Prayer to jesus for help

I love You, Jesus. Help.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes
        from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. PSALM 121:1-2 NIV

I love You, Jesus, help was the first  five-word prayer I ever remember praying. I prayed it one night when I was at a loss for words, distressed over my lack of change and growth, struggling over the same things I’ve struggled with for years. Sometimes I loathe the sound of my own voice, praying the same stale prayers for change that aren’t guttural enough for follow-through. I’m a grown woman, for goodness’ sake, but some days I feel like a child. I say things I don’t want to say. I do things I don’t want to do. I behave poorly when I know better. I know all the calorie counts and still struggle to eat the right foods. My flesh is an albatross and daily I yearn to overcome it. So many things in my life have changed since I was a child, yet so many things have not.

We are a shared human race, so I know you feel my plight. We are a people of hoping, trying our best and lamenting our worst. We have great days and weeks and even some months and years…and then the crash comes, and we are left feeling that all the good we experienced was just a massive fluke. We struggle not to slip into skepticism. It’s tempting to worry away our days and fear ourselves into numbness. And in those real moments, it may be that all we can o er to God are five simple words:

I love You, Jesus. Help.
Those words may be small, but I believe that they are just the same as if they were a spoken novel of all the best heart alliterations, He hears them and responds with all fullness and tenderness of a Savior’s love. This simple prayer calls on heaven. It says to God that though our heart is full of love for Him, it is breaking over the frustrations the world is causing us.

This prayer is an abandoned prayer. It is a needy prayer. It is a sweet prayer from a helpless child to a Father fully in control.

Even in this moment as we struggle, we can lift our eyes to the God who loves us. We can lift our face to see Him in the dark, lift our voice to call out to Him for help. He is tender to
our struggle. He is ready to respond to the need.

I love You, Jesus. Help.

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Four Psalms to Pray for Help

When you don’t know what to pray, Scripture provides the words for you! Use these prayers from Psalms to guide your request for help from God. 

H – “Hear me Lord and answer me for I am poor and needy.” Psalm 86:1
The first step is to let God know that you need him and want His help.

E – “Establish my steps in your word.” Psalm 119:133
Second, ask God for His direction and for strength to stand firm in His promises.

L – “Let your compassion quickly meet our needs because we are on the brink of despair.” Psalm 79:8
We often need help because of our past choices and sin. Ask God to help you focus on his compassion and grace to lift you out of your despair and heart ache.  

P – “Protect me God because I take refuge in You. I say to the Lord, You are my Lord, apart from You I have nothing good.” Psalm 16:1

Whether it’s spiritual protection from Satan’s attacks or physical protection, we can come to God and ask Him to be our protector and provider. Seek refuge and lean on God, not your own strength or abilities. God promises to be your refuge if you will let Him! 

*H.E.L.P acronym excerpt from 4 Psalms to Pray When You Need God’s Help by Jennifer Rothschild

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Excerpted from Lisa’s new book 5-Word Prayers: Where to Start When You Don’t Know What to Say to God (Harvest House, October 3, 2017), author and Bible teacher Lisa Whittle reminds readers the strength of prayers lies in the heart’s intent, not the word count. Each entry in this forty-day devotional will provide a simple five-word prayer, a corresponding Bible verse, and thoughts to encourage.

Lisa Whittle is a leader, author and speaker with a heart and passion to communicate one thing: Jesus is everything. She is the author of six books, including her latest Put Your Warrior Boots On, and a sought out Bible teacher for her wit and bold, bottom line approach.  Her writing has appeared on FOXNews.com, Charisma, ForEveryMom, and more. She is a wife and mother of three who currently resides in North Carolina. Visit her at LisaWhittle.com.

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Publication date: October 3, 2017

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Prayers to Jesus Christ – “God the Son”

“Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy burdened, I will give you rest”  Matthew 11: 28

Christ died so that you might live

“Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” John 16:33

Imagine a God So Almighty, So Powerful… that he is in fact – Incomprehensible. It is simply not possible to imagine what God really is. It is said, “We would die instantly if we looked upon his face”.

But imagine this Almighty, All Powerful God totally in love with you… his creation. How does he tell you what he wants you to do… how does he directly communicate with you… so you will comprehend and understand him?  Quite simply… he becomes a Man… and tells us “we what we need to know” in order to be blessed and one day have eternal life. No more.. No Less. What we need to know only.

He did this thru the incarnation of himself thru Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is God… in a comprehensible way for us to understand. When you pray to Christ… You are recognizing the Glory and the Power that Christ shares with God… because he one with God. They are one and the same. But Christ is the part of God we can understand.

