The Christian prayer life can sometimes feel stale. It doesn’t mean your faith is weak, or that you’re doing something wrong—so don’t get hung up on it! It just happens. But if you want to connect with God and don’t know how to pray, or simply don’t feel like praying…then these everyday prayers are for you. 


When Will the Sun Come Out?

You know what’s wonderful? Sitting near a window on a rainy day with a cup of something hot in your hands—especially if that something hot also has milk and sugar in it. Okay, oat milk. Or almond milk. Or coconut milk. Or corn milk (is that a thing? Yep, it is!). 

You know what’s not wonderful? Waking up to the 6th and 7th and 12th day of rain (or snow!) in a row. When the clouds roll in and stay for a while it can lead to a nagging sense of negativity or sadness that just won’t give. So this year, when we make our 38th cashew milk latte and notice the rain (or snow!) falling again, we’re meditating on this scripture and praying this prayer… 

“…even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you” (Psalm 139:12).


A Prayer for Seasonal Depression

Light of the World, fill my heart with joy and peace, even as darkness surrounds me. Jesus, you spent 40 days in the wilderness, give me your strength to bear these 40+ days without sun. Help me sense your presence in the midst of sadness. Help me find joy in the midst of this nagging negativity. And help these struggles lead me to depend more on you. Amen. 


*Note: We are not experts on what to do with seasonal depression, but we’ve experienced it a bit (thanks, Michigan). If you struggle with depression, or if your seasonal depression feels a bit out of control, consider seeking the advice of a therapist or medical professional.


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