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Help for Those in Financial Despair

Occasionally, I receive comments from our readers who are in
financial crisis that indicate feelings of hopelessness and despair.
Unfortunately, I’m not in a position to respond to these comments individually, but I am deeply concerned when I hear that someone is in
danger of losing faith and hope.

I want you all to know how valuable you are. You matter and you
deserve help and support to find your way through your life’s
challenges. If you can allow yourself to reach out, there are many
resources of support available to you, or to offer to someone you sense
may be in need of help.

If you (or someone you know) are feeling depressed, hopeless or in
despair, please reach out to one or more of these resources:


  • Reach out to a friend who is a good listener.
  • Contact a local minister or rabbi and ask for their help.
  • The Samaritans have created an incredible support system for people in despair called
    “the befrienders.” They can be
    reached 24 hours a day for compassionate, non-judgemental emotional
    support. You can speak confidentially with a volunteer on the phone, or
    e-mail them.
  • You can also talk to a therapist online at Psych Central.
  • There is an online depression support group called “Walkers in Darkness”  where you can connect with others who can offer
  • If you are having suicidal thoughts or feelings, please call 1-800-SUICIDE.
  • If you are a teenager in need of help, call Covenant House at 1-800-999-9999.

As a community here on Beliefnet, I’d like to ask those of you who feel
moved to help others during this financial crisis to form a Prayer Circle. Together, we can pray for those in financial despair to receive personal and financial help and support they greatly need and deserve.


Please say this prayer for them today:

For I arise today

Through a mighty strength:

God’s power to guide me,

God’s might to uphold me,

God’s eyes to watch over me;

God’s ear to hear me,

God’s word to give me speech,

God’s hand to guard me,

God’s way to lie before me,

God’s shield to shelter me,

God’s host to secure me.

~ Celtic Prayer

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Pat Corbin

posted May 5, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Thank you that you are reaching out to people who are in desperate straits. I myself could use your prayer, I am a Christian single parent on disability and the math is just depressing and I cannot afford my depression meds. This is the smaller worry to me as it takes everything I make and then some to just keep a roof. This has really shaken my faith, but I would like to believe that I am grounded and old enough in Christ, to not have these problems(psychological), yet they are there and I go from knowing I need to be here(alive) for the sake of my kids, and not wanting to be here(alive) because I feel so broken, beaten down, and just tired and ready for it to be over with.(this life)
I pray blessings to you for what it is that you do to encourage people who are at their mental and physical end.

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posted May 6, 2009 at 1:50 am

Hi Pat-
I’ve attached the above website for you to try to get your meds for free. I will pray for you and your family…You are not alone! You are the child of a mighty King and He will never leave you to be alone. Do not despair. Take strenght from your children who need you.
Blessings to you and your family

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posted May 6, 2009 at 6:46 am

Pat: These are trying times without a doubt, however they are also times for use to reconnect with God. For too long our society has been focused on the outer world. The world of materialism, this is the time to go within. Many are experiencing the dark night of the soul. This is when profound healing is taking place at a very deep soul level. We may feel like everything is falling apart and it. However we emerge from this time renewed, refreshed and recommitted to Christ our way shower. We emerge VICTORIOUS IN CHRIST. This is the promise.
If you truly believe in Christ then do what you have to do to take care of yourself first. Your children will benefit from a mother who is well and strong. Reach out. When we reach out we find that we are not alone.
I hold you in love and light. I see the Christ in you. Many blessings.
You may want to pick up your bible and read: Psalm 34:18; Proverbs 17:22, Psalm 60:3, Jeremiah 48:22, 2 Corinthians 7:6. During my depression and dark night of the soul I read JOB….

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posted May 6, 2009 at 7:53 am

I am 56 yrs old and I am going through a rough period in my life where is I am facing the possibility of losing my apartment because I am behind in rent. I am trying to be strong and hold on to my faith in god, but it is hard and the fear of not known whether I will be evicted is very hard to deal with and trying to keep everything else going.I need help and guidance.

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Patty Thomson

posted May 8, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Thank you for the great advise and good sources to call when in need. I know others that might be in need and hope to steer them to this site.

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posted May 14, 2009 at 3:26 pm

iam a father of two, and on social secutity, i just had surgery and my child support has just stopped due to another disability,but I due rember when it was worse GODgot me through it, so today is asmaller version of yesterday, my faith justs needs to get better and through the grace of God we all willl have better Faith, Thank You I have to remember, that there is always someone worse than me.

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Laurie Benline

posted November 24, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Both of us My Husband and myself are disabled& we live in a rural area we can not even afford a propane refrigerator most of our food spoils and we went without a vehicle for over eight month’s I have been working on my credit to try to get help, but if I can qualify for a grant it would be an answer to my prayers ! I need guidance Thank you, Laurie with Aloha !

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