It has always been my deep conviction that the prayer for help; the “Lord, help me” prayer is one of the greatest prayers that can be prayed. Sadly, it is also a prayer prayed only by a humble few.
Pride and Self confidence are usually vices that stand in the way of believers and prevent us from reaching out to the Lord for their much needed help.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. – Hebrews 4:16
For us to receive the help of God, we must show willingness to be helped by him, for “the Lord resists the proud but gives his grace to the humble” (James 4:6).
Crying those three simple words, “Lord help me”, in earnest and simple faith acknowledges our challenge and also expresses our confidence in God’s ability to save and deliver us, regardless of the circumstance. We are reminded of Peter and how as he began to sink in the turmoil and waves of the sea, he cried out those same words. Immediately he did, the Lord reached out to him and delivered him. It is also important to note here that it was only after the Lord delivered him that he scolded him for his lack of faith.
If we will cry to the Lord in our distress, we are assured that the Lord will immediately reach out to us with the help we need. It is my sincere prayer that we will not let sin, guilt or pride keep us from receiving Gods help. We however have to humbly ourselves and ask him for it.
In conclusion, we are encouraged by Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Hebrews to boldly come before the Lord’s throne to seek his mercy for our sins and shortcomings and also to seek his grace (divine ability) in such times of need so we can overcome. As we humble ourselves and cry out for his help, He will surely come swiftly to our aid.
Pray this prayer, asking for his help:
Lord, I need you. I need your help, mercy and grace to live my life for you. Help me Lord. Just as Peter did, I reach out for your help. Please rescue me so I can live a life pleasing and joyful to you. Thank you for hearing and answering, In Jesus Name. Amen
If you are not yet saved, we invite you to give your life to Christ today. This is the first step to being a child of God and having access to His help. Simply pray the Prayer of Salvation on our Salvation Message page.
God bless you richly!
David Adeniji is the Founder and President of The Behold File, a teaching ministry founded in 2003. The Behold File provides a platform through which the Holy Spirit opens the eyes of men to see Jesus so they can be changed to be like him.