Prayer for Help If You’re Sad and Crying

Prayer for Help If You're Sad and Crying | by Jamie Rohrbaugh |

Beloved Presence seeker, are you sad and crying today?

If so, the Lord gave me an encouraging word and a prayer for you.

Here’s the encouraging word:

As I was reading this morning, the Lord took me to Psalm 71 and highlighted verses 20 and 21. These verses say:

You, who have shown me great and severe troubles, shall revive me again, and bring me up again from the depths of the earth. You shall increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side” (Psalm 71:20-21).

Here’s what I heard the Lord say:

“I have walked with you through great and severe troubles–troubles so severe that you have not known such troubles before. But all the while, I have been with you.

Now I am sitting on you to revive you.

You have long felt dead, but I am waking you up. Each day, if you will look for it, you will notice yourself coming a little more alive. You will not cry quite as often; and eventually, you will not need to cry at all. Each day, I will fill you with more hope. I will give you as much hope as you have the capacity to receive.

So ask Me to increase your capacity for hope and joy.

Confess your worry to Me. Lay it all at My feet, and ask Me to help you believe. Ask Me to help you hope again. Ask Me to fill you with joy unspeakable and full of glory.”

If you have been sad and crying today, pray this prayer for help:

“Father God, in Jesus’ name, thank You for seeing my tears and hearing my cries. Lord Jesus, thank You that Your Word says I have hope in You. You are in me, and You are the hope of glory.

Father, I confess that I have struggled with doubt, unbelief, discouragement, and hopelessness. But these have been my feelings, Lord, and my feelings are not permanent but Your Word is.

So Father, I speak to my soul right now, and I say: “Soul, line up with my spirit, which is filled with the Holy Spirit! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me; bless His holy name!”

Father, please help me to dwell in the secret place of Your Presence and abide under Your shadow.

Help me to confess Your Word out loud, for You are my refuge and fortress–my God, in whom I shall trust. Father, as I abide under Your shadow, please keep my emotions stable and fixed.

Father, You are the God of all hope. So Abba Father, in Jesus’ name, fill me with Your hope again. Fill me with peace and joy. Help me to be anxious for nothing; but in everything, with prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, help me make my requests known to you … and Your peace, which passes all understanding, will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus.

Father, I thank You for waking me up a little more each day.

Accelerate Your work and help me to cooperate with it. Thank You that You are bringing me up from the depths of the earth. Thank You that You are actually bringing greatness into my life and increasing the greatness that was already there.

Father, You are the God of all comfort, so please comfort me today. Let me sense Your presence and affection. Help me to sense Your love. Fill me with Your Spirit of adoption, and draw me close to You. Dry my tears and hold me tight to Your chest, Lord.

You always heal my heart and bring out the best in me, Father … and I thank You for doing it.

Continue to make me like Jesus. Conform me to the image of Christ. Take away my old heart, and give me Your heart. Take away my old spirit, and give me a new spirit–Your Spirit.

Abba Father, let Your peace overflow the banks of my life like a flooding river. Fill me with Your joy, and help me to set my mind and keep it set on things above, where Christ is, seated at Your right hand. Glorify Your own name in my life, Father, and I’ll give You all the praise.


Thank You, Father God. Thank You, Lord Jesus. In Your holy name I pray, amen.”

If you’ve been sad and crying today, and this word encouraged you, please leave a comment below. And, I am praying for you today!

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  1. Maria T Rizzi says:

    Hi Jamie, your word has been a real anchor to me today. Thank you for posting this today and I ask that you will keep me in prayer as the Lord completes what He is doing in me and eventually through me. I’m in an extremely difficult place right now and I am battling anxiety and fear over the physical and mental attacks I’m going through. God bless you abundantly always. In His love and Grace, Maria


      1. Terri Gilbert says:

        God bless you for this prayer. I was in need of uplifting. I am crying a lot from mistreatment of spouse (verbally) and misuse by my daughter-in-law. I just overcame breast cancer and I cannot get my life back to some normal. I get either whined at by the dog or scolded by my husband every day and I am so tired. I get no break except for when they are sleep late at night. I am so tired and weary. Please send me a response of what I can do \

    2. Joyce Alade says:

      Good morning Jamie. May the good Lord bless you and prosper your ministry. I’m grateful for today’s Word, it has helped me indeed. I was really crying because of my daughter’s marital settlement. I’m believing God that she’ll get married to a man after God’s heart before the end of this year. I will soon testify concerning her in Jesus name. I’ve handed over the issue unto God, for what God cannot do does not exist! Thank you again Jamie

