What Do You Do When Prayer is Hard?

What do you do when you just can’t seem to pray? Everything is blocked up. When there’s no communication between you and God, it just seems hard and fruitless and you can easily give up. Let me give you two things that I think are important for those of you who are in a place where prayer is just hard.


One is Hebrews 4:16 which says, “We come boldly to the throne of God.” God is not embarrassed by your despair. He’s not bothered by your hurts. He’s not unconcerned with your mental attitude, but He wants you to come boldly to Him. He wants you to run to Him and say, “God I need You! I need You to help me. I need You to straighten me out. I need You to figure out my thoughts. I am in a battle and, Lord, I need You! I come boldly to You. I don’t come with a timid spirit, I come with a bold spirit that You are God and I’m not and You have the answers.”


The second thing that is important, is to pray honestly. We have a great example in King David. This was his prayer, his communication, his conversation with God in Psalm 13: it says, “How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?” Note the sarcasm. “How long will You hide Your face from me? How long must I wrestle in my thoughts, with sorrow in my heart each day? How long will my enemies dominate me?” David just pours his heart out, honestly. When is the last time you had an honest conversation with God? “God, I’m afraid. God, I’m concerned. God, I’m wrong, I’m addicted, I’m hurting.” God says, “Come boldly. Come honestly.” When you do, there’s a divine order that takes place. Someone defined this divine order as the synchronization between God’s plans and yours when you invite God into the planning process of your life. When you say, “God, fix it for me. Rearrange my life. I want to get an upgrade in my relationship with You. I want to know and hear You. I want to come to You. I need You.” That brings divine order.


It is my prayer that those who read this who are stuck, will find life. Life in their relationship with the Holy Spirit which brings us to a greater understanding of the incredible Christ, who then also helps us understand the heart of the Father.