When you’re really struggling, it helps to know someone, somewhere is listening. Prayer is a way of simply holding a conversation – for many people the listener is God, or a god; for others it’s ‘the universe’ or a respected other.
Here is a simple prayer to get you started.
Help! I’m struggling …
I don’t know what to say or do.
I’m at my wit’s end and I can’t think of an answer to my problems.
I feel alone and scared.
I need support; I need kindness; I might even need a miracle.
Please hear me. Please be with me. Please help me.
If you want to add in your own parts – details, situations, people, things you’re worried about, go ahead and add them in.
You don’t have to speak aloud, although it might help to verbalise and ‘get it out there’ … or you might want to write it down, some people find writing really helpful … or just sit and quietly think things through.
Believe that you will be heard!
A Christian encouragement from the Bible
“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.”
Matthew Chapter 7, Verse 7
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