I’m delighted to introduce you to Sarah Forgrave and her new book Prayers for Hope and Healing. Walking through chronic medical issues took Sarah’s prayer life to a new level. Find hope through her experience.
Now here is Sarah…
For most of my life, I approached prayer like a checklist. It went something like this. Adore God. Confess my sins. Thank Him for His forgiveness. Ask Him for what I want.
This checklist helped fill the awkward silence, but when life got hard, so did prayer.
Suddenly my adoration wasn’t so quick to rise to the surface. Instead of confession and gratitude, I was mad at God for letting me hurt. There were plenty of things I wanted Him to do, but I frankly didn’t have much faith He would follow through on them.
Have you found yourself in the same place?
There’s nothing wrong with a checklist to guide us through prayer. I’m grateful for the tools and models that were given to me at a young age
But today, I want to share some truths about prayer that apply to those uglier times of life. Those times when you don’t know what to say – not because you forgot your checklist, but because you feel disillusioned by God.