Pray…Even When You Don’t Feel Like It


Sometimes there comes a point during a trial that you have no words for God.  You are so tapped out, disappointed, frustrated, hurt or angry that you can’t even pray.  Do it anyway.

There’s a great song by Martina McBride called “Anyway,” which speaks to this.  My favorite part of the song is this:

God is great, but sometimes life ain’t good

When I pray it doesn’t always turn out like I think it should

But I do it anyway

I do it anyway

This is a wonderful reminder that even when life isn’t good, God remains great.  And that sometimes things don’t turn out the way we think they should, but we pray anyway.

What’s the purpose of praying when nothing is going our way?  We have to get out of the mindset that praying is about getting something.  Prayer isn’t a tool we use to manipulate things…

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