  2. Amy D Johnson says:

    Thank you so much for this word today. I seemed to have opened it as tears were flowing from my eyes. I am struggling today and have been up since 3 am praying and asking God for his help today. I am praying for His healing for my friend and for me. I have felt so alone and that I have not done any good by him or with my prayers for him nor myself but I have to know that God is with me and carrying me thru this difficult time. I know that He loves me and is protecting me and watching over what He believes is right but it is hard when you love someone so much and can not be with them. It hurts when they hurt and you don’t know how to be their rock or support because they won’t let you in or don’t know how to feel. So God hold me today as I learn and process this situation and try to overcome the doubts and pray for wisdom and discernment to do the right thing for both of us. In Jesus’ name AMEN

  3. Thank you Jamie and God bless you so much that you don’t have enough room to receive it!

  4. I just want to thank Jesus, for you and for making me join this blog. I haven’t been able to express myself for a while and even though I know God sees me… I have been having trouble believing and sometimes I wonder if I even truly believe. I’ve been going through feelings I couldn’t recognize and I felt like God had abandoned me and turned his face away. For a long while I haven’t been able to cry but today I did, even though it was like a just a little tear drop, it was something to me and when I saw your post. It spoke to me in a way I can’t explain. Am still waiting on God because he said that the good work he has started in me, he will complete. He promised never to leave me nor forsake me. So I’ll keep on waiting, I’ll keep on hanging on to whatever little faith I can muster even if it just mental faith, even when doubts plague my mind and I wonder if he really exist or is as good as the word says he is. I’m going to stand on the love of God that made Jesus die for me and knowing that no thought, doubt or unbelief separated me from the love of God that is christ Jesus. God bless real hood for me and bless your baby more. In Jesus glorious name. Amen.

  5. Pls join me in praying for a release of my testimony, God has shown me all the signs that he has answered me and this is one of thank you ALMIGHTY father I love you so much

  6. Much Needed! ! With attacks after attacks by Satan working through my exhusband to keep causing me sadness and pain.

  7. Rebecca Jones says:

    I have cried, sobbed, and had some tears of joy, I do lay it at His feet, my broken alabaster box. Praising Him for the miracles I have see and more to come. Grace and peace to the body of Christ.

  8. Elizabeth Tuinidau says:

    Jamie,I received it.It was mine through this 40 days.I cried to the Lord for what happeneď to my family. My husband n son got into an accident in Aus n they were admitted in the ICU.My husband saw my son wheeled n pushed to the mertury. My Son(2yrs)was dead n my husband still in his hospital bed.While the nurse pushed my son there for his body to be kept there,his body moved..a miracle happened..he was survived through prayer n fasting..i just thank God for what happened n he really heard our tears..i cried for His Love n His powerful hand moved yesterday..thanks for sharing Sis Jamie..i love our Dad so much

  9. Thank You Father God for sending your earth angel Jamie into my life??❤️I give You praise and thanks and I love You above all??❤️♥️♥️♥️

  10. Thank you Jamie
    I am really blessed by this prayer.
    God bless you

  11. Jamie I don’t know what to say you are too much your words are like you are always next to me and you see everything that is happening in my life last knight I went to bed at two o’clock reading your prayers for financial increase I was touched because I have been praying to God to give me financial breakthrough so that I can be the kingdom provider Jamie may the Lord God bless you and give you more and this morning I was down thank you for your prayer now I am healed in my soul,

  12. Thank you so much I really neeeded this kind of prayer as I am dealing with my own anxiety from my past and I’m on a journey of fellowship with our Abba Father. My faith is growing each day. Thank you for your prayers.

    1. I just really need God to restore my relationship with my fiance… or ex one. God put us together and witchcraft took us apart. We want to be together but we cannot het past the evil spirits keeping us apart. Please play for us

      Also I wanna thank you for the prayers. I started praying them today

      1. Hi Mariette, blessings to you. Thank you for reading. I wanted to caution you, as the situation you described above can be really dangerous territory spiritually. Please read this article I wrote here:
        And pray about what you read, okay?
        No matter who it is, the Lord DOES have the perfect spouse for you! He won’t be perfect, but he will be perfect for you and God will do it!
        Love and blessings in Christ Jesus,
        Jamie Rohrbaugh

  13. Thank you for the word of encouragement. I have been through the worst ever. But reading this message, has given hope that Father will never leave me. Please continue praying for me to have strength and trust in my Father in heaven.

  14. As always right on Jamie

  15. Jamie I was like that today that prayer released me from my being sad may God bless you and keep you for us and also keep you for the generations to come .
    Thank you for your prayers

  16. Mary Pettway says:

    Mary.P I’m Thankful that I was going through searching and I found your website, You have bless me I didn’t know how to study,ponder on the word . Now I know how to pray and the instructions are simple.God bless you and your Ministry. I will be a Partner, Love you Woman of God , you have truly bless me, I’m in distress but no matter, I’m thankful


  17. Thank you for the prayer. I was so sad today and crying because of a broken heart. I couldn’t pray until I see this prayer. I was about falling into a darkness within myself. I prayed this prayer. It helped a lot. Thank you so much, God bless you.

  18. Thank you very much Jamie.
    This word speaks directly to me as I was literally crying to God about the unjust situation I’ve experienced with my home renovation project. Then I felt the need to check out your post for today & here I was assured of God’ timely intervention.
    God bless you & your family always for your obiedence to your calling.
    Thanks again !

  19. Praising the Lord for His promises! Praising Him for the word that He gave you to share.. Thank you Jamie for who you are

  20. Thank you this word spoke to my situation

  21. I was just crying out to the Lord this morning. And when I checked my email and saw this blog, I knew that this was a right now Word for me. Thank you Jamie for allowing the Lord to use you to be a voice to His people.

  22. Thank you Jamie. I cried all the way to work this morning and then this is one of the first things I saw when I got in. So thankful that God gave you this word today.

  23. We have been going through a really tough time with our sin who is separated from his wife and child. Divorce papers are in their way to him in her words. He has yet to see his child 1200 miles away. The list goes on…. Thank you so for this word if encouragement and prayer. It goes right along with what I was reading in a Max Lucado book tiday called “anxious for nothing”. Thank you for helping me rejoice in God’s sovereignty today!

  24. Thank you Jamie. What a pleasant coincidence. I have been weeping in my heart- I refuse to openly about so many things. However, my career has been so stagnant all these years and I just need a breakthrough. I have been overtaken by junior colleagues, it’s painfully embarrassing. And someone in church offended me sort of indirectly- I was in so much pain. But I asked God for help to forgive and love them and then I came into my mail to see your mail. Thank you – because it’s as though sometimes one has hit a brick wall and there appears to be no way out. God richly bless you

  25. Dearest Jamie – This was for me today! The battle the last couple of days has been unlike anything I’ve experienced in years. The onslaught has been on every front in my life – every last one and all I can do today is listen to worship music (yours included) read my Bible, pray in the Spirit and cry….cry…cry. So thank you dear Woman of God!

  26. Twilla Bundick says:

    Jamie, my receiving this instruction and guidance from you this day is like you have read my mail so to speak. Spot on for what I have been feeling and needing a hand up from someone who knows! God bless you and family!

  27. Karen James says:

    Yes LORD…I receive….AMEN

  28. Audrey Sawanda says:

    Thank you Jamie for this word. I have been sad and crying for so long because of the unpleasant situations around me. I’ve been in So much pain, hurt by people I Love, felt alone and every single day I’ve been going to Bed in tears waking up the same. So I just woke up opened my mail and came across this I just said to myself this word is for me. I thank God for using you to speak to me and reminding me that no matter what am facing right now He is right besides me, he’s waking me up and making me alive once more. I believe he’s drying my tears and filling me with so much hope. Even when I think less of myself, he’s increasing my greatness. Continue praying for me. Am encouraged and strengthened! May God bless you and increase the Grace upon you life.
    You spoke life to someone today!

  29. Jamie,
    You are really God sent. This email came to me at a time when I was so crushed, sad and had cried my tears dry.
    Thank you for this changed alot

  30. Thanq jamie, today onwards i will keep hope in God. Amen

  31. Hi Jamie, this was right on for me.Thank you Barbara

  32. I am unemployed professionally for over a year.
    My wife has divorced me a few years ago and my family has abandoned me.
    I work 7 days/ week for over 3 months in an hourly job and I am exhausted mentally and physically.
    I am trying to have faith.
    My last 2 professional jobs I lost because a supervisor lied about me.
    I am brokenhearted and trying to believe God loves and cares.

