Prayer Problems

Spending Quality Time with God…Just Because He’s God

When our prayer times become crowded with too many requests squeezed into too little time, this poetic prayer by Merissa Lee Kelley helps us learn the art of enjoying God’s company and resting in His embrace via quality prayer time that is “beneficial and healthy to our spiritual, emotional and physical well being.” Merissa’s Story…

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Praying Through Anger

Recently, someone asked me “how do you pray when you are angry?”  A provocative question for sure since anger seems to block any desire to pray.  I’ve developed a way to pray through anger by using the example of what Christ did when He was angry.   How to pray this way: 1.  Remind yourself…

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Praying When You Receive a “No” Answer from God

It is not unusual for God to answer “no” concerning one of our prayer requests.  Here are ways to continue in an honest, positive and productive prayer conversation with God after a “no” answer. How to do this prayer practice: 1. Be aware that sometimes the answer is “no.” I asked God time and time…

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Praying to Get Past Discouragement

We all face discouragement and disappointment.  The following interactive prayer can help us get past our disappointment and go on with our mission. How to do this prayer practice: 1.  Allow yourself to admit you’re discouraged. The truth is everyone gets discouraged.  In fact, the greater the desire in your heart to help others, the…

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My Prayer Bloopers

  The Bible says that God loves a cheerful giver and I believe He also loves a cheerful pray-er, someone who can smile and even laugh when they get tongue tied and say funny things during prayer.  I believe that even this is from the Holy Spirit, especially when we do a blooper in a…

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Feeling Unworthy to Pray or Ask

Sometimes when we pray we think we need to do things to earn God’s favor.  While nothing can ever stop the Father from caring for and loving you, nothing you can ever do can qualify you for that love. “I’m absolutely convinced that nothing – nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow,…

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Waiting for Answers

Have you been praying for something for so long, you are about to give up? It is difficult to ‘wait on the Lord’ for renewal and answers. Jesus said, ‘I am the Road, the Truth and the Life.  No one can get to the Father apart form me.”  John 14:6 (The Message) Why do we…

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Weakness and Helplessness

There is nothing attractive in the state of helplessness. But thankfully it can be used to make prayer very attractive. I’ve been the balloon full of air, only to find out I am not tied properly, and the air I am projecting is hurling me against walls.    I’ve seen the bottom of my checking account…

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Afraid to Pray About the Small Stuff

I’ve been in Prayer Groups where women are afraid to bring up what they consider to be small stuff.  Let me tell you why I think they shouldn’t be afraid to bring them up. My boys tried little league baseball.  Didn’t like it.  Football?  Same thing.  After a long line of other sport-attempts, they found…

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Praying for the Wrong Thing

While my son was praying that God would get him a pet snake, I was praying that no snakes of any sort would ever be in this house!   So, you think they’re pretty?  I don’t.  Never even considered them ‘pretty’ till I had my first little boy, who pointed out the ‘beauty angle’.     “Can I…

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