Praying when you don’t feel like it

If you’re feeling out of sorts today, in spite of the sunshine! (well, in South Coast England anyway…)



It’s easy to pray when you’re feeling holy!  But what when you’re feeling grumpy, out of sorts, not particularly successful in your job or your daily life, or just finding everything an uphill struggle?

The best place to be is in the presence of God.  It’s like taking a long hot bath.  It washes off the grime of the world.  We often get too besmeared.  At times, even reading the Bible does not help us – we know it ought to, and yet it appears too familiar, or too alien, to our daily experience.

The sad fact is that we have to spend a lot of our time thinking about things that are less than admirable, less than noble, less than loving.  The world is full of failure, full of guilt, full of anger, full of blame.  Dreams and visions are dismissed as idealism (I’ve done this myself).  When we…

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I am looking for anything that relates to life and to a fuller life. I am bored by the normal and the natural and interested in the supernatural. There must be more than this. We were put on this earth for more than a nine to five prison, as someone said a few years ago.
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