Prayer is a challenge in times of spiritual dryness. It might be from tiredness, hurt feelings, stress, or the drought. Not praying due to spiritual dryness may be from two misunderstandings.
Firstly, that our feelings determine our approach to God. God isn’t impressed by us feeling joyful, carefree, rested, or pious. Our approach is based on what Jesus Christ did for us when he died for us. That’s why we pray ‘in Jesus’ name.’
Secondly, that our feelings decide what is right and wrong. Rather, we need to listen to God as he says pray faithfully (Rom 12:12) and to persevere in prayer like the nagging widow (Luke 18:8).
God wants us to pray so that we learn to trust him, to persevere in prayer. God wants us to trust and obey, even when we don’t feel like it. Let’s encourage one another to keep prayer, especially when we don’t feel like it.
In Christ, Tory Cayzer.