Prayer isn’t always easy and there can be many issues we struggle with inside our prayer lives. The great thing is, God gives us all the knowledge we need. He will equip us for everything He asks us to do. Since prayer is one of our callings, we know he will equip is for that, too! Read more from today’s post to learn three powerful strategies that will help you transform your prayer life.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed in your prayer life? I think a lot of us do, but it’s easy to get discouraged and feel alone. It’s very true that prayer can be overwhelming, but it’s also true that there are things we can do about it. Keep reading to find out more.
Perhaps you can relate to these thoughts about prayer which have come from my own life and from conversations I’ve had with other people.
*I have a family, a job, and other commitments. It’s hard to find extra time to pray and read the Bible.
*It’s hard to concentrate and I can’t focus when I try to pray.
*I don’t know what to say or how to go about praying the right way.
*There are so many needs. I don’t know how to pray over them all.
*I feel guilty if I spend any time praying for my own needs. Other prayer needs are more important and need all of my attention.
*It’s really hard to let go and let God have control. It involves so much waiting that sometimes I run ahead of God.
Do any of these statements describe something you have struggled with? If so, you are not alone.
Prayer is the answer. We’ve heard this many times and we believe it, too. We know God is faithful. We know He answers. We work hard on our prayer lives and then, out of the blue, it hits us – something really hard. It’s true, sometimes prayer takes us places we’d really rather not be.
We particularly see this in our personal life when we are asking to be set free form the things that hold us back. Sometimes, to work through the setting free, God has to take us into some very unexpected places.
Prayer and perfectionism, they are quite a pair. Prayer is a major key to finding the focus needed to overcome perfectionism, but perfectionism can really hinder prayer. Here’s how you might feel if you are struggling with perfectionism in your prayer life: You might be afraid you don’t know the “right” way to pray. You […]