When Praying Is Hard To Do

woman-kneeling-at-crossLuk_15:7  I say unto you, that even so there shall be joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine righteous persons, who need no repentance.

I have a deep inner sense of unworthiness and it’s interfering with my relationship with God.  I have other blogs and the words flow easily and freely. I feel it inside when I’m ready to post here, there is a sense of halting and hesitation.  I try to isolate the feeling this morning and it comes to me.  Who the heck do I think I am to have the nerve to write about God?  I certainly am not any authority, I don’t even know if I have a right to write. Ooops, if anything, these type of thoughts are more from the devil than a heavenly source.

I know in my heart God isn’t sitting in Heaven, looking at me with admonishment and recrimination.  But, I haven’t prayed in so long, a part of me imagines He will say,

“Who are you, I don’t recognize you?”

The Bible, being the authority on all questions relating to a relationship with God says,

Hebrews 8:12 For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.

But how many times have I been in this place of saying,

“God, I’m sorry I haven’t prayed in so long.”

I have to believe I’m not unique and will  be forgiven the 66th time I have relapsed into non-prayer.

Matthew 18:21-22 21Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “LORD, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

Listening to Christian Music has always helped me get close to God when it’s been hard to pray and I  will go and do that right now.  I remember I have other examples of what to do when praying is hard also. Stay tuned I’ll share and do them at the same time.

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~ by Andrea T on April 13, 2018.

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