How to pray when you haven’t got a prayer

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.

How to Pray When You Haven’t Got a Prayer – Pastor Buddy Owens – Saddleback Church

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:

  1. Crying out to God
  2. Admitting your feelings and your fears (groaning in prayer)
  3. 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.)
  4. Turning your complaints into praise (switching from “God, are you finished being kind?” to “God, You’re amazing!”)
  5. 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.

When God seems far away

Recently, I’ve been going through a spiritual slump and I’ve been looking up encouraging stuff on the internet. Here are a couple of sermons that use “The Song Of Solomon”, one from a Protestant and the other from a Catholic, about what to do when God seems far away. I hope they will help you just as they have helped me, and maybe even more.

Blessed Easter to Catholics and Evangelicals

As Catholics and Evangelicals celebrate Easter today, I want to wish them a blessed Easter Day! Khristós Anésti! Christ has risen!

I also want to invite everyone to pray for the people in Sri Lanka, after several terrorist attacks at 3 SriLankan churches & 3 luxury hotels killed over 185 people and wounded more than 400. May the Lord comfort those suffering. Those who have been killed, eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. Jesus has risen! May they find strength in Him on this most holy day. We ask this in Jesus’ name.