7 Life-Changing Prayers For People Who Feel Forgotten: Prayer #1

7 Life-Changing Prayers For People Who Feel Forgotten: Prayer #1 by Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.comSo you feel forgotten – by God or by people – and you’re ready for change. I’m glad, because the 7 prayers we’re about to discuss over the next few blog posts will radically change your life. Forever.

First, you need to understand that when you are praying for a specific thing that God promises in the Bible, it’s important to claim a promise to go with it.

What do I mean when I say “to claim” a promise?

“Claiming” a promise means finding a Bible verse in which God promises to do the specific thing for you that you want Him to do. Then you just remind God of that promise in your prayers.

It’s not that God has forgotten His Word, and He never forgets His promises to you. But when you find a specific verse in which God said, “I WILL do XYZ thing for you,” and you can point to that verse and lift it up to God, it builds your faith. And according to James 1:6-7, we won’t get anything from God without faith. Without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6).

Claiming your promise in prayer might look different for every person, depending on where you are with God and how you’re feeling from day to day.

Sometimes I have plenty of faith when I just say, “Father, Your Word says…” and remind Him of what He said, then pray for that thing.

But other times, my faith hasn’t been so hot, and just reminding God didn’t bring me assurance. In those times, I’ve:

  • Laid my head on my Bible, open to that verse, and cried as I prayed, until I finally felt faith arise in my heart, and I knew I had the thing I was praying for. Somehow, doing that felt like it got that promise into my heart easier.
  • I’ve lifted my Bible up in the air and looked to Heaven and pointed to that promise until I felt, myself, that I had breakthrough.
  • I’ve written it down and kept it in my pocket, so I could meditate on it all day whenever I felt that paper in my pocket. Meditate on Scripture long enough, and your faith will rise.

And you know what? None of those things are wrong. In fact, they’re all absolutely right, and if I did them all the time, I’d probably have more faith.

So I’d encourage you to do what it takes to get your promise in your heart until you have faith to believe that you have what you’ve asked God for:

  • Sing that promise back to God.
  • Lay your head on your Bible and cry if you have to.
  • Pray it.
  • Paint pictures of it.
  • Make pancakes with that promise written in the batter.
  • Make a cake and write the promise in the icing and eat it. 🙂

I don’t care; do what it takes to get that thing in your spirit. God will always honor His Word, and He will always keep His promises. But we need to approach Him in faith.

Ok?

So without further ado, here’s the first Biblical promise to claim to start seeing change in your life if you feel forgotten:

Start-quoteHe shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him (Psalm 91:15).

This promise is a big, HUGE deal.

When I first started praying about feeling forgotten, this is one of the first promises I claimed. The Holy Spirit made this promise jump into my heart one night. At first, it didn’t make sense to me why God said He would honor me. Then, however, God gave me the best mental picture–read all about WHY God wants to honor you here–and showed me that He DOES want to clothe me in honor.

So I asked Him to do so. And you know what?

The very next day, miracles started happening in my life in the form of HONOR and PROGRESS.

I had an article accepted for publication for the first time; I had never been published before. There was no rejection letter; it was instant acceptance. I was stunned, because I had just prayed for God to begin honoring me the night before.

Then, before the day was even over, my pastor publicly honored me for having that article published too. I was so blessed by that, because my pastors mean the world to me. And the honor God brought me was literally double honor, as God promised in Isaiah 61:7:

Start-quoteInstead of your shame you shall have double honor,
And instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion.
Therefore in their land they shall possess double;
Everlasting joy shall be theirs.

So I kept on praying for God to answer me, be with me in trouble, deliver me, and honor me. And you know what God has done?

He has kept on honoring me. It’s been unreal.

Are you wondering what it looks like for God to honor you? Here are some examples:

  • You unexpectedly receive a bonus at work, and you are not even sure you did anything to deserve it.
  • Your boss mentions how awesome you are to HIS/HER boss, thus making you look good.
  • Your pastor publicly mentions you and affirms your gifts, work, or service.
  • Your teacher calls you out in class and says nice things to you you to the other students.
  • The keynote speaker doesn’t show up, and you get to speak at an event unexpectedly.
  • Your leader entrusts you with greater opportunity and responsibility (that you actually want). 😉

These are only a few examples, but things like this have been happening to me ever since I started claiming Psalm 91:15 in prayer. I’m not kidding. God took me from a place where I felt totally forgotten, to a place where things like the above are happening day in and day out. It’s been wild.