So pray to Christ… ask him to receive your prayers… give him glory… give him honor…. give him thanks… and he will bless you and your future generations. Make him #1 in your life. For as he said, “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

Do Not Worry

Sacred Heart of Christ

I give myself and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, my person and my life, my actions, pains and sufferings, so that I may be unwilling to make use of any part of my being other than to honor, love and glorify the Sacred Heart. This is my unchanging purpose, namely, to be all His, and to do all things for the love of Him, at the same time renouncing with all my heart whatever is displeasing to Him. I therefore take You, O Sacred heart, to be the only object of my love, the guardian of my life, my assurance of salvation, the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the atonement for all the faults of my life and my sure refuge at the hour of death.
Be then, O Heart of goodness, my justification before God the Father, and turn away from me the strokes of his righteous anger.
O Heart of love, I put all my confidence in You, for I fear everything from my own wickedness and frailty, but I hope for all things from Your goodness and bounty.
Remove from me all that can displease You or resist Your holy will; let your pure love imprint Your image so deeply upon my heart, that I shall never be able to forget You or to be separated from You.
May I obtain from all Your loving kindness the grace of having my name written in Your Heart, for in You I desire to place all my happiness and glory, living and dying in bondage to You.
Amen.

Glory

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be… World without End
Amen.

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Mercy

Oh My Jesus –
Forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of Hell,
Lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those
in most need of your mercy.

Holy Face of Jesus

O Blessed Face of my kind Savior, by the tender love and piercing sorrow of Our Lady as she beheld You in Your cruel Passion, grant us to share in this intense sorrow and love so as to fulfill the holy will of God to the utmost of our ability.
Amen.

Litany of Humility

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,

Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being loved…
From the desire of being extolled …
From the desire of being honored …
From the desire of being praised …
From the desire of being preferred to others…
From the desire of being consulted …
From the desire of being approved …
From the fear of being humiliated …
From the fear of being despised…
From the fear of suffering rebukes …
From the fear of being calumniated …
From the fear of being forgotten …
From the fear of being ridiculed …
From the fear of being wronged …
From the fear of being suspected …

That others may be loved more than I,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be esteemed more than I …
That, in the opinion of the world,
others may increase and I may decrease …
That others may be chosen and I set aside …
That others may be praised and I unnoticed …
That others may be preferred to me in everything…
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should…

Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from Christ’s side, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints
and with Thy angels
Forever and ever
Amen

Christ the King

O Lord our God, You alone are the Most Holy King and Ruler of all nations.
We pray to You, Lord, in the great expectation of receiving from You,
O Divine King, mercy, peace, justice and all good things.
Protect, O Lord our King, our families and the land of our birth.
Guard us we pray Most Faithful One.
Protect us from our enemies and from Your Just Judgment
Forgive us, O Sovereign King, our sins against you.
Jesus, You are a King of Mercy.
We have deserved Your Just Judgment
Have mercy on us, Lord, and forgive us.
We trust in Your Great Mercy.
O most awe-inspiring King, we bow before You and pray;
May Your Reign, Your Kingdom, be recognized on earth.
Amen.

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Three Methods:Praying the Lord’s PrayerBenefiting Emotionally From PrayerPraying TechniquesCommunity Q&A

If you want to understand prayer life, or if you are just curious about choosing how to pray, you will learn about different techniques and methods you might use to pray to Jesus. You will learn many tips on where and when to pray. You can also pattern your prayers after Jesus’ recommendation on how to pray in the Bible. Most importantly, however, you’ll get to find out how prayer can help you manage your emotions in healthy ways.

Method 1 Praying the Lord’s Prayer

  1. prayer to jesus for help Know the context of the Lord’s prayer.

    This prayer is directed toward God; however, Jesus in John 10:30 says “I and my Father are one”. The Lord’s prayer is found in Matthew 5-7. These passages also contain the Sermon on the Mount and Beatitudes (blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted). The sermon on the mount is about the importance of God’s place in the inner life as opposed to doing religion for appearances.

    • Jesus condemns the religious officials who have been showing off their righteousness in public.
    • Jesus says true righteousness belongs to those who are the lowest: those who mourn, those who are poor, those who are meek, even though they do not give the appearance of righteousness.
    • For example, Jesus says in Matthew 6:5 “Whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray while standing in synagogues and on street corners so that people can see them.”
  2. prayer to jesus for help Try praying in your room with the door shut.

    This is one of Jesus’ instructions in Matthew 6:6 on how to pray. Jesus goes on to say, “And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.” Find a room or a private space where you can be alone, and pray to God there. Feel comforted by the presence of God “who sees in secret.”

    • This is not the only place you can pray. You can also “pray without ceasing” (wherever you may be you can be prayerful) as Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians.
    • Paul also described speaking in tongues as a good way to pray He said ” I thank God that I speak in tongues more than you all” 1 Corinthians 14:18 (See also 1 Corinthians 14:2,4-5, and14-15)

  1. prayer to jesus for help Keep the recitation of the Lord’s prayer concise.

