Help For When You Are Crying Out “God Help Me!”

God Help Me!

If you are crying out for God to help you, take heart, because you’re in the right place.  For me, this usually leads to an “I’ll be honest…” moment where I come clean with God about my real feelings of fear and lack of faith.  It’s a point of desperation and, while I can’t say that I know what you are going through, I can say that I understand being at the place where God is the only one that can help.  If you are at that point, I’m going to walk your through some faith first aid that will give you peace and room to breathe.

Building an Emergency Prayer Kit should really be done ahead of time, but if you’re here that’s likely not the case.  Don’t worry, I’ll help you through it  and we’ll get through it together, by the time you finish reading this blog post you’ll be well on your way.

Supply List For An Emergency Prayer Kit

  1. Friends that will pray for you,
  2. Your 1:Minute Power Prayer ebook,
  3. Something physical to hold on to,
  4. And a list of things God has done for you.

#1 Friends That Will Pray For You

List five people that will pray for you, seriously if you are doing this because you are needing help right now just list two.  They can be friends, family, co-workers, pastors or members of a prayer network. It doesn’t matter as long as you have peace that they will pray.  You should list their name and phone number.

  1. __________________________________     _______________
  2. __________________________________     _______________
  3. __________________________________     _______________
  4. __________________________________     _______________
  5. __________________________________     _______________

One Minute Prayer Guide Cover Pic#2 Your 1:Minute Power Prayer ebook

If you don’t already have a copy of this, all you need to do is enter your email in the sidebar on the right to sign up for our weekly newsletter and you’ll receive a copy for free. Don’t lose hope, these are easy prayers that can be done anywhere and the book takes care of finding the right scriptures and knowing what to pray.

#3 Something Physical To Hold On To

Have something physical to hold; a necklace, a bookmark, a pencil with a scripture, it really doesn’t matter what it is. This helps your subconscious part of your brain settle down, it’s something you’ve likely done without thinking since birth.  So if there is a person you can hug or a pet you can hold that will work.

I run into prayer emergencies everywhere, so if you are doing this ahead of time or coming back around to get better prepared for next time, here’s a tip: keep something to hold onto everywhere.  Make them inconspicuous, my favorite thing to do is to build the support I need into my life.  The cross hanging above my mantle has my favorite scripture and my front door is red. I have different necklaces that remind me of different scriptures but nobody else would be able to tell and I once had a silver rose ring to remind me of the relationship I have with the Lord.  At work my coffee cup has an encouraging scripture and I have a daily verse calendar that sits on my desk.

My point is, you can do this and it doesn’t have to be a massive “I Love Jesus” sign.  This is personal, between you and Him, think about what is special and what reminds you that He loves you, He wants to help and He’s in control.

#4 A List of Things God Has Done For You

Make a list of things God has done for you. Thinking of things you can be thankful for will work as well. Here are some ideas to get you started…

He paid a bill for you or cleared a debt.

He got you to the right interview/meeting/place/situation.

He showed you how to appreciate someone in a whole new way.

He delivered you from pain/fear/a big red hairy monster.

He called you by your name or spoke to you in a very personal way that made you feel special.

  1. __________________________________     _______________
  2. __________________________________     _______________
  3. __________________________________     _______________
  4. __________________________________     _______________
  5. __________________________________     _______________

That’s it for the basic Emergency Prayer Kit. Congratulations, you made it through!  If this is a time for you where you need to put this into action, please stop here and start from #1 by calling and asking for prayer.  Then move to #2, it’s a pdf file so you can download it and read it on your phone.  And so on, you’ve done all the work and hopefully it’s encouraged you in the process but now it’s time to go back and put it into action.

Upgrading Your Emergency Prayer Kit

If you are doing this for the first time or coming back wanting to add a little here are some suggestions:

  • If there is a song that helps calm you down and focus on His goodness, listen to that instead. One of my favorites is “My Redeemer Lives.”
  • Having a place to go to, if you can get away, whether it be mentally or physically.
  • Make a list of encouraging scriptures that can help you focus on what the Lord can do.

If you have other ideas I would love to hear them, you can email me at shareyourstory@hisfinishedwork(dot)com, and/or for you to share them in the comments below.