I am a born again Christian and lately I can't
pray. Every time I try to pray there are no words
i can say and sometimes I feel so empty inside and
I can't even understand what I am saying when I
pray. How can I improve my prayer life?
When I read your question, this quote from The
Urantia Book immediately
came to mind:
Words are irrelevant to prayer; they are merely the
intellectual channel in which the river of
spiritual supplication may
chance to flow...God answers the soul's attitude, not the words.
Try to just BE in the presence of God for a while
without saying any
memorized prayer words. Just reach out to God with
your inmost soul,
and he'll surely help you to know what to do about
your concern. Just
doing that will possibly help you to feel better
connected to God.
think we all go through dry spells in our
spiritual life - at least I
do. It is uncomfortable to say the least, when we
feel as though we are
not able to talk to God as we once could; worse,
that perhaps we are
not being heard. We feel that emptiness so deeply.
Refuse to yield to
anxiety over this issue, but know that there is a
light at the end of
this tunnel that you are in...God knows your
Here are a couple of Urantia Book quotes to help
you through this time
in your life. Jesus'
Discourse on Prayer This link
will inspire you to
look at prayer as Jesus did.
is a link to a section of The Urantia Book which
has always been
of help to me with my prayer life. It deals with
praying and the "alter
ego," that part of us that comes into play when we
ourselves..." Maybe it will be helpful to you
In addition, you might go to our topical study on
advice and inspiration from The Urantia Book.
Don't give up. I will agree with you right now in
prayer that you'll
turn the corner soon.