Why is prayer so hard? I struggle to spend the time I ought in prayer. I have trouble believing that God hears. I don’t see prayers answered in the timeframe I expect or the way I picture. I know God already knows the need. I think about God’s sovereignty and think, “what’s the point?” There are probably countless other reasons.
But the truth of it is simply this:
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:7-11)
I need to remember this above all of my excuses!!
McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Dt 32, Ps 119:121-144, Is 59, Mt 7