Don’t Stop Praying

April 14, 2020

Read Psalm 13:3-6

“Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken. But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.  I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.”


Honest communication with God is a great way to process what is going on in our lives. Have you noticed this, too? (Please explain.) Why do you think it’s a healthy way to work through what we’re feeling? Why is it important to get a perspective from a trusted friend, as well? 

As you read Psalm 13 compare the way David starts with the way he ends. Do you notice a difference? By the time David has finished unloading on God, his perspective has changed. God is back in view. The dark clouds are gone. The sky is clear. David is back on track with God.

It’s hard to know how much time David’s prayers represent. Chances are, some of the prayers that are recorded in the Psalms weren’t prayed in one sitting (or kneeling). The time between what was going on at the beginning of a specific prayer and at the ending could have been weeks or months. But it is likely that David kept talking to God about his situation each time.

In other words, even if it feels as if God hasn’t shown up, don’t give up. Never stop trusting God—or praying—just because the landscape hasn’t changed overnight. It may take longer than we think. But, then again, simply telling God about our problems may help us see things about the Lord that we’ve forgotten.


Lord Jesus, I don’t know how to pray right now, but I know I need to. Hear my heart and draw me closer to You. Heal my hurt. Amen.

Portions of this study were adapted from Michael Ross, Prayer (Uhrichsville.: Barbour, 2016). Pastor and writer Greg Asimakoupoulos contributed to this devotional entry.

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Your so right , we must continue to look up , He is faithful and true
Do not give in Look up
I am learning about my lord and grow closer to God when things does not make any sense at all, this I talk to God everyday it really help me. Thank you Jesus.
I've been in the place where I did not know how to pray..It was not a good place to be, BUT GOD !! Heard my heart & the Holy Spirit... was it Immediate relief..nope. Did He give me the strength to Keep going, yep. Did I Know that I KNEW it was His Strength that got me through, you better believe !!
Thanks for this timely reminder! Yes, honest communication with God is essential to understand what is happening in my life. Most of the time my inclination is to rush and do things impulsively, not remembering that His ways are higher than mine, and His thoughts my thoughts. Spending time in His presence allows me to hear His voice, as He transforms me from the inside out. Lord, thank You that You know what is good for me in all situations. Help me to trust and rely on You more each day!
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER;JESUS JEHOVAH GOD KNOWS WHAT IVE BEEN THROUGH HELP ME ;JESUS WITH YOUR WILL WITH MY LIFE;can't do this alone need your help;your child & my family;Virginia r.gomez garcia@
One of my favorite phrases was in the Psalms is worth David says so I encourage myself in the Lord in other words he took and remembered the things of the past where God has shown up he remember his faithfulness he remembered his loving-kindness to him he remembered all the many times he delivered him all the many times he took and showed up he's never late studies sure loves to let us press in cuz the more we press into him the more he knows that he can trust us with what he gives us
I am eager to be close to the Lord day by day
Hand in hand we walk together. Thank-you Lord Jesus.
Our Lord and Savior has changed my heart from cold hearted , and numb to a loving caring heart. Thank you Jesus 🙏🙌🙏🙌🙏❤️
Jesus change my heart to desire more of you. Amen
Draw me closer, hear my heart today. Amen🙏
Yes, Dear Lord God, draw me closer to you. In Our Lord and Savior's Name, Amen
Amen glory Lord God Almighty