How To Pray When It’s Really Hard

I stared helplessly at the wardrobe.

The long days of being ill were evident on the clothes
hung in the closet.
Mumbling and Complaining under my breath as I flipped
them over from side to side.
Words, they were, but I can’t recollect any of it.
Finally, I recalled ‘The Only One’ who can help
“Lord I need you, help me through this”.

hard thing about going through difficulties is trusting God and praying in the midst of it.
It’s hard because we tend to focus on the
It’s hard because we want to wake up and realise
all of it is a dream.
But the situation is here with us and threatening
to steal our hearts from ‘the One’ who can help us overcome them.

life feels upside down, we need come to the place of worship where our heart draws
closer to His.
I want to pray.
I really want to pray especially in those hard
But truthfully, sometimes it is hard.
Even if it were only a whisper, the Lord hears.
When we are weak, only the Lord is strong enough
to bear us up.
His strength is all we need on those days.
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My heart wants to linger in His presence but
sometimes I am distracted by the trolls of failures, the noise of
disappointments, the parade of all the things not working. 

There are many times
we want to pray but the wave of distractions pulls our hearts away from where
it ought to be. Where it ought to be is right there in His Presence.
He didn’t say we will never come through this
He didn’t say He was never going to be there with
But He said He will never leave us of forsake us.
Even if His silence screams in these bends, our hearts
should learn to trust that He is right in the midst of it all.
When the Hebrew boys were thrown into the furnace,
He didn’t leave them alone, He was there.
When Daniel was thrown into the den, He was there
When the Israelites went through the Red Sea, He
was there.
you are too feeble to pray,

à Remember He
hears your cries and knows your deepest desires and your struggles. (Isaiah 30:19)
à Remember, you
don’t have to pray all perfect.
He needs all of your heart instead. (Psalm 34:18)
à Remember, Jesus
intercedes for you (Romans 8:34)
There’s no need to hide your hurt, pain or failure bring
all of that burden to Him. (Matthew 11:28)
That’s what I want you to know.
Next time when praying in the midst of failures,
disappointments, difficulties or sickness or whatever life challenges you are
faced with, remember to …

Pray with Gratitude: Let
God know you are grateful for how far He has brought you
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto
Philippians 4:6

Pray with Repentance:
your sins be uncovered (Proverbs 28:13) and take away everything that wants to put a gap between
you and Jesus.
 Lord‘s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear
heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between
you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not

Pray with Confidence:
your heart safely trust in God and come to His throne with boldness because He
is your Father and He is faithful.

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:16

Pray with Faith: How
can we receive anything without believing that He is? Faith in Christ no matter
Let us draw near with a true heart in full
assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil
conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 
Hebrews 10:12
My Prayer for You
Dear Lord I pray for my friend who is seated behind the screen who is feels too weak to pray or is tired of her situation. I pray earnestly that you hear her even if it were only a whisper. I pray that you turn around her situaiton for good in Jesus name.Fill her up with your strenght dear Lord. Help her through her life battles and let her enjoy more grace and victory in Jesus name.

By His Great Grace,

Ifeoma Samuel.
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