There is a quote by Ben Franklin that sums it all up nicely, "God helps those who help themselves." This is probably the most quoted phrase that is thought to come from the Bible but does not. It is in fact a quote by Ben Franklin that was published in a 1757 issue of Poor Richard's Almanac. The Bible actually teaches just the opposite (no wonder there are so many lazy louts out there!). There are multiple verses that express quite clearly that God helps the helpless.
Isaiah 25:4 - "For you have been a defense for the helpless, a defense for the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat..."
Romans 5:6 - "For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly."
Matthew 5:3-10 - The Beatitudes are huge in this message of how to become "sheeple":
Regardless, the words of each are beautiful and completely typify the faith system from which they come.
One set of footprints there was seen.
The footprints of the Goddess they were,
But mine were not along the shore.
But then some stranger prints appeared,
and I asked Her, "What have we here?
These prints are large and round and neat,
But much too big to be from feet."
"My child," She said in somber tones,
"For miles I carried you alone.
I challenged you to walk in faith,
But you refused and made me wait.
You would not learn, you would not grow.
The walk of faith, you would not know,
So I got tired, I got fed up,
And there I dropped you on your butt.
Because in life, there comes a time,
When one must fight, and one must climb,
When one must rise and take a stand,
Or leave their butt prints in the sand."