In this video from Saddleback Church’s YouTube channel, Pastor Buddy Owens offers some helpful advice about how to pray when you’re going through a time of turmoil and crisis and you feel like you don’t have a prayer.
Turning to Psalm 77 as an example of how to pray when you’re going through a season of darkness and confusion, Pastor Owens lists 5 important steps:
- Crying out to God
- Admitting your feelings and your fears (groaning in prayer)
- Appealing to God’s faithfulness (meditating on the many ways in which God has blessed you before, thinking about the things that God has already done for you, how He saved you, how He got you out of a tight spot in the past, what you were facing, what His timing was, what difference it made etc.)
- Turning your complaints into praise (switching from “God, are you finished being kind?” to “God, You’re amazing!”)
- 5. Following fearlessly (follow God into the unknown)
I hope this will help you if you ever find yourself in a season of confusion when praying and remaining faithful to God look like difficult tasks.