From Anneliese Rider – When Thank You is Hard to Pray

“Sometimes the doctor calls with the awful news, your car breaks down on the side of the road for the fifth time in a month, or life just doesn’t go as planned. When that happens, gratitude is never your (my) first response.

There’s no formula for expressing gratitude when you’re too numb to respond, so I don’t have an answer here. The best idea I can give: tell your unedited feelings to the One who sees—and years down the road, if time has healed enough to show you any positive outcome from the situation, say thank you then.”* (bold mine)


How to Pray in the Spirit

“Sometimes as we wait on the Holy Spirit, He will free our minds and lips to express our longings to God. At other times, we may just kneel before the Lord in silence knowing that the Holy Spirit is bringing our petitions before God.”*

Pray in the power of the Holy Spirit” (Jude 20 NLT).

*Mark Bubeck, Warfare Praying, p.79.