I’m Hurting and Don’t Know What to Pray

I get a lot of inspiration from my Instagram page. On some of the popular accounts I follow, I read the comments to see who I could pray for and how I can pray for them. A particular comment I came across inspired this post.

[P.S. I wrote a prayer about this a while back.]

She said that her heart was full of anger towards the people who wronged her. We’ve all been wronged by someone we never thought would hurt us. It’s hard. Whatever they did was not right. We’re still called to forgive them. Not to be confused with pardoning their wrong, forgiveness is a way to block demons from whispering to your mind and soul.

If we hold on to anger, we’re giving demons a throne in our hearts (Ephesians 4:26-27). We can’t let that happen. Once they put their feet up, they’re not going to want to give up that comfy space. Forgiveness is about breaking strongholds, not allowing wrongdoing. Always remember vengeance is the Lord’s.

If you’re like this lovely lady, and you don’t know what to pray when you’re in pain, there are three things you need to do.

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Rebuke demons. 

God has given us authority in Jesus’s name to drive out demons. Don’t think of demonic attack as convulsing and contorting while your head rotates off your shoulders. It can manifest that way, but they also whisper. The name “Satan” means “deceiver.” You don’t have to posses someone to deceive them. Condemning thoughts like “no one loves you,” or “God isn’t listening anymore” are demonic whispers.

Ask God to know your heart

When you’re struggling with anger or un-forgiveness, ask God to bring your heart to a place of true forgiveness. Bringing God into your heart ensures that your emotions aren’t inviting condemnation to create strongholds.

Be intentional about seeking God. 

This applies to every situation. When the thing that angers you comes into your mind, bring it to God. If you’re thinking about an old grudge, pray in your mind. If you need to cry about it, go off alone and cry to God. Not only will He listen and comfort you, but He will rebuke those whispers.

Of course, all of these things are a process, but it is possible to come to a place of healing. Cast your burdens on Him, and He will remove them.

Reaching hand photo by Cherry Laithang on Unsplash


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