Prayer Practice 4: Cry out

40 days of prayer

Psalm 34:17-18

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears

and delivers them out of all their troubles.

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.



Have you ever been so desperate for an answer that you audibly cried out to God?

 God will hear and be near! 

I have spent many mornings and evenings face down in my living room, crying out to God for answers and relief.

Crying out to God comes from a place in our hearts of deep pain and suffering Click To Tweet

Crying out to God happens as we fall  surrendered before the only One who has the power and ability to help us. Whatever the painful event or triggering situation, we have this promise that when our hearts break, God will hear us. Just like a parent who responds instantly to the depserate cry of their own child, God listens to us with His full attention.

Can we say the words of Nancy Leigh DeMoss, host of Revive our Hearts radio ministry:

O God, make us desperate, and grant us faith and boldness to approach Your throne and

make our petitions known, knowing that in doing we link arms with Omnipotence and

become instruments of Your eternal purposes being fulfilled on this earth.

Nancy Leigh DeMoss A Place of Quiet Rest, Moody, 2000, pg. 246 

prayer intention: Cry out to God

Oh God,

from the deepest place of my heart, I cry out to you for _______________________________.

I am asking you for to deliver me and rescue me from this situation which is causing me trouble and pain. I believe you hear me and your Holy Spirit will comfort me, even in this dark time. You will send me your light and your presence to be with me in the valley of the shadow of death. You will renew your purpose for me as you mend my heart and bring healing to my life or others around me.

In Jesus Name- amen


Have you ever cried out to God and received an answer? Encourage me with your experience –

Do Godly women feel overwhelmed?

Do you think Godly women feel overwhelmed?

     Yesterday, I read a Facebook post from a very mature Christian woman in my church.  At first, I saw the  scripture on thankfulness she wrote and had a quick cynical thought, ” Great, another scripture post telling me to be thankful from a happy person .” (sigh) Then, she admitted to being overwhelmed by an aging parent and the fear of uncertainty in her life. Because she told her struggle, the  scripture she shared came alive with possibilities for me when I feel overwhelmed-

Our hearts resonate with authenticity and honesty.

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”― Brené Brown



In a place of acceptance, we find grace and mercy to change and grow.

We need more Christian women to admit to feeling overwhelmed …


This is a small sample of  her post….

1 Thessalonians 5:18 — In everything give thanks for this is the will of God inChrist Jesus concerning you.

He said it says “In” everything not “For” everything! Right now for me I have been emotionally overwhelmed with my Moms recent health changes. It’s made me sad and to be real honest I have had moments of fear of what’s ahead. But this morning God used this precious man and this scripture to speak to my heart. God spoke to me ” Be thankful in these days with your Mom and in these circumstances and stages of her life that have changed! I’m not asking you to be thankful for it but be thankful in it! “Wow! In my heart I do believe the thankfulness for it comes after the storms because then we can look back and see the hand of God and we are better for it but I’m choosing today to be thankful in everything! 

Do Godly women feel overwhelmed?


How about you?

Are you feeling overwhelmed about a certain situation? Are you feeling overpowered or fearful about a some thing you can’t change?

 Would you like to share your own situation or some thoughts? Feel free to add comments and join the discussion of feeling overwhelmed

I would love to hear from you-