Your Prayers Aren’t Enough (But His Are)

 

Have you ever prayed for months and months without receiving an answer? If so, you know that prayer is tough. It’s not for the faint of heart. 

When our prayers go unanswered, we often ask, “Why, God? What am I doing wrong? Are my prayers not good enough?” 

To be honest, our prayers are not enough. But our prayers don’t depend on us. They depend on Him.

Here are 3 reasons why our prayers are not enough (and why we should pray anyway.)

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How to Pray from Your Heart

At times, we may feel that we have to impress God when we pray. We remember the eloquent, graceful prayers we’ve heard others pray, and we try to imitate them. “After all, I want God to answer my prayers. I’d better make sure they’re just right,” we think. 

However, trying to be more acceptable to God with our prayers is not only unnecessary. It’s also harmful to our understanding of God. He is not a Teacher handing out grades. He is a Father listening to His beloved children.

If you have a personal relationship with Christ, God loves to hear your prayers. (Join us at our church in Sydney Mines  to learn how to start a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.) 

However, God doesn’t want you to try to impress Him with your prayers. He wants you to pray humbly, honestly, and confidently.

Here are 4 tips to help you pray from your heart.