Sunday, June 21, 2009
How do you pray when you are deperessed?
It is so easy to pray and thank God for all the good things in your life when you are not deperessed. As long as things are going fine and we have money in the bank to pay for the things we need, I can sing praises all day long and into the night.
But it is during those times when life is the darkest that I I find it hard to pray. Oh, but I still pray. I pray as I wash dishes or lay on the courch watching tv. or while I am on the computer. I have my little chats with God no matter what. I won't let anything stop me from doing that. I had to tell Satan to get behind me a few times the other day but I did manage to do it.
First of all, jesus does not like repetitive prayers. Saying the same thing over and over just does not do it for him. It does not seem to come from the heart when you do that. Each prayer should be unique and not rushed. We need to remember who we are praying to and how to pray to God the father. He is our father and we must always praise him in our prayers and thank he for what he has done for us. He espects us to do it in private and not ramble on the way some religions do.
The Lords Prayer is the prefect model to be used but not one to be used over and over. We need to honor God, ask Forgiveness and forgive those who have offended us in any way.
You can ask God for wisdom, health or whatever but remember that His will is what will be done. You may not like the answer but He will always answer. There is no such ting as an unanswered prayer. His answer is yes, later, or no. You must accept the answer He gives and know it is beause His will, will be done.