What If I Don’t Want to Pray?
Few disciplines in the Christian life are as difficult as private prayer, as even great Christians testify. Consider John Bunyan’s words: “Many times I know not what to pray for, I am so blind, nor how to pray” (Romans 8:26). Sometimes we get into a “prayer rut” and need a fresh awakening to get our prayer lives back on track.
1. Begin every day with God.
“In the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch,” says Psalm 5:3. Henry Ford writes that it is our responsibility to begin every day with God, and that as we prepare for the day’s work, let us commit it all to God.
2. Spend every day with God.
“Pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances,” Paul tells the Thessalonians. Constant dependence is a child’s attitude toward his father. If you are sad, pray to God; if you are happy, sing praises to God.
3. Close every day with God.
“Let this still every storm, command and create a calm in thy soul,” says Psalm 119:8. We should be grateful for God’s provision of rest, a place to lay our heads, and health and peace of mind at the end of the day.
Prayer Begets Prayer
There are other things we can do to help fix the inadequacies of our prayer lives, but I have found that secret times with the Lord are more frequent and blessed as a result of the simple routine of beginning the day with God, communing with him frequently throughout the day, and remembering him before sleeping.
What would happen if a person has no prayer life?
Doubts, discouragement, fatigue, distraction, inner restlessness, haste, despair, and self-righteousness can be enemies of prayer, fostering disunity. Life without prayer is a life without power.
Does praying help with love?
Faith is an important part of the journey to finding true love: pray for healing from past heartbreak, pray to be prepared for a true and healthy love, and pray for the soul mate who is meant to be by your side in life. It is a beautiful thing when two loving souls come together.
Why is Prayerlessness a sin?
3. All obedience is righteousness, while all disobedience is evil doing. The Lord has given us this command to pray, and if we do not follow it, we are clearly sinning against Him.
How important is prayer in your life?
Prayer is your conversation with God; it’s how you can build a personal, meaningful relationship with the God of the universe who loves you; it’s how he can work miracles in your heart; and it’s how he can align your life with his vision and plans through prayer.
Can you pray for someone to love you back?
As a believer, one of the best things you can do is pray for someone you love to return, as prayers can help heal broken relationships. God has a unique way of creating relationships; all you have to do is tell him who you love through prayer, and your soul mate will appear.
Does God show you your soulmate?
According to the Bible, there is no such thing as a “soulmate.” While there can be a soul tie or bond formed when a person is intimate with another person, the Bible does not mention a predestined relationship between two people.
How do you pray for someone you love back?
Dear Lord, please accept this prayer and return my love; my faith is strong, and I know that you can help me in any situation; however, I am heartbroken because my loved one has vanished, and I pray to you to return her/him.
Does God command us to pray?
u201cThen Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.u201d As you can see, the Bible commands us to pray and tells us what it accomplishes, so take advantage of this wonderful gift known as prayer.
What the Bible says about laziness?
“Diligent hands will rule, but laziness will lead to forced labor.” “A sluggard’s appetite is never satisfied, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.” “All hard work brings profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
Where in the Bible does it say not to pray?
Then, in Exodus 14:15, God essentially tells Moses, “Stop praying!” Now, as a pastor who preaches on prayer all the time, I find that very interesting, and I will state unequivocally that I would never tell anyone to stop praying.
What are the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
Why is prayer so powerful?
Prayer is a powerful weapon available to anyone who loves God and knows His son Jesus Christ. Prayer energizes a believer’s heart through the power of the Holy Spirit, and consistent prayer releases the power of God’s blessing on your life and circumstances.
Why do we need to pray if God knows everything?
We acknowledge our reliance on the Lord and his grace and mercy when we pray. God doesn’t need your prayers because He knows exactly what you need before you even ask, but we desperately need Him in our lives, so our prayers are a proactive act of faith on our part.