How is your prayer life through the difficult times? Have you found that it’s less than it used to be? Maybe you’ve even said, “God’s not answering my prayers, so I might as well quit praying.” If you’ve reached the point where you feel like you can’t pray anymore, this message is for you. I’ll share with you two secrets to praying when you feel discouraged and tired.

If you feel like you can’t pray anymore because it doesn’t make a difference – you’re tired, you’re drained, you’re exhausted from putting in so much prayer effort, and so much effort into emotionally dealing with all the trials that are going on today in your life and in the world — if you find yourself in that situation: Just surrender. You don’t need words.

That’s the first of two secrets to praying when you don’t feel like praying, which I explain how to do based on my own personal experiences.

To get my book, “30 Days to the Father’s Heart“, go to

To get the prayer book recommended in this episode, try Or search for Prayers that Rout Demons by John Eckhardt.

This podcast is also available as a video >>

You can download the transcript from our Media Center >>


Here’s one of the secrets to praying when you don’t feel like it.

A few months before making this podcast, I went through an illness that had me in the hospital twice and I was bedridden for weeks. And during that time, I was super-exhausted and my prayer life was gone. I just had no words. I just didn’t have the energy to do anything, including the energy to pray. So I just said to the Lord, “Abba-Father, You know my needs, You know my situation, You know the desires of my heart. Take care of it.”

That’s all I did. That’s it. And then I just rested in the Lord. I just visualized myself – as I was lying in my bed – I was just resting in the Father’s lap.

Another way to do this kind of surrender prayer is ….

More episodes on prayer >>

Do you believe more people should hear this podcast show? Please sponsor upcoming episodes. Go to

To access our other podcast shows, go to >>

Find more faith-builders by visiting the Good News Ministries home page >>

Also see Terry Modica’s books >>

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments