Struggling to Pray? We Can Help.

Do you feel like things have been tough for you lately? Like you’re all alone in dealing with your struggles? It’s normal to feel disconnected from prayer when you’re going through a difficult time. But we want you to know that you’re not alone in this struggle. We’re here to help you understand why you might feel this way and offer some valuable tips to help you find your way back to a more meaningful connection with prayer. Together, we can help you get through this.

Reasons You Might Be Struggling to Pray

Here are some reasons you could be struggling to pray.

Something Might Be Distracting You

Life has a way of drowning out the stillness needed for prayer, doesn’t it? In the Gospel of Luke, we see Martha, burdened by her household duties, expressing her frustration to Jesus:

But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, ‘Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore, tell her to help me.‘” – Luke 10:40 (NKJV)

In today’s busy world, finding a quiet space for reflection is very important. Since there are so many distractions around us, it’s almost like we have to constantly go out of our way to make time for prayer.

You Might Be Feeling Unworthy

Feeling unworthy can be a heavy load that prevents us from approaching God in prayer. When we feel like we have failed or are not good enough, we often hesitate to come before Jesus with our needs and requests.

However, it is important to remember that no matter how flawed we may feel, the grace of God is always available to us as a source of strength and comfort. As the Book of Hebrews reminds us: “We can confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find help in our time of needHebrews – 4:16 NIV.

Your Personal Relationships Might Be Affecting You

It’s important to remember that our relationships with others can affect our spiritual life. When we have issues with people we love, it can make us feel distant from God.

This is why Jesus taught us to resolve our issues with our brothers and sisters whenever we have conflicts before approaching God with our prayers Matthew 5:22-24. Granted, it’s not always easy to forgive others, especially when they’ve deeply hurt us. But if we want to be close to God, we must learn to trust Him and cast our burdens onto Him.

Your Faith Might Be Wavering

It’s common for our faith to waver at times, especially when we face challenges that seem impossible to overcome. However, Jesus encourages us in Matthew 21:22, “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” Even if our faith is as small as a mustard seed, it can move mountains. We can trust that our faith can make a difference in our prayers, no matter how small. So, let’s acknowledge our struggles and remember that the sincerity of our pursuit matters the most.

What to Do If You Are Struggling to Pray

A woman struggling to pray who needs prayer.


When you find yourself in difficult moments where words fail you, it’s comforting to know that you can find support from others. In fact, it is your right as a child of God to ask others to stand with you in prayer, and this can be a powerful way to find strength and healing.

One passage from the Bible that speaks to this idea is James 5:16 (ESV), which says, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” This verse reminds us that when we share our struggles with others and ask for their prayers, we can experience healing and the power of God’s love.

Another passage that speaks to this idea is Matthew 18:20, which says, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” This verse reminds us of the importance of community and shared prayer. When we come together with others to pray, we create a sacred space filled with God’s presence. A place where we can find strength and comfort in each other.

Finally, Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” This verse reminds us that we are called to support one another in our times of need. When we approach others with humility and ask for their prayer support, we create a connection that can be transformative and healing.

Let Us Pray for You

Now that you have a better understanding as to why you might be struggling to pray and how to overcome this struggle, we’d like to invite you to make use of our dynamic and powerful prayer service which is available to you right this moment. Reach out via phone, chat or submit a prayer request, and experience the transformative power of prayer. We look forward to hearing from you. God bless you.