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

Verse
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.

Chorus
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

Chorus
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.

Bridge
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

Resources:

[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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Lt November 1, 2016 at 6:51 am

Lord Jesus please help me. I feel unfit for this life. I feel dumb at times. As hard as I try it is hard for me to listen and focus. What do you want from me in this life? Is the reason you are having me go through these hardships to bring me closer to you? I cry out to You lord Jesus, please help this life make sense. Please give me the strength and courage I need to endure and fulfill the desires of Your heart. I beg you Jesus, please help me. I am all Yours. Please pray for me.

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Ray November 4, 2016 at 10:06 am

Since we moved we have a very small network of friends, please share this campaign if you have time. Thank you so much for your help!!!

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jyo November 8, 2016 at 12:30 am

Dear In Christ Jesus/Mother mary
Please do pray for my relationship with Mr.Ruban James, We both like each other but because of people in b/w me and Ruban Jame have created many misunderstanding. Where with this confusion Ruban as stated that i dont like you jyothi. I dont know why, But i came to know because of some people he is very much misunderstanding me and my family. But really Ruabn James is very good at heart, i know this.I tried to clear his confusion but right now we both dont talk with each other even we see. I want Ruban James only to talk with me, and revile his love to me. Even Ruban’s mom should agree for our marriage.Please do pray for this reason. I have got many insults due to this relationship but i trust Jesus because he put my head on top by making this marriage a successful one Ruban James weds Jyothi Nirmala.I bind this request in the blood of Jesus Christ Amen.

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jessa November 15, 2016 at 9:47 pm

Lord Jesus I pray whatever the result of my exam is I won’t change my love for you and help me to stand up and give my all best,..you are lord, a powerful God, I praise you with all my heart, I am nothing with out you,.I know nothing is Impossible with you ohh lord, I know you want what the best for me..I will accept what you’re decision is..I trust you and I believe you,,I stand for you ohhh lord,,you are truly powerful and God, have mercy on us,have mercy on me,I’m begging you lord Jesus, have a miracle on my board exam result,I pray for my classmates and friends too,,I will claim it ohh lord, the victory is belong to you lord Jesus,,you’re truly child..jessa

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bobbyfall71@gmail.com December 27, 2016 at 8:18 am

I just wanna thank you guys all for the prayer and wishing you guys all to pray for me again in the situations i’m passing is very complicated and i know that only GOD can save me in this situations that the reason i came to you guys
thank at all and GOD BLESS

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gopal sarkar February 13, 2017 at 12:13 am

Lord Jesus please help me. I feel unfit for this life. I feel dumb at times. As hard as I try it is hard for me to listen and focus. What do you want from me in this life? Is the reason you are having me go through these hardships to bring me closer to you? I cry out to You lord Jesus, please help this life make sense. Please give me the strength and courage I need to endure and fulfill the desires of Your heart. I beg you Jesus, please help me. I am all Yours. Please pray for me.

Right Now i am facing lots of personal problems i working in company even though i am working very hard but in vain, company didn’t clear my salary please pray for me so that i can get my balance salary which is left with company, i am very upset this moment of time o lord

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Jacquie February 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

Jesus Please help me, I feel so lost don’t know how to get out of this mess, I feel like every thing is falling apart, I can’t do this with out you please give me strength to be able to get order in my life.

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Jack Wellman February 14, 2017 at 7:56 am

Hello Jacquie. Have you talked with your pastor about this? I would speak to him and ask for the prayers of the saints in the church as an “unspoken needs.” I would stay close to your faith and in the Word and stay connected to your church because we need one another as Satan is like a roaring lion seeking who he might devour and he looks for the separate ones and the ones who are weak or hurt. Jesus is just the Person Who you need to cry out to and I will also pray for you.

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Jack Wellman February 14, 2017 at 7:12 pm

Hello Jacquie. I am praying for you friend. Please know that. Talk with your pastor, call your most trusted friend, don’t give up. None of us can do anything without Christ (Jo0hn 15:1-6).

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Green February 20, 2017 at 3:08 pm

I read this again and again the more I read it feels like if i i wrote it I feel what you’re feeling I am too I’m going through the same things I am I have to screamed at him and said what is it that he wants it for me in this life I think you for writing it I don’t know why I’m going through this but I do know that I’m not going to give up so with me don’t give up and really keep on going and we’ll see why we’re going through this don’t make me Jesus please help me. I feel unfit for this life. I feel dumb at times. As hard as I try it is hard for me to listen and focus. What do you want from me in this life? Is the reason you are having me go through these hardships to bring me closer to you? I cry out to You lord Jesus, please help this life make sense. Please give me the strength and courage I need to endure and fulfill the desires of Your heart. I beg you Jesus, please help me. I am all Yours. Please pray for me.

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Jack Wellman February 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Prayers for you Green. I am so sorry.

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Saj May 3, 2017 at 6:59 pm

I am struggling in life and the people i have helped have all turned their back on me. I dont know how to continue as everyday is getting harder for me because i worry for my 3 childrens future.

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