How To Pray To God For Help When Life Feels Impossible
Discover your God-given purpose and live it out, even when life feels impossible. Praying to God for help when life feels impossible doesn’t require a poetry degree or perfectly rehearsed language. Principles were demonstrated many times in the Bible, but especially in the book of Acts.
THE FOLLOWERS’ COMMITMENT TO PRAYER
God sent an angel to awaken Peter and lead him out of prison, right past every guard, because the church was exploding and the disciples were constantly seeking God’s guidance.
Before we uncover the 4 principles, let’s address the roadblocks that sometimes hinder our ability to pray to God for help.
I don’t have a secret way of praying that I haven’t told you about, but I will give you some advice: first, be aware of the true roadblock that prevents you from approaching God: sin; second, confess your sin if you have a disagreement with someone or God.
1. Learn to pray UNTO GOD.
We don’t pray “unto” God 50-75% of the time; what if, before saying a word in prayer, we consciously became aware of who we’re speaking to? It isn’t automatic, and it isn’t always easy, but it is possible.
Psalm 121: I lift up my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth, u2013 Psalm 121. Ponder God’s attributes by reading a Psalm.
Pray: God, I want to remember who You are. And I want to make sure that I’m speaking to You, not to the people I’m praying with, or not just to get my prayers done.
If you want to enter God’s presence, it doesn’t mean you’ve been a good boy or girl today; as a born-again Christian, you can only enter the Kingdom of God on earth through the blood of Jesus Christ.
2. We must pray earnestly.
An earnest prayer is a biblical term that means coming to God with all your heart, soul, and mind. It’s akin to a tired, terrified parent praying at 2 a.m. for their young child’s high fever to go away.
Test your perseverance and desire to see God show up in this situation by asking yourself this question: What is my level of perseverance and desire to see God show up in this situation?
Pray: Lord, I’m facing an impossible situation and I need You. Give me strength and faith to come to you earnestly, knowing you’re a Good Father.
You can approach God with all your heart, soul, and mind, saying, “God, I’m serious! I want what I’m asking of You!”
3. Pray corporately.
Consider Jonathan Edwards, the Reformation, or Korea today, and you’ll find people praying daily and corporately. In Acts, prayer was more than a priority; it was a requirement for the church.
Believe what the New Testament says about prayer and join other believers in calling out to God; you’ll be a part of God’s work and see things happen. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and be constant in prayer.
Pray: Give me Your courage and strength to participate in corporate prayer. Help me to believe and see the work of Your hands.
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Do you pray in general terms or do you make a list of specific requests that you write down and present to God?
Pray: Father, give me courage and discernment to pray specifically. Open my eyes to your supernatural power.
People who seek the true God earnestly, corporately, and specifically get a front-row seat to His supernatural work in the world. Imagine the healing and peace that would result if we all applied these principles to our personal trials.
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Daily Discipleship Series on the Power of Prayer
Can you remember a time when God answered your specific prayer? Or an occasion when you were part of powerful corporate prayer? Leave a comment below and share your story.
Chip Ingram is the founder and teaching pastor of Living on the Edge, a global teaching and discipleship ministry. He is the author of numerous books, including The Real God, Culture Shock, and The Real Heaven, and he and his wife, Theresa, have four grown children and twelve grandchildren.
How do I ask God for a miracle?
Pray with precision.
- As part of your prayer, repeat simple and direct phrases. For example, repeat the Catholic “Miracle Prayer,” which goes like this: “Lord Jesus, I come before Thee, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me.”
Is there a right way to pray to God?
Yes, there is a right and wrong way to pray. When you pray, you pray for things that are beyond your or your abilities. You can also pray to thank God for the blessings he has bestowed upon you. When it comes to things that involve other people, God sends you on a mission impossible.
How do you call God for help?
Try addressing God directly in your prayer to feel closer to Him; use a name that feels personal to you while remaining true to your faith, such as “Father,” “Lord,” “Jehovah,” or “Allah.”
What is the most powerful healing prayer?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
What are the 4 types of miracles?
Faith healings, exorcisms, resurrections, and natural control are the most common.
What is the most powerful miracle prayer?
Lord Jesus, I come before Thee, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me, and I forgive all others for what they have done against me in Thy Name.
Do I pray to God or Jesus?
We cannot go wrong when we pray directly to God the Father, who is our Creator and whom we should worship. We have direct access to God through Jesus, who is not limited to priests and prophets, but is available to all of us.
What are the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
What are the 5 basic prayer?
Adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication, abbreviated as A.C.T.S., are the four basic forms of prayer. The Liturgy of the Hours, the seven canonical hours of the Catholic Church prayed at set prayer times, is recited daily by clergy, religious, and devout believers.
How can I hear God’s voice?
How do you go about practicing listening prayer?
- Bring your request for guidance to God.
- Wait in silence for 10-12 minutes for God to speak to you.
- Write down any Scripture, songs, impressions, or pictures God gives you.
- Share how God spoke to you with your prayer partners and follow God’s will.
What is Jesus’s number?
The number 888 is sometimes used to represent Jesus, or more specifically Christ the Redeemer, in Christian numerology, and this representation can be justified using gematria, or counting the letter values of the Greek transliteration of Jesus’ name, or as a counter-value to 666, the number of the beast.
What happens when u call Jesus?
Heaven responds when we pray or call on the name of Jesus. Calling on the name of Jesus is the key that unlocks any door. It may sound unbelievable because it is such a simple phrase with only two syllables.