When It’s Hard To Pray

when its hard to pray

Bible reading: Romans 8:26-27

There is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. —Psalm 139:4

The Bible tells us that God knows our every thought and every word on our tongue (Psalm 139:1-4). And when we don’t know what to pray for, the Holy Spirit “makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:26).

These biblical truths assure us that we can have communication with God even without a word being spoken, because He knows the intentions and desires of our heart. What a comfort when we are perplexed or in deep distress! We don’t have to worry if we can’t find the words to express our thoughts and feelings. We don’t have to feel embarrassed if sometimes our sentences break off half-finished. God knows what we were going to say. We don’t have to feel guilty if our thoughts wander and we have to struggle to keep our minds focused on the Lord.

And for that matter, we don’t have to worry about a proper posture in prayer. If we are elderly or arthritic and can’t kneel, that’s okay. What God cares about is the posture of our heart.

What a wonderful God! No matter how much you falter and stumble in our praying, He hears us. His heart of infinite love responds to the needs and emotions of our own inarticulate heart. So keep on praying! —Vernon Grounds

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire,
Unuttered or expressed,
The motion of a hidden fire
That trembles in the breast. —Montgomery

Prayer does not require eloquence but earnestness.


Karina – Daily Bread devotional

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14 thoughts on “When It’s Hard To Pray

  1. Hi Karina, i like this post. Praying is not about what we say , it’s not about how our body posture , it’s not about the place where we pray . But prayer is a heart attitude of worship in truth and sincerity.
    Oh, and Thank you so much for taking the time to read my posts . You are my sister in Christ who are very supportive and always encouraging 🙂 I really appreciate your efforts to write a comment in Indonesian language. You are wonderful 🙂 I definitely will frequently visit your blog 🙂 God bless .

    • Dear Irene.
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. All of your comment are right. Sometimes we got stuck in find eloquence words but indeed God dont want beautiful word to say but how we prepare our heart to talk with Him. Well, I am so sorry if my indonesian language was very bad. I already forgot so many indonesian vocabulary. Many love and blessing to you and have a great day.

  2. Pingback: “When It’s Hard To Pray” 10/03/2014 by Karina Susanto | God's group

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