. I am so thankful that we have a Heavenly Father who is full of mercy and grace and we can count on the fact that He will always answer our prayers for help. We can cry out to Him in our time of need and He will rescue us. Though sometimes it seems like He will never answer or does not hear, God is still on the throne and available and willing to listen to our prayers for help. Ask for help and then be still and know that He is God and will act in His time. Listen to the song over there on the right on this page and then take a look at these 10 prayers for help that I have collected.

Gideon’s Prayer for Help – A Sign from the Lord

Judges 6:36-37, 39  “If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said, 37 behold, I am laying a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece alone, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said …let not your anger burn against me; let me speak just once more. Please let me test just once more with the fleece. Please let it be dry on the fleece only, and on all the ground let there be dew.”

Hannah’s Prayer for Help – To Have a Son

Prayers for Help1 Samuel 1:11 “O Lord of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a son, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch his head.”

Solomon’s Prayer for Help – Wisdom for a new King

1 Kings 3:5-9 “Ask what I shall give you.” And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you. And you have kept for him this great and steadfast love and have given him a son to sit on his throne this day. And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in. And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too many to be numbered or counted for multitude. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?”

Daniel’s Prayer for Help – Seeking Mercy

Daniel 9:16-19  “O Lord, according to all your righteous acts, let your anger and your wrath turn away from your city Jerusalem, your holy hill, because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and your people have become a byword among all who are around us. 17 Now therefore, O our God, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his pleas for mercy, and for your own sake, O Lord, make your face to shine upon your sanctuary, which is desolate. 18  O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see our desolations, and the city that is called by your name. For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy. 19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, pay attention and act. Delay not, for your own sake, O my God, because your city and your people are called by your name.”

Jonah’s Prayer for Help – From the belly of a fish

Jonah 2:2-9 “I called out to the Lord, out of my distress,
and he answered me;
out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
and you heard my voice.
For you cast me into the deep,
into the heart of the seas,
and the flood surrounded me;
all your waves and your billows
passed over me.
Then I said, ‘I am driven away
from your sight;
yet I shall again look
upon your holy temple.’
The waters closed in over me to take my life;
the deep surrounded me;
weeds were wrapped about my head
    at the roots of the mountains.
I went down to the land
whose bars closed upon me forever;
yet you brought up my life from the pit,
O Lord my God.
When my life was fainting away,
I remembered the Lord,
and my prayer came to you,
into your holy temple.
Those who pay regard to vain idols
forsake their hope of steadfast love.
But I with the voice of thanksgiving
will sacrifice to you;
what I have vowed I will pay.
Salvation belongs to the Lord!”

Jesus’ Prayer for Help – Take this Cup

Luke 22:42 “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” 

Paul’s Prayer for Help – Spiritual Strength in the Church at Ephesus

Ephesians 3:14-21  For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17  so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20  Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

A Prayer for Help – To Follow the Savior

God of all grace,
You have given me a Savior,
produce in me a faith to live by him,
to make him all my desire,
all my hope,
all my glory.

May I enter him as my refuge,
build on him as my foundation,
walk in him as my way,
follow him as my guide,
conform to him as my example,
receive his instructions as my prophet,
rely on his intercession as my high priest,
obey him as my king.

May your dear Son preserve me from this present evil world,
so that its approval never tempt,
nor its disapproval terrify,
nor its vices defile,
nor its errors delude me.

May I feel that I am a stranger and a pilgrim on earth,
declaring plainly that I seek a country,
my title to it becoming daily more clear,
my desire for it more perfect,
my expectations of it more abundant;
and whatsoever I do may it be done
in the Saviour’s name. [1]

A Prayer for Help – To Be An Instrument of God’s Peace

Lord make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
And where there is sadness, joy.

O divine master grant that I may
not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving that we receive-
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
And it’s in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen  [2]

A Prayer for Help in a Song – A Soldier’s Prayer

I know you’re tired,
I know you’re worn, I know you’re torn
You’re losing all your hope
‘Cause you’re a long way from home
Oh, I know you’re worried
I know you’re scared.
I’d like to put my arms around you
And tell you I care.

Hope is in Heaven, not far away
Just close your eyes, he hears what you say.
Feel him around you, He’s everywhere
Reachin’ to touch you, Know that he is there.
Deep in the heart of a war,
He hears a Soldier’s Prayer.

