A way to seek help from others (and God).
1) Let them know details of your problem. And request help.
2) Leave it on them to decide to help you or not to help you. Do not ask for a reply. Let them decide how and when they may want to help you. Sometimes, they may want to help you through their contacts without coming into picture.
3) Do not ever ever think that they have a duty to help you. They may be in a high position and it may be very easy to help you. But that does not mean, that they have a duty to help you. If they helped you once, it does not mean that have duty to help you second time also.
4) The above 1 to 3 is also a good method for praying for help to God.