We’d like to avoid pain at all costs, but sometimes life throws a curve ball that smacks us right in the face and knocks us off our feet. It sucks the air out of us, and it’s all we can do to simply whisper, “God please help me through this!”
Praying can be so hard during those seasons. Finding the words to pray seems nearly impossible.
Here’s a simple prayer you can use as a springboard to get back on your feet and on the right track!
God Please Help Me Through This
Thank you for this day. Thank you for loving me, for extending mercy to me, for faithfully working in my heart even during my darkest times.
Today I’m asking you: God please help me through this.
Help me be focused, keeping my eyes fixed on you instead of the circumstances around me. Help me see myself as you do – I’m a beloved daughter of the King of Kings. Speak peace into my mind. Calm my spirit. Heal my heart. Give me an understanding of your purpose for me today. Gently lead me out of this pit. I’m hurting and I need your help.
Place the right person in my path today; someone who will speak life and encouragement into me. Also help me to open my eyes to someone I can bless today. Let your strength shine through me during this dark time in my life. Help me to be your hands and feet even when I feel bruised and weak. I know you will be my strength.
I pray Philippians 4:7 over this day, knowing that your peace will transcend any of my understanding and you will guard my heart. Help me to renew my mind. Guard my thoughts, Lord; I offer them to You. Transform me.
I also pray Philippians 4:8. Help me stay focused on what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, and praiseworthy. Help me think on these things, and take captive any thoughts that are contrary to your purposes for me.
Help me take Philippians 4:19 to heart and be confident that you will supply my needs – all of my needs – physical, spiritual, and emotional.
Help me to remember that, despite how I feel, I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).
Thank you for your grace at work in my life, and help me to rejoice in you today. You are holy, righteous, merciful, and powerful in my life. Thank you for your peace. Thank you for the mercy you make new every morning. Thank you for empowering me for this day.
In Jesus name, amen.
Do you feel the Lord tugging at your heart to pray longer? Then keep going! Add a few more lines. Pour your heart out to him!
Then Meditate On These Verses
Psalm 3:3-4 — But you, Lord, are a shield around me.
Psalm 34:4 – I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 61:2 — Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.
Psalm 86:15 – But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
Psalm 91:4 — He shall cover me with his feathers, and under his wings shall I trust; his truth shall be my shield and buckler.
Psalm 121 — I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from where comes my help.
Isaiah 43:1 — But now saith the Lord that created me, and he that formed me, Fear not: for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name. You are mine.
This Helps, Too
Since it’s hard to find the words to pray during these tough seasons, I’ve found it helpful to write out bible verses and also jot down my thoughts on paper. A great place to start is the 31-day Time With God Toolkit.
Instead of feeling lost and like you don’t know where to begin, you’ll feel like you have a game plan and an outline for time with God each day. You can write out these bible verses and your prayers as you have a few minutes here and there, then come back to it later.
There’s also a habit tracker so you can mark your progress each day. Sometimes it feels good knowing you’ve accomplished something when everything else is crashing around you!
What has helped you during those times you’ve cried out “God please help me through this” — I’d love to hear your testimony!
Go in grace today,