And He will do the same thing for you.

You may have already noticed some of these things happening to you. But if you haven’t–and even if you have, but you want more–there’s no time like the present to start praying. God loves to honor His kids, so that means He will honor YOU–just as soon as you ask.

Are you ready? If so, pray this prayer with me:

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ name, I want to say THANK YOU for Your Word. I love it, and I love You, and I know You love me even more than I love You.

Father, I don’t always feel like I deserve honor, but Your Word says that You want to honor me. It’s just who You are, and You’ve made me Your child. And Father, I want everything You have for me.

So Father, I’m claiming Your promise in Psalm 91:15. I’m calling upon You in the name of Jesus. And Father, I’m asking You to answer me. I’m asking You to be with me in trouble. Lord, I’ve been feeling so forgotten. I’ve been down and discouraged.

But discouragement is not Your will, so I’m coming to you in faith, believing that You will answer me. You’ve promised to be with me in trouble, so I thank You that You ARE with me right now. And Father, according to Your Word, I’m claiming Your promise that You will deliver me AND HONOR ME.

Father, I may not know how to receive honor, but I thank You for it in advance. Please help me to notice the honor You give, every single time You honor me. Help me to understand that it comes from You, and I pray You’d help me receive it with grace and dignity.

Father, please help me to cherish the honor you give, and to walk worthy of Your divine calling, in obedience to Your Word, so that I can carry Your honor well. 

Thank You for hearing my prayer. Thank You for answering me. Thank You for being with me in trouble, delivering me, and honoring me. You are so good, and I love You and bless You. 

In Jesus’ name. Amen!

After you pray this prayer, keep Psalm 91:15 in your heart. Keep praying it back to God, every day. And just WATCH and see what He does. Be on the lookout for honor, because He WILL honor you.

(And if it were me, I’d write down in my journal what God did when He does honor you. Writing down God’s blessings honors the Holy Spirit, and it will keep the blessings flowing in your life.)

Are you ready for some honor in your life? Does this message encourage your heart? If so, please leave a comment below. I want to hear what you think!

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52 Comments

  1. This is so awesome. I stumbled across you while looking for some inspiration, encouragement, prayers about asking GOD to fix a crumbling relationship, fix what’s broken in me, and prayers for children. This is really AWESOME!!!!!

    1. I was feeling forgotten by Gid but after reading this I feel so loved and will continue claiming the promise in psalm 91:15. Thank you for your wise words of encouragement . May God continue to bless you.

      1. I’m so glad He touched you, Patricia. Thank you for reading. You are NOT forgotten! 🙂

        1. Our God’s amazing, every word always at the right meeting point. God bless you . More annointing in Jesus Christ name 🙏

        2. Thank you. An on time word of the LORD for me for real. I have been feeling forgotten by God lately. Thank you for your obedience.

    2. suzanne clark says:

      Thank you for these wonderful prayers. They all spoke to my heart personally. I feel relieved the burdens that were given to me carry, that never belonged to me Jesus has taken now and I feel the lift in souls🙏

  2. Hi Jamie,

    Wow, this is really inspiring. How many times were we honored by God but we did not see nor receive in grace and dignity? Good things have have past us because we didn’t realise the honor that He blesses us with?

    I am stunned.

  3. I continue to to visit this prayer. I continue to claim the promises of 91:15. It is making headway in my life and for this I am grateful? Thank you for all you do.

    Blessings
    Kai

    1. Jamie Rohrbaugh says:

      Kai, I’m so sorry; I just now saw this. I’m so glad you’re starting to see results. Keep on praying that verse. It’s one of the most powerful promises I’ve ever claimed in prayer in my whole life. And it blows me away every time how Papa clothes us with honor and keeps us from being ashamed.

  4. Thank you so much for the prayer. I have been reading Psalm 91 everyday and even putting the bible opened in Psalm 91 under my pillow when I sleep . As I seek promotion from God I will add the prayer to the other scripture that God gave me last year, Psalm 138:8.I believe and trust God that he will honour me and perfect everything that concerns me. Thank you once again.God bless you

    1. Dianna Ridings says:

      I am so very grateful for GOD bringing me to your sight!! what huge BLESDING you are to me..

