The prayer life of a Christian can sometimes become tiresome, especially if you don’t feel like praying. We hope our simple prayers centered around everyday life will provide some guidance and help you grow in your prayer life.


Where Is God in This?

In 48 hours, the kitchen sink backed up. The hot water went out. The car started shaking on the way to work. And that really nice purse, the one with all the money in it? It was left at a restaurant. Oh, and then a headache, turned into a scratchy throat, turned into a full-blown cold. It’s a true story. And all of this just makes us wish it was bedtime already so we could get a restart.

These little pesky pains test us, and we want to know, “Where is God in this?” What good will he bring out of this mess?

The last thing anyone wants to hear on a day like this is, “choose joy!” Or “let go and let God.” Sometimes we need permission to simply cry and admit that life is hard. Well, today is that day!

The Scriptures are actually full of something called “lament”—drawing God’s attention to what’s wrong with the world, and asking him to do something about it. Here’s an example:

“May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry. I am overwhelmed with troubles, and my life draws near to death” (Psalm 88:2–3).

So, since today is a hard day, let’s practice this invitation to be honest with God.

A Prayer for When It Feels Like God Doesn’t Care

Where are you today, God? I thought you were my Friend and Helper—a really good and loving Father—but today you feel absent at best, and uncaring at worst. Please come near and comfort me. Bring me your peace. Help me to trust that even these unfortunate circumstances and the absence of your presence can work out for your glory, the good of the world, and my good. Amen.


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