When You Can't Even Pray

5 things to do when you feel too sick, discouraged, confused, frustrated, or distracted to pray. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Biblestudy

Have you ever felt so discouraged that you couldn’t pray? 

Chronic health problems, broken relationships, death, discouragement, or other hardships can make it hard to concentrate in prayer.

So what should you do if you find yourself in this situation?

1. Ask God for help.

Romans 8:26: And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.

2. Ask a friend to pray with you and share encouraging Psalms (Ephesians 5:19).

3. Pray prayers found in Scripture.
See: 6 Good Prayers from the Epistles and 10 Good Prayers from the Psalms.

4. Listen to familiar hymns or praise songs and sing along.
See: Music Appreciation.

5. Recite Scriptures you’ve memorized in the past or read your favorite passages (Hebrews 4:12).

When you're struggling, these things can help.

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5 things to do when you feel too sick, discouraged, confused, frustrated, or distracted to pray.





5 things to do when you feel too sick, discouraged, confused, frustrated, or distracted to pray.

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Thank you so much. The picture speaks volumes. What a blessing.

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  2. thank you I needed to read this today

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  3. God bless you.again and again.

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  4. Thank you for the encouragement.When my dad passed away recently it has been difficult to pray.

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  5. Thank you. I have been so upset over my daughter and her husband leaving the church and she commiting adultery. They are divorcing. She has chosen to lead and "alternative lifestyle". I am sickened by her sinful choices. We were so close. She is our baby and our only girl. We did everything together. Since she left the church she has said hurtful things accusing her father and I of horrible things she has told terrible lies and she was once such a loving, trustworthy, dependable, daughter. We miss who she was and are desperately concerned for her eternity. I have been so tired of praying for her hardened heart. She refuses to communitcate with us, see us, visit. I have no idea how else to pray.

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    1. Dear Denise,
      I'm so sorry for what you are suffering. I pray that you will feel God's comfort and guidance, and I pray that your daughter will turn from her sins and realize her need for the Lord.

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