Tag: Sunday

Obstacles to Prayer

On Sunday, Jared asked the congregation to share what makes praying hard?  When you try to pray, what obstacles do you meet?  Here are some of those comments.

  • The language of prayer seems like “stained glass” English, praying that doesn’t fit my life.
  • If God’s will is what will be done, then what’s the point of my praying?
  • When you’re praying, it’s hard to know whether God is hearing your prayers.  How would you know?
  • I don’t like praying out loud, praying in public. 
  • I can pray for other people.  But I always feel guilty praying for myself. 
  • I’m always praying for myself, and it feels selfish.
  • I’m never alone. There are always people around me.  No solitude.
  • I find myself lying to God
  • My praying often feels untruthful.
  • My mind wanders.
  • Doesn’t God already know what I’m going to say?