    Jesus in Matthew 6:7 says “When you pray, do not babble repetitiously like the Gentiles, because they think that that by their many words they will be heard.” During this time people may have been praying using certain rituals, recitations, and incantations, but you do not need these to pray to Jesus.

    • Additionally, you do not need to talk about your problems when you recite the Lord’s prayer. When you pray in general, or at a different time, you can talk to Jesus about your problems.
    • Jesus follows up the previous verse with this warning in verse 8, “Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”
  2. prayer to jesus for help Meditate on the Lord’s prayer.

    You can read the Lord’s prayer out loud or to yourself. Read it slowly so that the meaning of each verse can sink in. Jesus said in Matthew 6:9-13,

    Pray, then in this way: Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

    • “Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name” helps you direct your attention to God who is beyond your ability to see or comprehend.
    • ”Your kingdom come; your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven” helps you form an attitude of willingness toward taking part in what is being done on earth and engaging with the world around you.
    • ”Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors” means that you rely on the goodness of God to provide for you the things you need. You also let go of the things that needy people owe to you, thus you should not demand to receive payment. Not forgiving debts of the poor displeases God, for you were forgiven a debt of sin you could never pay.
    • “Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil” could mean different things for different people. Not everyone shares the same things they do that they wish they would not do. However, whatever things you struggle with, ask for God’s help to overcome those things.
    • “For yours is the kingdom and power and glory forever” is not found in early manuscripts; however, it can give closure to your prayer and refocus you on the awe inspiring nature of God.

Method 2 Benefiting Emotionally From Prayer

  1. prayer to jesus for help Talk to Jesus about your anger and difficult emotions.

    You can use your prayers to Jesus to tell Him about the difficult things that are going on in your life. Praying can be helpful for coping with emotions like frustration and pain. If you can let out your anger during prayer rather than in daily life or in your relationships, then it can become an emotional support that you can use to calm you down.

    • When something bad happens to you, for example, you lose your job, you can pray to Jesus to help process your emotions and find relief from your stress. Give your words of frustration, anger or fear over this loss to Him.
    • You can use the Psalms as guides in how to pray through hard times. For example, in Psalm 4 the Psalmist asks that God to give him relief for his distress.
  2. prayer to jesus for help Assure yourself that Jesus loves you.

    Remember that God made you in His image, and Jesus loves and His Spirit accompanies you on your journey. He wanted you to choose to repent, to seek to please God and acknowledge Him in all you do, just the way you are: Free to choose to follow His plan to be saved. When you are having a hard time loving yourself, remind yourself that Jesus came to this earth and died, in part, because of His great love for you. His grace passes all understanding.

    • Remember John 15:11-13: These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment,
      • ‘That you love one another, as I have loved you, and greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends,.
  3. prayer to jesus for help Understand the difficult things that have happened to you in a new light.

    In your prayers to Jesus, you have an opportunity to reconsider why things have happened to you. Perhaps when you reconsider your circumstances you will be better able to understand how God could be using something bad in your life for good.

    • For example, although you have lost your job, you have been able to spend a lot more time with your kids.
    • Consider the beatitudes. Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-12) says that “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth”.
  4. prayer to jesus for help Concentrate on your connection to Jesus in tough moments.

    Going to Jesus in prayer when you are going through a hard moment can help shield you from the negative emotions that you are experiencing. For example, if someone you love is

    sick

    or in surgery, you may need to take a moment and refocus on Jesus and take comfort in his presence and strength.

    • Although you should use Jesus as a support, continue to support others and allow other people you are with to support you as well. Continue to stay present with your loved ones and share with them the routine, the joy and pain of what they or you are experiencing.
  5. prayer to jesus for help Think about how Jesus would handle the situation you are in.

    It can be helpful to use the model of Jesus and his practices of love and compassionate to help give you the understanding you need to face your life. While you pray about the situations in your life, consider the ways Jesus would respond.

    • If you are having difficulty at work with someone who interrupted your career (such as by receiving the promotion you desired/deserved), you can think about Jesus-like responses to the situation. For example, in Luke 6:27, Jesus says “But I say to you who hear,

      Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.”

Method 3 Praying Techniques

  1. prayer to jesus for help Pray daily in a consistent place and at a regular time.

    Find regular times and places where you can take a break, and take time out to pray. Look for a quiet place in your building at work where you can go to pray during your breaks, for example. Or go into nature to pray, and find a place by a great tree in a park. You can mark off a consistent time in your schedule to go to this place.

    • Set a daily alarm to go off in your phone or make a repeating email reminder for yourself.
    • Go to the place you do your prayers, and sit there until you are ready to pray.
  2. prayer to jesus for help Take on whatever posture makes you feel comfortable.

    For instance kneel, fold your arms in front of you, and close your eyes to pray is a suggested posture.

