When You Don’t Feel Like Praying To God
Praying is the process of communicating with our Father; the process of discussing, interceding, or simply adoring His presence. The keyword I want you to get there is communication. So let’s rephrase the topic once more; when you don’t feel like communicating with God.
9 After this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Our Father seeks to fellowship with us every day, but we get so busy with the daily activities that we forget to pray. Sometimes we also get overwhelmed with what life throws at us that we forget there is a God who cares. A wise man once said, if there is a mouth to pray, there is a God to answer. When you do not feel like praying, that should be the best time to pray!
Why we don’t feel like praying
One of the major reasons we don’t feel like praying is because we are drifting away from God’s presence; this leads to the inability to come before Him and talk things out. The moment you notice you do not feel like praying that is the moment you call on the Holy Spirit for help.
Romans 8:26-27 “26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”
How to pray an effective prayer
The reason it seems as if there is no answer forthcoming is that we do not pray the right way. What most Christians call prayer is complains, murmur and ingratitude. The Lord Jesus showed us the pattern of how to pray in Matthew 6:9-13
Step one: Acknowledge who God is (Our Father), worship Him for who He is (Hallowed be thy name). We can’t just come into His presence with complaints and a heavy heart. Psalm 100: 4 “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”
Step two: pray for the Kingdom (Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven) pray for souls to be saved. Pray for the unsaved souls, intercedes for your neighbor who has not encounter Christ. It is not all about me, myself and I.
Step three: you can ask for whatever you desire (Give us this day our daily bread) Matthew 7:7
Step four: Ask for mercy (Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors) “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed because his compassions fail not.” Lamentations 3:22
Step five: Ask for direction, He sees the end from the beginning, He knows what you need. He is your Anchor, the best director. (Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil)
Step Six: End your prayer with thanksgiving (For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen
Remember prayer is communication; it’s a conversation between two or more persons. You can just talk and then rush out. Learn to listen to God; He is always communicating with us, but we are too busy to hear Him.
As you begin to pray in line with the Word of God, may the good Lord continue to direct, guide, and teach you. Amen.
ENCOURAGE YOURSELF:Remember the devil doesn’t want you to pray. When you read your bible, fast and pray it will make all the difference in your life. Along with living a holy and sanctified life. God will hear your prayers, and will answer them. Trust in God and hold strong to Gods unchanging hand.