Ways To Pray When You Are Overwhelmed

1. Whisper His name.
When you find yourself all prayed out, and feel there is no much left inside. Whisper His name. This is a great way to stay connected.

Whisper His name and listen for his echo in the quiet moments in your day.

God names the stars and He whispers your name.

2. When You Don’t Have Words To Pray, Jesus Is Praying For You.
Your silence will not drive Jesus away. Nothing can separate you from His love. Not even your unrest. He’ll never get tired of you. Sometimes, the greatest prayer we can experience is God’s complete understanding and compassion. His presence.

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?”
– Rom 8:35

3. Too Stressed To Pray, Take Care Of Yourself
Extend yourself the kindness and comfort you so generously give others. Ironically, the times we most need God’s comfort are the times we deprive ourselves of soul-nurturing time.

Instead of layering on guilt, head in the opposite direction. Let God love you through your choices to prioritize taking care of you.

4. When You Are Numb, Invite Jesus Into Your World.
Instead of struggling to reach Jesus, invite Jesus to enter your world.

God uses everything living to speak into our lives. He knows what’s on your heart and the everyday life you are living. God leaves us love notes in that everyday life to let us know: you are God’s living prayer.

Take a walk outside.  Listen to music.  Read a good book.  Have coffee with a friend.

5. When You’re Too Exhausted To Pray, Stop and Rest.
Elijah had done everything he knew to do—even defeating the prophets of Baal.   Yet, his problems did not go away. Stress broke Elijah’s spirit.  In despair, Elijah woke up to find fresh bread baking on hot stones and water—left just for him.

Not only that. God sent an angel — to touch him — twice. God knew Elijah needed physical rejuvenation first — in order to hear His gentle voice, whispering in a gentle breeze.

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