Verse 2
Ask and he’ll protect you, guide where you go.
Keep you from evil that tears at your soul
Oh,speak to the Father,say what’s on your mind
It just takes a moment,if you’ll take the time

Hope is in Heaven, not far away
Just close your eyes, he hears what you say.
Feel him around you, He’s everywhere
Reachin’ to touch you, Know that he’s there.
Deep in the heart of a war,
He hears a Soldier’s Prayer.

Let’s pray for hope,Let’s pray for peace
I pray for you and you pray for me
I’ll pray for heaven to hear what you say
All of God’s children will find out one day
Deep in the heart of a war
God heard a Soldier’s Prayer. [3]

Check this out for another article about prayer:

10 Powerful Prayers For Strength


[1] The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions by Arthur Bennet, Published by Banner of Truth; Deluxe edition (March 1, 2003)

[2] Song lyrics based on the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

[3] A Soldier’s Prayer was made popular by Country Music singer Collin Raye

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version

“Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

YouTube.com “Peace be Still” by Rush of Fools

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maga February 16, 2015 at 3:56 am

please pray for me…i have greatly backsliden…and i have already lost control already. now temptation are 10 times harder than before like lust and etcetera…i more than ever need Jesus my lord now


Brian McArdle March 18, 2015 at 4:56 am

please help me I read some dirty fanfiction.
It was very lewd and I’ve read unholy things.


Jill Henning March 24, 2015 at 11:25 am

Lord I need your help. My business is falling apart, I cannot pay my staff, everyone is working hard, I cannot pay my bills oh Lord help me urgently. PLEASE. Lord I need money I need to pay school fees I need to live – please God


Jorge Valencia October 8, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Jill, I will pray with you for your company and mostly for you and your hard working employees, please remember that YOU are one of the heroes to look up to and those that work with you see you as the light that leads them and your company, stay strong and never give in until every thing is exhausted, folk like you are brave to just try and begin a business, but to have one and be able to support employees and their families is to me what a true hero and role model is, may God hear our prayers and grant you the relief you seek, in Jesus’ name I pray!!!


Michael Pajarillo May 20, 2015 at 9:37 pm

Lord i demand from your deeds of mercy… Lord, please grant me a favor, used me now!!! to be a licenced teacher… let your ear hears my intent, let your eyes show my desire and let your love continuosly flow like a water of the stream, fill in my needs in our daily breed, and forgive us our sins. Lord upon you mercy and love for us… grant my prayer to be a licenced teacher oh my merciful God. and i will go with the righteousness, please delay not, for your own sake oh my Lord! Used me now Lord. i could fail into despair if i will not so complety trust in your mercy, so God, thank you in you infinite mercy…holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one have mercy on us and whole the world amen.


James June 25, 2015 at 3:57 am

Please lord give me strength and courage to carry on I need employment and friends as I am so alone,if you cannot do this please take me. I ask this in the name of your son Jesus Christ Amen


Jorge Valencia October 8, 2015 at 1:46 pm

James, please do not ask to be taken, you have many of us that will stand with you and ask our lord and savior for enlightenment and a path to take for you to see that you are a special person and must be here among all of us for his reason, I hope and pray that you receive Gods love in bunches soon so that you may feel as good and as loved as all of us should, God I ask help for James immediately and please explain to his soul that the reasons he lives outweigh any reason to be gone, I pray in Jesus’ name…. Amen!


NNAJI PLACIDUS AMADI July 13, 2015 at 3:47 am

Lord, you are the creature of heaven and earth, you created man in your own image , you said we should take control of all things in the sea, land and hidden treasure , Lord your words was accomplish and sealed with your pressure blood, but the devil have come to steal what does not belong to him living your children in the wildness with empty hands, what so ever that belong to me the devil have stolen and hide them at the alter of darkness , LORD send your Angles to destroy that evil alter in Jesus name Amen, may my blessings be return back to me in JESUS name AMEN.


Mike San Martin July 24, 2015 at 5:04 am

I am praying for everybody else and please include me in your prayers. God bless you and help you with your struggles of life.