  33. Thank you for these words of encouragement that come from the Lord God Almighty Jamie, I really needed this today while I await him to do it my miracle my breakthrough is all for his glory in Jesus name amen

  34. Elizabeth Tuinidau says:

    Thank you Sis Jamie…love you so much Sis for sharing to us what the Lord revealed to you..Amen

  35. Dear Lord First I want to say THANK YOU LORD most important to give you Thanks & ask for forgiveness. Lord my heart is heavy, hurt, saddened, alone grieving & even angry. I can’t seem to stop crying dry my tears Lord. I miss Doug, mom, Jenn Ray Angie George Reg so many gone before us. Fill me w your love peace & understanding. I’m so unsure of this new apt. I don’t know what to do Lord lead me guide me direct me in your steps & always keep me safe from evil harm & danger. Especially for your children Teddy & Shamika protect your children Lord they are yours wherever they may be or go always keep them safe fill them w your love, peace, joy & The Holy Spirit. I Thank you for them & touch our relationships to be more kind caring loving & happy times together & a better understanding of each other.. Lord they are not mine to keep help me to grow & understand it . Lord I Love you & Thank You I ask these prayers so many more IN JESUS NAME AMEN AMEN AMEN

  36. I wantvto ask for prayer for my family in these difficult times.. I know everything happens for a reason but i also cant take the pain right now. Im very depressed that i cant be with my family and be happy. Ive been having suicidal thoughts because of my depression and need someone to pray for my family and I? I need to come agreement with someone that everything will be ok and i will get my family and life back. I ask that God heal and restore my family soon.
    Thank you

  37. Elizabeth Tuinidau says:


  38. I would like to be prayed because I want to my life right. I have a few things going wrong

  39. Thank you Abba, Father! Thank you, Jamie, for sharing His message today. His timing is always perfect. I needed this encouragement. God bless.

  40. Nichole C. says:

    Thank you for this prayer. My heart is heavy, I have insecurities and doubts in myself. I feel constantly knocked down. I’m going through a transition and time of growth in my life. I know I am growing into the better version of the woman of God I’m destined to be, but I am feeling the growing pains. And it’s hard.

  41. Christopher says:

    Jamie Thankyou for your faithfulness. I’m asking for prayer of protection for my daughters and myself. I’m asking the Lord for vindication and open doors in my finances. Ive been praying for a home so I can get my children back. Please keep me in prayer concerning myself and my children.

  42. This Morning I was praying asking God for help, and suddenly he gave me a song, where the spirit of the lord is…. and I begin to listen to this song. And really feel Gods presence and reassurance. Then I got this emails HALLELUJAH!!!! Thank you Jesus! Jamie God is an on time God!! May he bless you and keep you!!!

  43. Doreen Tukezibwa says:

    Thanks Jamie. I needed this prayer so so much. In Jesus mighty name, I have prayed and believed, Amen!.

  44. Thank you Lord, and as i write this ‘i have just been discharged past a week from the hospital with multiple ailments and now weakness and severe financial issues, I have a hope that the Lord will now give a new chapter and beginning for me and my family !

  45. Thank-you, for this prayer ,Jamie we have been going through a bad time with a bad neighbor for some reason they have taken an interest in us ,an they bully an intimidate, an harass, we don’t bother them because they are into bad things an everything they do outwardly is not against the law, they know this, one or both of them have done jail time before. please pray god removes this family.

    1. Going through a very rough time, thank you for this prayer.

    2. I am sad & confused, every night my husband whispers he hates me, he wants to leave. He doesn’t love me, he only wants himself. All kinds of horrible things, then the next minute it’s like he’s crying he loves me, wants,me & needs me. When I reach out to him to be loving & comfort. He goes back to the hating me.
      Or pretends he just woke up or was awake the whole time & I am hearing things & is hostile with me. I am crazy! This has gone on for almost a year now. I have prayed over him, tried to cast out the spirits, everything I can think of. Every day he is distant & he says because I keep him awake with stupid crap but he uses fowl words & calls me fowl names. I keep praying but I just am at a loss .
      He is suppose to be a Christian but says I .ake him do this or says he’s not doing it.
      Anyways, just need prayers for strength.

