At times, we may become discouraged in our prayer life when we feel like God has not answered our prayers. When we pray, we want God to answer our prayers – the way we want them answered and when! God always answers our prayers. But, what if He doesn’t answer the way we hoped or when? How do we overcome discouragement in prayer and restore our faith?
God created us to be in relationship with Him, and our relationship grows most with Him when we are in prayerful conversation with Him. I have had those times in my prayer life when I’ve been at a loss for words either because of great pain or I am just in awe of the goodness of the Lord. These 10 things to pray when you aren’t sure what to pray will provide a starting point.
Why doesn’t God protect us from pain? It’s a question many ask in the midst of painful circumstances. We may never know the answer to that question but we know that God is faithful and will see us through the difficulties so we don’t have to face pain alone. Read more for 10 Bible Verses that help us maintain hope in the midst of pain.
For this reader, praying seems so hard. She asked, how do you know the right words to pray? When you pray, you share with Him what’s on your heart just like you would to your best friend or closest relative. God isn’t interested in you choosing the “right words.” He’s interested in something else entirely.
Has God ever challenged you? Perhaps pointed out flaws in your thinking? Had you question whether or not your beliefs have lined up with what He said in His word?
Recently, God has challenged me with regard to my prayer life.
Have you ever prayed, wanting God to hear and answer your prayer, but wondering if He really would? How we pray makes all the difference.
Have you ever been in a place where you called out “Why?” to God? Have you ever wondered if those kinds of prayers are okay? I am delighted to introduce you to my friend, author and speaker, Janet McHenry. Today on the blog Janet answers that question as she discusses The “Why” Prayer. There’s a Book Giveaway so be sure to read to the end!