When You Struggle to Pray
Every Christian has experienced this feeling: you know you need to pray, but you can’t find the words. Thankfully, we don’t have to be stuck in this situation because there are some fundamental truths we can remember when we struggle to pray.
Remember the Bible Gives You Encouragement to Pray
If you’re having trouble praying, try reading your Bible and asking questions that can lead to prayer. Because God inspired the writing of Scripture, it all testifies to him and invites us to come to him. This isn’t an exhaustive list of questions to ask, but they can lead to serious and deliberate times of prayer.
Remember the Father Invites You to Pray
This phenomenon means we hear things in the Bible that we don’t hear anywhere else; from now on, let every worry, fear, and anxiety prompt you to come to the Father in prayer. Self-help gurus tell us to get rid of people in our lives whose problems weigh us down.
Remember Jesus Represents You as You Pray
When you don’t know what to pray for, ask the Spirit for guidance. Remember, your position as a child of the King does not depend on your goodness or inherit worthiness.
What does the Bible say about struggling with prayer?
Many people I meet want to pray, or want to pray better, but they struggle because u201cwe do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for wordsu201d (Romans 8:26 ESV).
What to do when you are struggling to pray?
When You’re Struggling to Pray, There’s Only One Solution
- Pray for a relationship with God.
- Pray for who God is.
- Pray for your eyes to be opened to the possibilities of a relationship with God.
- Pray for enlightenment in prayer.
- Pray for God’s strength and power to fill you.
What does God say when we are struggling?
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Psalm 112:1, 7-8 Praise the Lord! Happy are those who fear the Lord.
How do you pray to God during difficult times?
Help me to not be afraid of the future, but to boldly trust that you are in control when my emotions overwhelm me and I don’t know what to say; and when I can’t speak and don’t know what to say, help me to “Be still, and know that you are God.” Be my comforter, healer, and bring me peace, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
What are the most powerful Bible verses?
My Top 10 Bible Verse Powerhouses
- 1 Corinthians 15:19. If our only hope in this life is in Christ, we will be the most miserable of all men.
- Hebrews 13:6. So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper
- I will not be afraid.”
- Matthew 6:26.
- Proverbs 3:5-6.
- 1 Corinthians 15:58.
- John 16:33.
- Matthew 6:31-33.
What does the Bible say about praying for souls?
Should Christians pray for the dead? The Bible tells us that a person’s life will be judged, so nothing we pray after they die will make a difference. The Bible also makes it clear that God is the judge, so our prayers pleading with God for mercy on the dead would be in vain.
How do you pray for strength?
Dear God, please give me strength when I am weak, love when I am lonely, courage when I am afraid, wisdom when I am foolish, comfort when I am alone, hope when I am rejected, and peace when I am in turmoil.
How can I make my prayers more powerful?
But knowing how to pray can be difficult, as Jesus’ disciples discovered, and I hope they will inspire you to make 2021 a year of prayer.
- Thank him.
- Ask for God’s will.
- Say what you need.
- Ask for forgiveness.
- Pray with a friend.
- Pray the Word.
- Memorize Scripture.
Does the Bible say we should pray for others?
u201cConfess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed; the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.u201d I think it’s a beautiful thing that God gives us glimpses of our relationship with Him in our relationships with others.
Does God give us struggles?
Whether it’s a breakup, a death, a failure, or a loved one who has been diagnosed, God puts us through many difficulties in life.
How do you trust God when life is hard?
When life gets tough, how do you trust God?
- Having faith in God during difficult times comes from prayer.
- Having faith in God during difficult times comes from growing your faith.
- Having faith in God during difficult times comes from remembering how He has blessed you in the past.
- Put God first every day, not just during your struggles.
What does spiritual struggle mean?
Spiritual struggles refer to disagreements with God/Higher Power, oneself, and others over spiritual matters, which cause distressing emotions and raise questions about one’s spiritual path in life. Divine struggles with God/Higher Power – disagreements with God/Higher Power.
What is a good prayer for healing?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
How do I accept God’s timing?
It’s difficult to wait for God’s timing, but God’s timing is always perfect.
- #1: Waiting on God’s plans takes patience and faith.
- #2: Waiting is difficult, but it serves a purpose.
- 1) Pray.
- 2) Read Your Bible.
- 3) Surrender to the Process.
- 4) Think about the Lessons in the Wait.
- 5) Focus on the Blessings.
Do you have faith in God during hard times?
It can be difficult to trust God during difficult times, according to Second Corinthians 5:7, but as believers, we know that His ways are not our ways, and that He will ultimately work all things for good (Isaiah 55:8-9, Romans 8:28). Having faith in God’s presence can help you find peace.