By now, most of us have heard the popular phrase, “The Lord wants me to pray, but he doesn’t want me to do it.”
The implication is that you are going to pray to God but you’re not going to be able to do so because God doesn’t believe in you.
I believe the phrase is an accurate description of a number of issues that can plague faith communities, especially when they are dealing with a difficult time.
Here are some ways you can make a prayer more personal.
Don’t try to pray for someone you don’t know or trust.
Some of the most common reasons people say they can’t pray include: They are in a situation where they are alone or in a community of people who are not praying with them.
They are experiencing personal or family tragedy, such as loss of a loved one, or have an illness that makes it difficult for them to pray.
If you are feeling overwhelmed by prayers that seem overwhelming, consider praying with someone you know.
You may find yourself asking for God’s help.
Your loved one or someone you trust may be praying for you, too.
They might be asking God for their life back or help in their quest for a cure.
Sometimes prayer can be a way to find support.
For example, someone who feels alone or lonely in the midst of a difficult situation might need to pray with someone they know or with a trusted friend or family member.
Ask God to send you help, comfort, or reassurance.
This can be especially meaningful when you are in crisis.
If your prayer is not a way for you to connect with God, you may feel overwhelmed and can feel like your prayers are not helping.
This is also a good time to ask if God is available for you.
Many religions offer services that can help you find someone who is able to pray and share with you personal, spiritual, and practical needs.
In some cases, God is sending someone who may be able and willing to help you.
Ask if you can be healed by praying.
If someone who needs help is not praying, that person may not be able or willing to pray about their pain.
Often, praying with your loved one may be the first step in finding a prayer team or group.
Sometimes people are in the process of healing, but praying with God can help them feel more comfortable and give them the confidence to begin to heal.
Sometimes, prayer can help heal some deep wounds.
If prayer is going to hurt, consider it a sign that God is waiting for you and that you should pray now.
This might mean waiting until after you are healed, before you start praying.
Don.t just pray, ask for help.
As I have written about before, prayer and faith are often linked in some ways.
Prayer and faith often involve asking for a special thing from God.
For instance, if you are praying for healing, you might ask God to heal your child or friend.
Sometimes God will give you something specific that you can do for them.
Sometimes He will tell you how to pray better, how to use prayer as a weapon in your life, or what prayer means to you.
For people in these situations, it may be easier to ask for the help they need, rather than waiting for something from God that may not come.
If God wants to give you healing, pray for it.
Ask for a miracle.
If an unexpected, unexpected event comes along that you want to avoid or be thankful for, pray about the possibility of that happening.
This kind of prayer is a way of asking God to help yourself and others in a time of need.
The same principle applies to when you’re struggling to find a prayer partner or family.
You might ask for a spiritual ally, a family member who can help ease your pain and your anxiety.
Ask a friend to pray in your place.
If it is too difficult to ask someone to pray at home, consider asking someone who can offer support and help.
When you are struggling with your faith, you can ask God for comfort, help, and a sense of hope that you will be able pray in His presence again.
Ask someone you respect to pray as well.
If that person is a friend or loved one of yours, you are probably thinking of a friend, neighbor, or relative who is also praying.
You can also ask someone you have known and trust to pray on your behalf.
These prayers are similar to prayers offered by other people in your community.
When someone asks you to pray or to share their experience, ask a question.
Some questions may be related to a prayer you have already been asked and/or someone you pray with regularly.
Ask these questions in a calm, confident voice, but also keep in mind that many people have a very different experience from you and they may be feeling overwhelmed.
Ask about your faith.
When a person says, “I know what you are asking, but I can’t help you,” it is important to remember that many of these prayers are very