Encouragement for When You’re Failing to Pray

I’ve done a bad job praying this week.

It’s no wonder that as I stared at the screen wondering what to share in this week’s post, nothing great was coming. I felt like a hypocrite. How could I write a post on prayer, when I’ve not taken the quality time for it like I should have this week?

I could come up with some excuses. Life’s been busy, and at least I have prayed throughout the week, but I’ve been slipping into “Martha mode” again and missing truly resting in His presence.

But do you know what the good news is?

Prayer is not a job; and I’m not fired.

In fact, my heavenly Father is longing for me to put aside the distractions, and carve out some special time for Him.

Prayer is a privilege. It’s a gift. It’s a part of our relationship with our Maker. And what a beautiful thing that is.

Perhaps you feel the same as me this week. If so, I want to encourage you that you’re not alone.

Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points  tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:14-16)

Let’s go to the throne of grace and begin to pray again.

And if you’ve never known sweet time of prayer with God, than there’s only one thing you need to do.

Start it. Carve out some time regularly to just come to Him and talk to Him. Open up your heart and allow Him to be King of it. Draw close to Him as your redeemer, savior, friend. He’s waiting there for you.


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Hello, we're Peyton and Joy. We're two friends who love Jesus and have a passion for prayer. We've both experienced times in our lives when we've struggled to pray, and times when we've felt such strength in prayer. We've seen God's grace touch our lives, and we want to share that grace here.


  1. Thank you for sharing a simply powerful post. What a reminder that it’s more about God and less about us (I usually have it the other way around)! I shared this with our WIGS (Women in God’s Service) readers and I know that they will be blessed by it as well.

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