The Problem That Makes One Pray

Sometime in life there’s only one option left and that’s to pray. When this happens, that means you’ve come face to face with what I call a thirty-thousand-foot problem. It’s big. So what can you do? I know what normal people do, they do nothing and wave the white flag of defeat. The uncommon however, take prayer to the next level.

When I heard this, I sat down and wept. In fact, for days I mourned, fasted, and prayed to the God of heaven.

Listen to what Nehemiah did. He didn’t just pray. He mourned. He fasted. And he prayed not just to any God, but to the God of Heaven. He prayed to the God who he had heard could change the thirty-thousand-foot problem he was faced with. What will you do?

[Pray This]

God of Heaven, You are my only option. Show me what I need to do now that I’m faced with a thirty-thousand-foot problem. Give me the steps I need to take in this situation, in Jesus’ name.

Your Action (What action based on your prayer can you take?):
Instead of focusing on the problem that’s too big to change, ask yourself what you can do in this situation. If the only thing  you can do is pray, then ask how can you pray or how should you pray?

For more on this topic, see “There’s Nothing We Can Do.”

Prayer Disclaimer Notice: prayer is not a miracle, it’s our conversation with God which gives us insight on how to respond to our situations and the world around us. For more detail, please review our prayer disclaimer notice in its entirety, available at  

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