How to Pray When Life Falls Apart
The Christian life is not all sunny days. The main difference between the believer and the non-believer is not what sort of circumstances we go through, but our relationship to the God who promises to bring us through. Christian writer Vaneetha Risner looks to Jesus to teach us how to pray when we're desperate.
In the midst of broken dreams and riveting pain, how should we pray?
Should we pray for healing and deliverance, believing that we just need to ask, because God can do anything? Or should we relinquish our desires to God, trusting that even in our anguish he has the perfect plan for us?
When life falls apart, God invites us to do both.
In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus faced unimaginable suffering. Sweating drops of blood, he fell to the ground and prayed: “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will” (Mark 14:36).
Jesus, in his agony, is teaching us by example how to pray when we’re desperate.