Sadly, too many Christians feel the hardest thing they do is pray.

Am I alone in this? No, I didn’t think so.

Why should this be?

Isn’t prayer our duty? Shouldn’t it be the joy of our lives? After all, an old Puritan said, “Prayer is the breath of a regenerate soul.”

Christ gives us the privilege of coming before the throne of grace and voicing all our requests, cares, concerns, yes, and even complaints and we are guaranteed help in time of trouble (Hebrews 4:16). And isn’t all of life trouble to some measure?

Then, why is it so hard?

It is hard, dear Christian sister, because we are involved in a spiritual battle that is raging without and within. The world, the flesh, and the devil, battle against us to keep us from the One who loves us.

I am convinced most of us, most of the time, aren’t aware of the spiritual conflict that wages against us.

Paul understood it. He outlines our battle plan from The Commander-in-Chief.

Put on the whole armor of God: Ephesians 6:10-17.

Once armored up, ready for battle, your orders are: Ephesians 6:18.

Pray at all times in the Spirit
With all prayers and supplications
With all perseverance
For all the saints

So Sister, armor up! Prepare for battle. The Spirit helps you pray (Romans 8:26). You are not alone in the battle. Jesus has already won the war and He said we are more than conquerors through Him (Romans 8:37)!

Pray with me. Struggle through it. You will win battles. God is listening.

He is a God who hears and does!

You are loved

One thought on “PRAYER STRUGGLES

  1. When I was younger I struggled with prayer. Over the years I learned just how vital prayer is. It is me talking to God. And now that I have become older praying is so easy for me to do. I talk to God about any and everything. Let me give you an example.

    When I come out of the shower I always say “thank you Lord” now it might not mean anything to anyone else when I tell them that is what I do. But to me it means the world. Because it was Him that was able to allow me to use my joints to have hot water to shower and to still be alive to do it and enjoy myself.

    That is what prayer is to me. I do not know no other way but prayer.

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