Elizabeth Davila August 9, 2015 at 11:51 am

Hello I’m a Single Mother of 5kids I lost my job of part time I can’t read and I have a aneurysm it’s so hard to find a job I’m on Ware fare and my son is on SSI that’s all the income I have and that not a enough for family and I’m so Struggling with all my Bill and rent we r about to lost r home and my car so please help me in the name of Jesus Christ please:'(


ADREAN CHAPMAN August 11, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Lord Jesus, I need your help tomorrow in court for my son. O GOD you know his heart and mine. and that we are faithful to you O LORD. In Jesus name AMEN!


camythyst@gmail.com August 24, 2015 at 7:51 pm

Please, everyone, pray for Sapphire. I love her so much. I will pray for all of you, please pray for Sapphire. Amen


dennybie September 20, 2015 at 1:55 am

God the father the most high, please forgive our sins, slow your wrath unto us, give us the chance to repent our sins, please help and guide those people who are lose and whose trying to bring themselves back to you, please show them the right path of life, please enlighten their mind so that they were able to think and discern, that life is passing by and time is too short, the most important into this life is to praise you and stay humble before you, because the hour of dead it will come at anytime, please forgive our sins o GOD and have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen


YL September 28, 2015 at 5:58 pm

Lord help me. I have always been a wonderful person to everyone around me. But I unfortunately ran into bad people that hurt me so so much. I am never the same, I scare of a new day coming, it is sad, I am afraid of tomorrow. I can’t wait to go to bed everyday so I don’t have to be scared and worried. Lord, where are my guardian angels, I need their help and protection and their blessing that I am well. Lord please give me a sign, that you still love me and please give me a sign that everything will be ok.


Jack Wellman September 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Hello Mr. YL. I want to suggest you read something called “How to Forgive Yourself” at this link my brother and don’t lose heart. I see your faith is resilient. http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-to-forgive-yourself-a-christian-commentary/ I really think this may help….prayer for you sir. Angels are not the protection…God is for He is sovereign over the angels. Please call your pastor right away and speak with him and then request prayers from all the saints in the church.


Paulina October 7, 2015 at 7:27 am

God, hear my prayer, i have enemies that wants me dead, i dont know what i have done for me to deserve threatening smses, im not sleeping at night neither my kids, everybody seems to hate me and i dont have peace at work neither in town while im currently staying, no one is happy with my relationship, they seems cant wait for us to break up, God, hear my prayers, im in a need of re-located to a new place where we will go start a new life without lot of stories that are created about us, God, im always have a sad face because of too many problems, God help me to over come them and open doors for us, send your angels to guide us every night, send me a caring heart that will forgive everyone who is against my happiness and let me forgive all my enermies and let them forgive me if i did something bad to them. I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ who died because of our sins, Amen


Jorge Valencia October 8, 2015 at 1:52 pm

No one should live as such… May God hear you and grant you all you wish for you and your families sake, stay strong and know that through it all he teaches us and its our responsibility to learn from all we go through, never place others feelings and thoughts above your own, believe he loves you no matter what anyone says or does, keep your hand in his hand and your path will be one you never thought existed, God give Paulina some well needed rest and peace, in Jesus’ name I pray.


Tonya October 11, 2015 at 3:10 pm

please lord…i pray that the love of my life hasn’t left for good. I made a mistake and I am sorry. I pray the lord forgives me.


Miasha October 15, 2015 at 9:41 pm

My father god , I love you so much you have blessed me & my family through many life changes & i’m currently going through a lot father god I know the devil is after my me and my family godliness but the lord is my strength , my shield , from every danger I trust him with all of my heart psalm 28:7 please continue to protect my family & I as well as our surroundings such as our shelter , our mobility , and our daily living from all evil. Help me god I am calling for you to hear me show me the way forgive me for my sins I repent in the name of jesus !please show me mercy I need you The lord is my rock , my fortress and my deliverer , my god is my rock , in whom I take refuge psalm 18:2 Please bless me through my current situation im dealing with father im very worried about what will occur and im in desperate need of your rescue . I trust in your unfailing love I will rejoice beacause you have rescued me I will sing to the lord because he has been so good to me Psalm 13:5-6 I love you in jesus name I pray amen


Robert November 13, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Please pray for my youngest son. As I type this he is laying in a hospital bed next to me. He has been unconscious for 3 days now and I fear he will never wake up. I’m so scared that we will lose him. His mother, 2 older brothers, and myself are devastated. I believe in miracles, I truly do. Please pray for him and hopefully God will return our son to us and give us back our little miracle boy.


Apri Gaultney November 24, 2015 at 1:15 am

I have raised my granddaughter as mine sents she was born and she will be 3 in 2 months my son has a new girlfriend and they are talking about taking her from me,she is my world I love her ,my son promise me he would never take her from me and now the new girl wants her, please pray for me she calls me momma, I need god’s help, Amen


bertha November 30, 2015 at 7:59 am

please pray for me and my husband. we are having a lot of problems at the moment. financially and emotionally. we don’t know what we have done but our boss hates us and is spreading false stories. I now feel like giving up. please pray for us.


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