While most of the time my prayers center around praise and gratefulness to God, the last couple of months it seemed, HELP! was more on my lips. It wasn’t so much about circumstances, but a deep sense of my need for God.
At first, since it was so different from what naturally came as prayer, I wondered if somehow I’d “missed it” and should press into adoration prayers (see blog). However, I came to realize it was a good thing to recognize my deep need for more of God and that it really flowed from a hunger for more of Him.
God is moving on my heart more and more the truth of John 15:5 – “…for without Me, you can do nothing.” While its true I can do a lot of things in the natural and can excel at them, I am realizing that for any of it to have lasting meaning and eternal value, it must be done in partnership with Jesus. I don’t want to do anything apart from Him. I’m not looking for the applause of men, but the approbation of Heaven.
I’m grateful to feel my deep need as it turns my heart to seek God for His strength, His wisdom and His ways. Spend a few moments meditating on these “Help me” prayers! Notice the last one actually indicates that asking for help is an act of worship!
Psalm 22:19 – “But You, O LORD, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me!”
Psalm 38:22 – “Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!”
Psalm 40:13 – “Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; O LORD, make haste to help me!”
Psalm 109:26 – “Help me, O LORD my God! Oh, save me according to Your mercy,”
Isaiah 50:7 – “”For the Lord GOD will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed.”
Matthew 15:25 – “Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”