Day 18: Calling On the Helper of the Fatherless

Do you need the Lord to take you up and help you when nobody else will–or to an extent that nobody else can? If so, today’s breakthrough prayer points are for you. Today, we are calling upon the Lord as the Helper of the fatherless.

21 More Days of Breakthrough Prayer | by Jamie Rohrbaugh |

Beloved, if you need breakthrough in any area right now, then this whole series, 21 More Days of Breakthrough Prayer, and its sister series, 21 Days of Breakthrough Prayer, are for you. I encourage you to pray through both series and believe God to move in a major way in your life.

The Lord has led me to write 21 More Days of Breakthrough Prayer because the first 21 days were so powerful, but the Lord told me He isn’t done working miracles!

So, we are continuing to pray through various breakthrough Scriptures for 21 more days!

Related: Click here for the Table of Contents for the entire 21 More Days of Breakthrough Prayer series.

In this simple prayer series, I am sharing one Scripture verse or passage each day. I will also add bullet-point prayer directives you can use to pray through that Scripture. I won’t be writing out actual prayers, though; I feel the Lord wants you to exercise your prayer muscles by talking to Him right out of your heart!

Today, Day 18 of breakthrough prayer, we are calling upon the Lord as the Helper of the fatherless.

Psalm 10:14 says:

“But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief, to repay it by Your hand. The helpless commits himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless” (Psalm 10:14).

Friend, even if you have a biological father who is part of your life, this passage is still for you.

You may or may not have a dad on earth who loves you and is part of your life. But beloved, whether you do or don’t, I don’t want you to miss the beauty of this Scripture.

In this passage, we first have the Lord telling us that He has seen all your trouble.

He has seen everything you have ever been through. He knows your pain and has seen every tear. He has not forgotten you, and He has not forsaken you! HE SEES YOU!

And beloved, He is the One who observes trouble and grief–to repay it by His hand. Our God is a God who avenges you. He is a good, good Father who doesn’t tolerate His babies being messed with.

Beloved, God wants to repay you with double honor, double reward, and double recompense for what you have endured.

And He will always take vengeance upon the enemy for what the enemy has done to you. It’s who He is. He is a fair and just God; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. As He has written:

“‘Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; their foot shall slip in due time; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things to come hasten upon them'” (Deuteronomy 32:35).


“Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord” (Romans 12:19).

So again, looking that Scripture in Psalm 10:14:

“But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief, to repay it by Your hand. The helpless commits himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless” (Psalm 10:14).

Friend, if you are helpless today–or even if you need help that goes beyond what any human could do for you–then God will be your Helper.

Beloved, we all qualify as “helpless.” Jesus said in John 15:5 that we are each helpless without Him:

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).

And so we can and should each commit ourselves to Him.

Furthermore, without Him, we are all fatherless in some way.

Oh beloved, you might have the best dad on earth; but, even if you do, your dad is only human. There are limits to what he can do for you. He cannot help you with everything. And when you reach the end of what your earthly dad can do for you, but you still have needs, that is when you see yourself as truly fatherless except for your Heavenly Father.

Or maybe you had a great dad, but your father has passed away. In that case, still, you are fatherless but for your Heavenly Father.

Or maybe, like the majority of humans alive, you might not have received the best fathering–or any fathering–from your earthly dad. In that case, it’s probably pretty easy for you to view yourself as fatherless except for our Heavenly Father.

Oh beloved, no matter what your situation is with an earthly dad, we would ALL be fatherless in some way were it not for our Heavenly Father.

This puts us all on equal footing: needy, dependent, and crying out for our Daddy God–the One who made Heaven and earth, the seas, and all that in them is. He is the One who loved you and me so much that He sent His only begotten Son to die for us. And the One who is with you, right now, to comfort you.

This God–our good, good Heavenly Father–observes your trouble and grief, to repay it by His hand. You can admit you are helpless, and commit yourself to Him. You can admit you are fatherless except for Him, for no man–not even the best human daddy–can ever truly fill the Father-sized hole in your heart, soul, and spirit.

You were made, fashioned, and created for your Father-need to be truly filled only by your Heavenly Father.

And beloved, He is with you today. God loves you. He has a good plan for your life. He is with you to take care of you. He is with you to shower you with love; to hold you close; to protect you; to love you; to comfort you; to shield you and shelter you. He is with you to perfect everything that concerns you.

And He is your Helper right now.

Beloved, are you ready to pray for the Lord to be your Helper and repay your trouble and grief?

Pray through these breakthrough prayer points with me today:

Dear friend, our God is your Father who loves you.

And He will take care of you, provide for you, fill you with His love, and help you in all the ways a father should today. He is your True and Only Father, and He is with you to comfort you.

Does this Scripture and breakthrough prayer encourage you today? If so, leave a comment below! 

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  1. Jamie you have helped me to pray in ways I never knew to before, nor knew how to. Thank you so much for guiding me and leading me to press in and reach the Father this way! I know He is well pleased and will respond! May God bless you tremendously for your work in the Kingdom. These prayers are so powerful!!!!

  2. Thank you Jamie for your ministry! You are truly a Godly woman and I just love you. Keep up your great works in the gospel.

  3. Thank you Jamie, this was a good reminder for me to rely on and rejoice in my Father’s heavenly care for me. Sometimes I forget tolet him tend to me as only He can.Thank you for leading your readers into righteous living!

  4. Thank you for this guidance it really helps me to look up to God for every thing that I need in life. I’m going to pray for elevation in my spiritual life and for Holy Spirit to be upon my life.

  5. Thankyou Jamie for these powerful prayer points you are truly blessed God is using you in such a mighty way

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