When prayer has become depressing

Beach CompanionsIt’s been difficult to pray lately. I know “my help comes from the Lord (Psalm 121:2),” but I have been overwhelmed with anxiety for others. I’m actually starting to lose sleep over others prayer needs.
So I’ve been taking the opportunity in the morning (not at night anymore) to spend time in prayer as I walk the dog, and to pray positively.

I have decided to spend more time focusing on God’s promises than on life’s problems. Prayer should not be based on a feeling, but on a decision of the mind. It’s something we call faith. God would want us to pray like we had faith. Faith that He was truly going to act in our circumstances. God may not answer our prayers the way we want Him to, but we should not fear the outcome “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7, NKJV).

God allows difficulties to come our way, but He also shows us that if we are right with God, we can grow in God’s great power and experience joy and peace even in the midst of difficulties.

Remember to:

Present your requests in-faith/positively (don’t beg or plead)

Ask for guidance

Pray with thankfulness

Don’t forget to pray about your dreams in life.

Go forward believing; hold your head up, and leave your requests to the power and the will of God. If your prayers don’t come true, don’t get depressed and most of all don’t lose hope. Always remember that God may be preparing a better way for you and others. Remember also that in every failure and success there is always a reason. When God closes one door, He opens another.

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3 thoughts on “When prayer has become depressing

  1. Thank you for this excellent wisdom! When I have difficulty praying I sometimes “pray” by saying absolutely nothing and focusing on His presence, promise, and guidance. That often brings the greatest peace of all. Have a wonderful day : )

  2. Pingback: A Grain of Sand | Kim's What's Up

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