Prayer Directive If You Feel Like You’re Dying

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Prayer-Directive-If-You-Feel-Like-Youre-DyingIf you feel like you’re dying, the Lord gave me a rhema, on-time encouraging word for you this morning.

As I was praying this morning, I kept hearing the Holy Spirit whisper this phrase in my heart: “Help, O Lord, for the godly man ceaseth.” I knew that was a Scripture verse, but I didn’t know where it was from, so I Googled it.

Turns out, it’s Psalm 12 verse 1 in the King James Version (and I rarely read the KJV, but here it is):

Start-quoteHelp, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

Well, I thought that was pretty cool, so I kept reading. And are you ready for what I read just below it? Check this out:

Start-quoteFor the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise,’ says the Lord; ‘I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.’

The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times” (Psalm 12:5-6).

That passage hit me like a ton of bricks. I believe it’s a rhema, on-time word for you today. Here’s why:

The Lord sees what’s been happening in your life. If you feel like you’re dying, He knows. And I believe He is saying two things:

1. That He realizes that you feel like you, “the godly man (woman) ceaseth,” and
2. That He is now arising due to your sighing and oppression, and that He is going to set you in the safety for which you yearn.

I believe the second part of that passage–“the words of the Lord are pure words…”–is the Lord saying, “No, really. You can trust My Word on this.”

So. How to pray? I really feel like we should just receive this word and give thanks today. Let’s pray like this:

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“Heavenly Father God, in Jesus’ name, I thank You that Your eye is on the sparrow, and You are watching out for me even more carefully than you watch over sparrows. Father God, thank You for seeing the distress I’ve been in, and thank You for Your word of hope today.

Lord, You have seen my oppression and need. You’ve seen that I’m in need. And Father, the only solution is You. So Father, I receive Your Word that You are NOW arising to take me out of oppression and sighing and poverty and need, and that You will NOW set me in the safety for which I yearn.

Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Abba Father. I receive Your Word, for Your words are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. And I know that Your Word will never return to You void, for You always watch over Your Word to perform it.

Thank You for helping me, Abba. I receive it. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

And if you’d like to take a praise break, PLEASE listen to Kirk Carr singing Psalm 68–“Let Our God Arise”–below. It will minister courage and hope to your spirit, soul, and body:

Beloved, our God is faithful.

He always has been, and He always will be. And He has not forgotten you. He is arising even now to fight on your behalf, and He is setting you in the safety for which you yearn.

Is the Holy Spirit speaking to your heart through this passage too? If so, please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

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Related: Read the whole “If You Feel Like You’re Going to Die” series for serious encouragement and heart-healing help:


  1. Comfort Sajowa says:

    God bless you sis Jamie. God has been fighting my battles for me. Only for me to be Still. Yesterday my family escape dead. Glory be to God Almighty. God bless you once again sis.

  2. vivi jean says:

    Thank you Jamie , This promise is imprinted , planted and has given me courage that it will be established. God Bless

    1. Amen, Vivi! His Word will not return to Him void, but it will accomplish the thing for which He sent it! I pray Papa would help you and encourage you today, in Jesus’ name. May He show Himself to you as your Glory and the Lifter of your head–the Restorer of your place of authority.

  3. Yes, I receive it now in Jesus’ name!! Thank you, Jamie and thank you, Papa!

  4. Thanks for sharing your heart. This word speaks to me and I receive it in Jesus name.

  5. Joel Aranda says:

    Amen thank you for sharing I Recieve it and speak it in Jesus name.

  6. Rebecca L Jones says:

    I receive that too, I’ve got “stuff” that I can’t figure out. I love sparrows and that song. Great word in any translation. Psalm 91 for those in the hurricane path as well.

  7. Cathleen Timmons says:

    Hi Jamie,

    Thank you for your daily encouragement, especially today. I don’t know why things have pretty much fallen apart in my life, but I know my Father is in control…I was laid off in July, my boyfriend of 2 years broke up with me in August, and I found out last week that my sister and her husband had a hand in breaking us up.

    I would almost covet your prayers on my behalf; I can’t seem to stop the “breakthrough crying” and I’m just so tired of being sad.

