"The Lord says, 'I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.
When they call on me, I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.
I will reward them with a long life
and give them my salvation.'”
God has told us in his Word that He hears our pleas for help, and that we can call on Him to rescue us. The cards below quote a small section of the Psalms. Each card provides a short passage where the psalmist requests God's help. When you are in a difficult place, pray out these words and call on the Lord to rescue you.
The photos included with each passage show a variety of difficulties and desolations people journey through, representing the many types of hardships that humans experience. All Bible verses quoted on this page are taken from the New Living Translation.
"I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy.
Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!
Death wrapped its ropes around me; the terrors of the grave overtook me.
I saw only trouble and sorrow.
Then I called on the name of the Lord: 'Please, Lord, save me!'
How kind the Lord is! How good he is!
So merciful, this God of ours!
The Lord protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and he saved me.
Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me.
He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.
And so I walk in the Lord’s presence as I live here on earth!"
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Cover Photo: Marco CBosio
Psalm 4:1 Billy Pasco
Psalm 5:1-3 Joshua Humpfer
Psalm 6:2-4 Warren Wong
Psalm 17:6 Greg Rokozy
Psalm 22:11 Alessio Lin
Psalm 25:16-18 Roman Denisenko
Psalm 31:1-3 Matt Cannon
Psalm 38:21-22 Larisa Birta
Psalm 40:11-13 Atharva Tulsi
Psalm 54:1-2 Rithika Gopalakrishnan
Psalm 55:1-2 Elijah Hiett
Psalm 57:1-2 Jeremy Bishop
Psalm 61:1-2 Dan Grinwis
Psalm 69:1-3 Li Yang
Psalm 69:15-17 Motoki Tonn
Psalm 69:29 Karsten Winegeart
Psalm 70:1&5 Frank McKenna
Psalm 71:2-3 Daqi Wang
Psalm 71:18 Reymark Franke
Psalm 86:1-4 Yash Raut
Psalm 88:1-3 Luca Baggio
Psalm 102:1-4 Kevin Wolf
Psalm 109:21-22 Jason Grant
Psalm 109:24-26 Nick Adams
Psalm 119:81-82 Aleks Dahlberg
Psalm 119:170-173 Markus Gjengaar
Psalm 130:1-2 Marc Zimmer
Psalm 138:8 Jimmy Chang
Psalm 141:1-2 Joshua Earle
Psalm 142:1-3 Andrew Gook
Psalm 143:7-8 Larisa Birta
Psalm 143:11 Jordan Steranka