“I don’t want to pray,” she mumbled through clenched teeth, “I want to do something about it!” Most of us have felt this way at one time or another. We know that prayer is valuable, but we wish it felt more powerful. In a crisis, prayer seems like a weak or ineffectual response. Why sit around with closed eyes and hands clasped in supplication when we need to take action?
Our relationship with prayer is complicated. Since this is a primary way to converse with God, of course the forces of evil attack our prayer life with uncertainty, doubt, restlessness, or confusion.
“I don’t know if God hears me or cares what is going on in my life. And besides, I’m not even sure if He is willing to take action.”
“When people say, ‘I heard the Lord,’ I have no idea how that works. Is it an audible voice? How do they know it is God and not last night’s tacos?”
“I try to pray, but my thoughts are just all over the place. I can’t focus to save my life.”
“I’m afraid of praying what I want and not what God wants. I mean, is it right to ask for the rain to stay away just because my favorite football team is playing a big game?”
“I’ve heard that if I doubt when I pray then God won’t answer my prayers. But really? I doubt all the time! Does this mean that my prayers are just hitting a brick wall?”
We too have struggled with these questions. You are not alone. Cultivating a Powerful Prayer Life is designed to help you to open the potential of prayer in your life. When we are confronted with a massive topic like prayer, we ask God to show us the small, simple first step that we can take. And then. We. Listen.
Our desire at Flourish is to create space for you to encounter God. Although prayer is a complicated issue, God knows what you need personally to move forward into a thriving prayer life. He longs to lead you forward. He is not a God of confusion or chaos. He is a God of clarity and peace.
Join us for A Summer to Flourish as we jump into Thirty Days of Cultivating a Powerful Prayer Life.
Together as FlourishWomen, we will experience how a shift in perspective can help us to see the God at work in our lives, growing in His Word and thriving where we are planted. Our prayers empowering His promises to blossom and flourish within our hearts.
We have curated a month of powerful prayer to cultivate the soil of your heart with a FREE Bible study packet, weekly prayer challenges, encouraging devotionals, Scripture art prints, and our ENGAGE prayer method!
OK, enough already, let’s get started!