Question of the Day: What Types of Issues Do You Find It Difficult To Pray Over?

“When it seems hardest to pray, pray hardest” I saw this quote on a church probably 17 years ago. I was on a dark road going to a small town named Bellefonte, PA to pick up a friend who had been arrested for stealing bikes (I think) no not motorcycles but bicycles. I was frustrated that I was the only person that they could get in touch with and I did not like being on the stretch of road from Happy Valley to Bellefonte. However seeing as how the details of the trip and what happened once we got there and back are almost all gone, but the quote is still in my head, I have to believe that the whole ordeal was so that I would read exactly what I did. There are times when I find it hard to pray and every time that quote pops back up like a piece of toast flying out of a toaster.
However, it still doesn’t make praying at certain times any easier. So my question for you today dear friends is, what types of issues arise in your life that you have a hard time getting on your knees and praying about? I know we are all good Christian folks and we never have a hard time talking to God. Yeah right, if that is you then your job is to answer the question how did you get to a point where you are so comfortable with yourself that you don’t have difficulty talking to God?
For me I have an issue praying over things I feel He has equipped me to handle. For instance, the things that I know are part of my calling or destiny. I feel at times like God has given me so much to make me a capable person that when I fall short or when things in those areas are not coming together as they should that praying over it sometimes feels like whining or being a baby. That I should be more focused on making the best or using what He has given me to the best of my ability. I know that I am not in control. I know that everything is His plan and not mine but I also feel like at some point we need to mature to a place where we truly apply ourselves and not just pray for the easy fix. I’m not sure if this is Biblically correct but it is how I feel. I welcome your input so feel free to jump all over it with scripture or anything else. I stay in constant chatter with God throughout the day, I talk to Him consistently about all kinds of things, does that count as prayer or chit chat? So family members that read this, no I am not always talking to myself sometimes I am talking to God!
So what about you, do you have a hard time praying over your finances, relationship? Do you feel that you are an effective prayer? That’s another thing, at times I feel like some of my prayers sound much like my blogs read. Do you go to God over everything or just major things? Oh here is a good one, if you came down with a sickness that was indicative of your lifestyle, would you feel like you should pray to God over it or would you feel like it was punishment and not pray? How about where you pray, do you think it matters? We have 6 children so sometimes the only place I have any peace and quiet is in the restroom, does that matter? I’m not trying to be offensive in any way, but I am sure I am not the only one with these types of questions. Also, do you think God will keep bringing you to a place repeatedly until you can pray about it?
As I have stated before, this website is part of my families journey. The things I talk about are things that I experience in my pursuance of a right and proper relationship with God. So comments and advice are always welcome as I strive to be a more whole and transparent person to improve my relationship with God and my family. Ya’ll through comments become an extension of that family so get to talkin’!
Be Blessed
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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