Help me to face this task (#1 of 2 linked prayers)

Today’s prayer can be said repeatedly both before, and whilst, facing any task we find hard.

A child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called: Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
(Isaiah 9:6; NLT).

1. Jesus,
Wondrous Counsellor,
You care for me each day.

2. Jesus,
Mighty God and King,
You hear me when I pray.

3. Jesus,
Everlasting Father,
Grant me what I ask:

4. Jesus,
Prince of Peace, my Lord,
Please help me face this task.


1. He cares for those who trust in him (Nahum 1:7; NIV).

2. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us (1 John 5:14; NIV).

3. Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours (Mark 11:24; NIV).

4. “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT).

Come quickly to help me, O Lord, my saviour (Psalm 38:22; NLT).

He helps me (Psalm 28:7; NLT).

6 thoughts on “Help me to face this task (#1 of 2 linked prayers)

  • Hi Ruth :
    I love this picture. It is so tender. When we visited The Garden of Gethsemane a few years ago, I had expected that everyone would be hushed and silent. I had plans to pray the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary. Alas, there was no silence; everyone was loudly talking, and not about Jesus. Now, as then, people seem to be unwilling to pray with Jesus. Thanks for posting, and for your insights. 🤗

    • Thank you so much, Sally. I’m so sorry your visit to this precious place didn’t turn out how you had hoped. I would have expected the same reverence as you. Very sad xxxxxxx

      • Ruth, I knew you would understand. At the Garden of Gethsemane, a church has been built. The church is kept in darkness, with minimal lighting , for safe movement. However, the reverence of this solemn place was broken by lights continually flashing during the mass, as people took pictures. I spend time each day consoling the heart of Jesus. I think he appreciates it.

      • That’s dreadful. I’ve never ever heard of anyone taking a photo during mass before. In my church (The Shrine of Our Lady of Rushen, on the Isle of Man), you can hear a pin drop before and during mass, out of respect and love. Praying to condole Christ is a fantastic idea. I wonder if this is a special ministry you have been given? xxxxxx

      • Hi Ruth : We both live on islands ! I am going to research the Isle of Man. How beautiful the sacred silence that you observe during the mass. This is what our Lord deserves. There is a book I read, called Consoling the Heat of Jesus, which I first read about on line. It convinced me that our Lord appreciates our prayers of consolation. I am deeply moved by your beautiful posts.
        Thanks so much for your encouragement. 🤗

      • Oh, Sally, what a wonderfully kind and encouraging message! Thank you so much. I will look up the book you suggest. It’s s good to know that you are moved by the prayers God gives me xxxx

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