How do I pray when I feel far from God? 

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Julie and I kick off  day two of the conversation and  7 Day Prayer Challenge with this thought, “Does God really hear me, does he care about my prayers?” 

Heather ~ Blurry eyed and tired, I opened my prayer journal when the thought hit me:Why bother? Why try again. God feels…so far away.

Feeling more alone than ever, another wave of thoughts rippled through my foggy mind.

Today will be the same as yesterday; God doesn’t have time for your petty prayers.

Half tempted to listen to those negative thoughts, James 4:8 came to mind, reminding me how God draws near to us even when we don’t think He this there. God draws near to me even when my Bible has been lying on my nightstand collecting dust, even when I haven’t spent time with Him in ages. He still draws near to us.

Key verse: “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” James 4:8

How do I pray when God feels far away?

Jules Wrong thinking takes our emotions down an empty road. If we believe God is far, we may resist our need to kneel in prayer. “Yet he is actually not far from each one of us,” (Acts 17:27b). Though the problems and concerns of life might make us feel far from God, His word corrects the false sense that He is distant.

He is as close as our ever-present laundry basket and to-do list.

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He is close


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