  46. Joseph Gandywest Agathe says:

    In the name of Jesus holy spirit help to believe and receive your comfort and peace. Bring me to the secret place where 1 can rest in you under your protection. Hear my supplication and my prayer for every day I am searching for kingdom.Reeinforce me in your love and deliver me from this confusion. Holy spirit raise my prayer to throne of God for it to be answered. In Jesus name.Amen

  47. Nadia Slater says:

    Good morning 🌄 Jamie, I am so thankful for this word, you have given me today, I have been crying to God for help and I am glad that you sent me this prayer.thank you, may God continue to bless you and your family.

  48. Amen thank you Jamie For this word I got teary eye Reading this. I receive all of it in Jesus Christ mighty name amen! Father God knows all things. Amen.

  49. Rachel Quibtanilla says:

    I herd every word and I thank you Lord for helping me for holding my hand this is only a season

  50. Yesterday I had a crisis of faith. The world went askew and my emotions and thoughts went with it. I am still broadsided. Everything I believed was placed under a microscope and it has shaken me. I am still in spiritual shock. The pain is so deep that I can’t even read all the prayer above as I feel unable to lift the edge of my emotions for fear of what I will be uncovered. My soul is numb, but my spirit clings to God.

  51. Elizabeth Tuinidau says:

    Praise God!It happens to me right now,was in tears and i allow God to wipe it away this morning.He heard me.Thank you Sweet Holy Spirit.

  52. Bryanna Gonzalez says:

    This bible verse, reflection and prayer made me cry. It has helped me heal my heart.

  53. Thank u for this prayer. I cut seem to stop my tears lately and I pray so hard and I try my best to find ways thru my days. Its just been so difficult in my circumstances. Thank u for your prayer.

  54. Glad I listened to the nudging and stayed online a little longer so the Lord could lead me to this. hurts inside. but He helped me out using your articles. Thank you. 💛

  55. Cecilia Ramirez says:

    Thank You for your timely obedience Jamie! Thank You Holy Spirit and Father God and Lord Jesus for all You have done, are doing and all You are going to do in me and through me. Please fill me with Your strength and Love and grace that I need on today and everyday Lord God Almighty in Jesus Mighty Name! Amen!

  56. Martha Mackay says:

    I needed this today!! Thank you Lord!!

  57. Thank you, been going through, working so hard in the ministry, family, finances and feeling overwhelmed by everything. Thank you for this prayer, it was truly necessary.

  58. I’m tired, three root canals in the last several months.
    (This is because of a car accident I had over 30 years ago).
    Praise God!! The joy of the Lord comes from Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirt, and it has the power to give us strength in difficult times.
    In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray Amen!
    Thank You Jamie, for this pray and praying for us.

  59. Rasheika Singleton says:

    I was literally crying minutes before you sent this email and it spoke to me. I know God has restored my marriage but it gets hard sometimes when the enemy is a trickster and he really tries to gain an opportunity in our lowest point. Thank you for your encouraging word. Please keep me and my husband in your prayers.

  60. Thank you, Jamie, for your prayers & words of encouragement from God’s Word.
    You are such a blessing!

  61. Oh Jamie this was definitely for me. I am in a situation and don’t understand what is happening. I have been crying since Yesterday. I have not slept. Please intercede for me in Prayer that God would grant me my heart desires and make my life complete and happy again in Jesus’ name amen

  62. Thankyou for this prayer Jamie,
    I havent been crying but i have been having some sad and angry moments where negativity comes to my mind about my past hurt this is beautiful and powerful

    Thankyou Abba Father for hearing my cries and healing my mind in Jesus name

  63. Praise the Lord Jamie.
    Thanks for this very timely truth from God. I have been feeling so since yesterday and today as well. The word has encouraged me and given me hope. May God continue using you and His blessings be upon you abundantly.

  64. Taniqua Burns says:

    Thank you lord for hearing your cry, lord I have been in tears and I ask that you heal me, fill me up with joy and supplication. I want to be filled with your spirit with your love and with your grace lord.

    Bless me lord your daughter Taniqua Burns

    Please be with me and answer my prayers as I cry out to you lord I know that the work shall be done.

    In Jesus name I pray amen, 🙏🏾❤️❤️

  65. Carla Y Lane says:

    Thank you for this word. I broke down over the weekend, and just cried out to the Lord. I need to be made well physically. I am being tried on every side right now. I feel very alone in the Body of Christ. I feel forsaken, betrayed by others and Family, and I just Cried aloud to the Lord how I was feeling. I was also sick as well. Thank You Jamie for sending this prayer out.

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