Think of a time when you have truly felt overwhelmed. It often builds slowly, you may feel like you've got this one, you're ok, but stuff just keeps happening and pretty soon, you are buried. Everything comes crashing down on you. You might experience suffocation, panic attacks. Often when we've been through something like that, we at least know that we survive and come out the other side. We might be able to call out, to say the one prayer we can speak - "Help!" We might just be able to go limp and let the wave wash over us, trusting that a silent prayer has been heard.