I love it when one of my sons echoes back to me words that originally came from my mouth. "Help a mama out" is what I often say to Connor when I want to get his attention and get his help with something. I shouldn't have been surprised when he looked at me after school yesterday and said, "Help a brother out." This was after he had asked me for some Cheez-Its and I was slow to respond! You better believe that when he repeated my words back to me, I heard him! I smiled and grabbed the Cheez-Its.
God is ready to help us and He hears clearly when we echo back His words. And, when we don't know what to pray, we can pray God's Word back to Him. So, when you need God's help, use these four Scriptures as the substance of your prayer, and He will "help a sister out!"
H -- Hear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
Psalm 86:1 (NIV)
Beginning with a plea for help is one way to let God know you need Him. And, as you do, you can just lay it all out ... I am poor and needy! Acknowledge that your soul is needy for God's strength and your spirit is poor, humbled, and contrite before Him.
E – Establish my steps in your word
Psalm 119:133 (NASB)
When you ask God to establish your steps, you are asking Him to direct you. You are asking Him to show you how to run the course He has laid out for you. Tell God you need His direction and ask Him to steady you and keep you walking within the safety of His Word.