  5. Juliet Obiekwe says:

    Wow!! Thank you so much. I’m breathing a sigh of relief after a long time just minutes after saying this prayers. God has not answered me yet but I know deep down me that he will. It’s an awesome prayer. My faith is having a tremendous change immediately it’s an amazing feeling. God bless u.

    1. Hi Juliet. He will definitely answer. I continue praying these prayers today and words can’t even describe all the things God has done in response to them. He always watches over His Word to perform it!
      Thank you for reading! I’m so glad Papa blessed you. Have a great day!

  6. This was right on time when I read it, thank you for allowing God to use you to inspire and encourage others when we need it the most. I also stumbled across your website, don’t know how, but God knew all alone that I needed to find like minded spirit filled believers. It feels so much better to know there are others out there who can pray and intercede with me. Thanks

  7. Thank you Jamie! I was feeling somewhat like that the other day. I do serve in church. My Pastors’ do honor me for the service that I do. I had been wondering about the blessings as well. I do tithe and it seems like nothing is happening. I thank you for allowing us to use what God has so lovingly given to you. It is a blessing. May God continue to use you for the good that he has for you in your life and the lives of others! Blessings ??

  8. R. Anna Ruth says:

    Jamie, thank you for sharing what you have learned! I needed to hear that HE will answer me, HE will be with me in trouble, HE will rescue me and honor me! PRaise God!
    Thank you for your encouragement!

  9. Sheree Worthy says:

    Thank you so much! God answer my prayer and I am overwhelmed for decades I need this. Thanking God for answer prayer. Made you continue to prospers in the things that the Lord use you and design you to do in helping others. God Bless
    Sheree

  10. Emmi Micheal says:

    I am truly inspired with the word and prayer lines . And i strongly have the faith that God will do it for me in Jesus name.
    They really give me joy and faith to stand strong in my prayer time and making my eyes more open to understanding the word of the father in heaven
    Am happy having time to check my inbox to find this as i look forward for his favor and blessings upon my life in Jesus name

  11. I love your blog. I’m so glad I found it. I have been so lonely and depressed recently because of the delay in submitting my spousal visa application to join my husband that it seemed God has forgotten me. I have just started praying God’s word and I know positive changes and answers are on the way. God reward you for ur works.

  12. Life has been tough on my side since June 29, 2016 when my husband left me for his sons ex GF. All I want is that he would learn to really honor me, love me just like what the Bible said and be faithful. And I come across your blog which is really encouraging and gives so much hope. Thank you for this. God bless you more and more

  13. Mary Holt says:

    You seem to always speak to me…I google something and your name comes up over and over!! I am so grateful for you…I have been seemingly “put on the shelf” for so long and I found this series…I just prayed this prayer and I looked up Psm 91 15…I memorized Psm 91 years and years ago and I say it daily however when I looked it up…somehow the part of that verse that says: I will rescue and honor …I had somehow through the years had left that promise out!! Not anymore!! Believing!!! Thank you Jamie..(I named my first born Jamie…

  14. Jamie,
    Thank you so much for sharing this! You have so many amazing, helpful, uplifting, articles. This so speaks to my heart. I am grateful to have found your website. Thank you again

  15. T. Dunbar says:

    I thank you for writing this. This has blessed me tremendously!! I have been feeling like God has totally forgotten about me because of being in poor health for over 13 years. Reading this has definitely given me hope and I will be including Psalm91:15 in my prayers. Thank you so much!! For those who are suffering please don’t give up, God loves us!!!

  16. thank you so much for this, I never thought about God honouring me before. I have a hard time understanding why anyone would want to honour me, I feel like such a failure, but God’s love is so amazing! Thank you again for these wonderful prayers and promises, God is so good to bring me here at a time when I really need this. May God continue tl bless you.

  17. Divinefavor Osinloye says:

    Amen! God bless you, and thank you!

  18. Jacqualine says:

    Amazing thank you so much for this I never even knew God wanted to honour his children I have noticed a few things lately and was amazed I will be sure to pray that scripture every day I have been feeling totally forgotten and alone so thank you for this.

  19. Thank-you,Lord we claim your promises,In Jesus name.

  20. Absolutely amazing!!!
    I am feeling lonely and forgotten despite my efforts to love and serve wherever I can. After reading your blog I am determined to pray psalm 91-3 over my life. I feel like you know exactly what is happening in my life every time I read your posts. God bless everything God puts in front of you.

  21. Sam Wadham says:

    Wow. I think this will be a key strategy in my prayer and I’ve never prayed this before. I desperately need favour with my boss ! Thanks Jamie !!!!

