Has Your Prayer Life Hit the Road Ruts? — 13 Comments

  1. Thank you for these beautiful words of encouragement Janis! I am really working on my prayer life right now. Some days my only prayer time is at the end of the day with my son as we say our thanks aloud. I want to pray more throughout the day. I don’t always go to God with my issues and He is the first person I should talk to about them. Thanks for a lovely reminder!

    • Thanks for stopping by Candace. I think all of us go through ups and downs with our prayer lives. Consistency is a hard thing to maintain in any area of life.As you turn to Him throughout your day, you will begin to taste of His goodness and want more. It will come naturally.

  2. Janis, these were words I needed today. Praying is still so new to me and I know in many ways I’m still not putting complete faith in to the power of praying. This spoke to me in many ways. Thank you!! Wishing you a wonderful Friday and weekend.

    • Beth~God bless you as you journey the life of prayer and the Lord beckons you in ways you never would have dreamed possible. You will experience Him there and then recognize His work in other areas of your life.

  3. Janis, it’s so hard at times when it seems like our prayers are bouncing off the ceiling. Prayer is a mystery but as well as transforming our situations it transforms us to see things from God’s perspective. It changes our hearts.Praying expectantly but trusting God enough to be happy to leave it in God’s hands can be a tricky balance.
    Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions

  4. Janis, I loved this post because it offers such hope in prayer. The quote from John Wesley is wonderful. “Storm” the throne in prayer is exactly what we must do. I once prayed daily for 3 years + for a particular situation that was ongoing in my life. To say that it was “hopeless” is not an exaggeration in the least. You would not ever believe how many told me to give up. But God did move in a miraculous way to answer prayer. I have not ever regretted that I came to Him in prayer, every day, multiple times a days. He is faithful!
    Blessings, friend!

    • Joanne, you have greatly encouraged me as I face an ongoing struggle. I have felt the situation was “hopeless” as you say. You have bolstered my faith to go in and “storm” the throne of heaven. Bless you!!!

  5. Dear Janis
    It makes me think of Daniel when he persisted in prayer even though it seemed as if God had no intention of answering. When the angel arrived, he told Daniel that Pappa heard him the moment he started praying.
    Blessings XX

    • Mia, that is exactly what I was thinking about–Daniel–when I wrote about the battle between the forces of darkness and light in the spiritual realms!
      The Spirit is confirming this through you.

  6. Janis, I find your words very refreshing today. To be persistent in expectation with prayer is something that can go missing when the answers come slowly. But thanks be to God who will come along and revive us. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Janis, thank you for sharing such encouraging words today. I especially loved that quote from John Wesley and will have to look up that book. Thanks for linking up with The Weekend Brew!