    • Try different postures depending on where you are. For example, if you are praying in a park you might cross your legs, and lay your hands on your knees.
  3. prayer to jesus for help Express gratitude, and talk to God as He is your Father who cares about you.
    • Don’t make demands, instead ask for help from your father for guidance, peace, and comfort. End the prayer “in the name of Jesus” when you pray to God through Jesus.
  4. prayer to jesus for help Try letting your thumb and each of your fingers of either hand represent an important part of life that needs attention in prayer.

    Pray for your family, your teachers, your government officials, the poor, and yourself.

    • The thumb can represent your family and the close relationships that are your supports. It is the most sturdy finger, and that is why it represents the family.
    • The index finger, as a pointing finger, can be the finger that represents guidance in your life, or it might stand for those who show you the way and help you. For example, this could be bosses, pastors, teachers, mentors, friends, and even those who provide you health care like your doctors and nurses..
    • The middle finger is the tallest finger on your hand, and it can be used to remind you to pray for the people in power in your country and in the world: government officials, world leaders, politicians, etc.
    • The ring finger is the weakest finger and therefore may remind you to pray for those who are people who are suffering from poverty and any ailments they do not wish to have.
    • The last, smallest finger represents yourself. Don’t forget to pray for yourself.
  5. prayer to jesus for help Experiment with ways to pray that work the best for you.

    Use objects or play music to help focus you on your prayer. For example, pray while looking at a beautiful painting, if you are a visual person. You can also read a book on prayer or write in a journal. Don’t try to fit yourself into any container of what you think a prayer should be.

    • Perhaps you need to be doing something with your hands while you pray. You can use rosary beads and repeat prayers for each bead, or you can doodle flowers in your notebook as you pray.
    • You can also sing your prayers. Doing this is joyful and helps you express your feelings outwardly.

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  • Can l pray in my heart without talking?

    wikiHow Contributor

    Certainly, your heart and soul are easily heard by the Lord.

  • What is the perfect time to pray?

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    Any time at all! Sometimes it is best to sit in a room on your own where it is peaceful, or when you’re in a group of Christians.

  • Do I have to shout when I am praying?

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    You do not have to shout, God is not hard of hearing in that sense. You can whisper or regularly speak your prayer. If you want to shout, you can, it’s totally up to you but unanswered prayers are not to do with deafness, they’re more to do with what you’ve asked for and how you need to discover they’ve been answered.

  • I often fall into deep sleep in my bed while praying at the end of day, and don’t get to the “praise you, God” and “thank you for everything, God” part of my prayer. Or close it with “Jesus, wonderful name, amen.”

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    Your main prayer time should be done in the morning so you can pray about the day ahead. You still may pray at the end of the day, but it doesn’t need to be very long.

  • Will praying to Jesus help me clear my mind of the things I am afraid of?

    wikiHow Contributor

    Yes. God has not given us the spirit of fear, but also the spirit of power, love and a sound mind (2 Tim 1:7). When you are afraid, your mind is not sound, so any fear of that sort doesn’t come from God. Christ will triumph over it for you.

  • My mom raised me Christian, but growing up I had very hard times and I went atheist. How do I get back to Jesus? I feel hopeless.

    Marta Keyes

    He never left you. God will not leave you nor forsake you. Start by accepting Him as your Lord and savior. Confess your sins, He is merciful. Read your Bible, and get to know Him more. You will find your real identity through Christ and will feel hope again.

  • What should I say at the start and end of my prayer?

    wikiHow Contributor

    Maybe start with “Lord, thank you for what you have given me” and end with “in Jesus’s name, amen.”

  • I never know what to pray for or about. Can you help me to pray better?

    wikiHow Contributor

    You can pray about your day, thank God about what He has given you, and what He did for you that day.

  • How do I focus my mind while I am praying?

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    I’d recommend turning off music and all the other things that might distract you. If you want to listen to music while praying choose some calm music (maybe for meditation). If you feel you can’t keep your mind from wandering include the things you unintentionally think about in your prayer.

  • How can I stay focused on praying?

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    Pray like you are simply talking to a friend. Imagine Jesus sitting with you as you pray. If your mind wanders, ask for forgiveness.

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In every need let me come to You with humble trust, saying:

Jesus, help me! In all my doubts, perplexities, and temptations:

Jesus, help me! In hours of loneliness, weariness and trials:

Jesus, help me! In failures, disappointments, troubles and sorrows:

Jesus, help me! When others fail me, and I need Your grace:

Jesus, help me! When I throw myself on your tender love as Savior:

Jesus, help me! When my heart is cast down by failure and when no good comes from my efforts:

Jesus, help me! When I am impatient and my cross irritates me:

Jesus, help me! When I am ill and cannot work, and when I am lonely:

Jesus, help me! Always, in spite of my weakness, failures and shortcomings of every kind;

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, help me and never forsake me. Amen

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