  22. Thank you for this! This has very much blessed me!!

  23. Jessica F. says:

    Always on time and always wonderful Jamie! 🦋 Prayers and blessings to you and family. 💛

  24. Greetings Jamie

    I give all the honour the Almighty God for the powerful consistent words from your blogs. Yesterday i spent time with the Holy Spirit mining Psalm 91 by God’s grace, as i opened my emails my spirit leaped for joy. This has been a confirmation i have been praying to God for. Thank you for the tools you share with us. Every encounter with the application of the prophetic word changes me. My journey with Jesus Christ has been aligned and lifted by your blogs, prayers and prohectic words. Every word is a seed which i water daily. I love you with the Love of the Lord and May God continuously bless you and your family like He is showing off.

  25. Mehrunissa says:

    Amen! I so needed this. Thank you Jamie !

  26. Please pray,Jamie we need this our bad neighbor think their crime is above the law an that we are their pawns,in their mess, God bring a miracle.

  27. Thank you Jamie, I so needed this that as I was praying something amazing felt in my heart……..I know HE hears and I know he will answer me! God bless you!!

  28. pheobe Aluoch says:

    Thank you Mighty Jesus, Mighty Lord God for the honors you’re pouring in my life, my destiny in Jesus Mighty name.. Thank you Abba father for this revelation.. Glory and honor is all yours.

  29. Annanson John says:

    What a relief I had in my heart.
    So Relieving and Releasing! Hallelujah Amen!
    So reassuring, for a long while now.

  30. Lucretia Wingate says:

    Wow 😳😱😯. This is absolutely amazing 😊👍✨. I was feeling alone and forgotten. But after I read this prayer, I feel so much better and happier. I really felt that in my soul and I know God 🙌🙏 was with me when I read it, because I felt his spirit. I’m going to read this prayer every night and every morning. Thank you 😊😊🙌💞💕 Father for never leaving me and always being there for me. And Thank you Jamie. God bless you and many more to come .*😊TAKE CARE😊*

  31. This post hit home for me Jamie. I’ve been feeling so down and forgotten not tea knowing which way to turn, but graciously I receive your messages of hope and I am filled. Thank you for all that you do
    Thank you Father God
    Amen

  32. Brittne Epps says:

    Amen! This message definitely encouraged me!!! Will be praying Psalm 91:15 daily!! 🙏🙏

  33. Lady Mascheria Perdue says:

    Hi. I blessed God for you and your work that you are doing for the kingdom of the most high. I ran across your page and just love it.

    Keep on doing what God the father has called you to do. Because you are helping more people than you know.

    Blessings

  34. Thank you Jamie for this prayer.
    You are a blessing indeed.

  35. Thankyou LORD..Psalm :91 is my memory verse,which I love praying every midnight in my prayers before starting the day..
    Thankyou LORD for this powerful verse…amen

  36. Yes. The message has encouraged me. I have been reading Psalms 91 every day before going to bed but little did I know the use of it until I read your this article. It was a blessing for to come across your website. I remember it was through your devotional content which I found in “You Bible” devotional Bible plans. God bless you

  37. I have read Psalm 91 on numerous occasions. This time however I was impacted by the depth of the LORD’s love in that He promises to “honor” us, His sons and daughters (v.15), when we call upon Him. What an encouraging and relevatory blog, Jamie! God bless you mightily!

  38. Thank-you,Jamie! we needed today!

  39. Bless you Jamie. It is worth reading and taking it to heart.

  40. Thanks so much Amen 🙏🏼

  41. Maika Kamikamica says:

    Thank you Jamie for the word
    God bless

  42. Alexander says:

    Not just this post but in recent time some of your posts have come to me directly as words directed specific to my situations.
    1.) Your post on 8th July about fainting/collapsing – exactly as you said it.
    2.) It was followed by a post on erroneous fastings – it addressed the root cause of 1. above
    3.) Now in this prayer the opening section which said that I do not feel like I need to be honoured – it’s a need I have but I could not address it like this with understanding without this guide scripture.
    I’m, indeed strengthened and encouraged and I trust that it will manifest speedily.

    God bless you richly.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing God’s word with me. I recently started following your blog and it has been very educative . Eye opening for me. Thank you will pray psamls 91v15 n apply it in my life .

  43. Amen. Thank you Jamie

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