    Thank you so very much,


    1. Cathleen, I’m so sorry. I am praying for you right now. Father God, comfort my sister today. Help her to fill up with Your words, Jesus, and personally minister Your Spirit and life to her. Keep her as the apple of Your eye and hide her under the shadow of Your wings. Cover her with Your feathers, and let her feel the peace and rest and quiet and warmth of just being snuggled up to You. Protect her from the world this day, and keep her in a cocoon of Your Presence. Thank You, Father. In Jesus’ name, amen.

  8. Francie Robertson says:

    This has been my latest cry “Father its the end of the road again for me. Help! I feel like Im dying. “. It always feels like the first time when it isnt Praise God!
    Thanks again Jamie. The messages given you are all perfectly timed perfectly orchestrated.

  9. Sue Tracy says:

    Jamie, thank you. You were praying for me. I’ve been crying and asking God for clarity and right thinking for a decision in my divorce. I will continue to pray and seek His guidance.

  10. Claudia Johnson-Gallagher says:

    For weeks i have lost motivation. I thank you for this word and will continue to follow you because i believe you have an anointed ministry. May Abba continue to bless you for his purposes in others lives and fulfill your needs always.

    1. Thank you, Claudia. I pray that the Holy Spirit would use my blog to encourage you, lift you up, and draw you closer to Jesus in all things! Thank you for your encouragement also. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Your words always speak to me. It’s as if God was in my room and then told you to say these very words to me because I need to here them. God bless you! Your obedient to his spirit and he will bless you and answer your prayers.

  12. Thank you Jamie for hearing Holy Spirit time and time again !! It’s like you were sitting next to me this afternoon hearing what Daddy God was saying to me psalms 12:5-6 . It’s so amazing because this post was written back in September 2016. Today is February 16 2018. I never read it till tonight . I wasn’t sure if it was God speaking to me about psalms 12:5-6 and the things He was speaking but after reading your post I have no doubts. There is no one like Our God . And honestly not another anointed ministry like this that I know of.
    God bless you Jamie with every Blessing Jesus died and shed His Blood for !!! You are a amazing child of His ??? To Him All the Glory and Honor !!

  13. Lathan Simpson says:

    I honestly feel so lost, so much the aching in my soul feels like a Heartbeat that drowns out everything in my mind. Through it all, I going to learn to trust in Jesus and God, and appreciate my helper the Holy Spirit. I honestly felt like excepting death today, but your words of encouragement and the revelation that God gave you to feed his people have stopped my flesh from accepting death in the place of life?. Thank you woman of God.

    1. Hi Jamie
      Thanks for all encouragement. There is really progress.
      I read something on your correspondence about tallit ,so I was searching, If you could please send it to me. I need my prayer shaul to change from just a cloth

  14. Millie Williams says:

    Jamie, I Thank you for this prayer it made me feel so much better. May God continually bless you, family, ministry. I Thank you again. Mrs. Millie

  15. Jacobeth Segoe Rasogo says:

    Jamie thank you for this prayer may God Abba Father bless you more and protect you in Jesus name

  16. Elizabeth Enger says:

    This is exactly what I needed today. Thank you for the encouragement.

  17. Elizabeth Tuinidau says:

    Thank uou Abba Father for your pure and a living WORD,I received it by FAITH.Amen

  18. Hello Jamie, I am roman catholic but I found your prayer online a few months ago for something specific I had been dealing with (the prayer to reverse unjust situation. It was the reason I subscribed to see what all you had to offer. Today I went to get tested for COVID due to a sore throat. Yesterday I had a long, hard day at work and I still had to stay at work for 2 more hours. I came home with the biggest headache that wouldn’t go away. I got whiplash a couple of weeks ago in an accident and I’ve been getting headachs so I’m being re-evaluated on Thursday by my doctor. So since I had both a headache and a sore throat I stayed home and will be home for a couple of days. I recently got life insurance on my new car so you know I am just being prepared for an emergency such as the car accident that I was in. Your prayer about feeling oppressed really hit me and I pray to God that the right things happen for me. I was blessed with this new job but it is beyond tougher that I ever imagined. I don’t want to get fired but I’m not sure how much longer I can go on in this position. Prior to this I hhadn’t gotten sick in 10 years and in one month I have an accident and get sick.

  19. Cindy🌹 says:

    I praise & thank You, Abba Father for Your tender care of me.
    I receive & embrace Your words here, through Your Spirit & our anointed sister in Christ Jesus.

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