“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior” (Habakkuk 3:17-18).
Did you know that even in sadness you can worship God in prayer? You can worship God in the midst of difficulty through a prayer of lament. There are many of these kinds of prayers in Scripture, and all the major Bible characters poured their hearts out to God in prayers of lament.
When experiencing the dark night of the soul, prayers of lament are so helpful. We live in a broken world where things do not always go right. There are times when we don’t know what God is doing or which way to turn.
Pouring out hearts out to God can make all the difference in the world because God actually changes us during these times. Prayers of lament are a form of worship and faith. We worship God even in the midst of pouring our difficulty out before Him. Instead of backing away from God during a hard time, we face the pain and worship Him with it.
Praising God in the midst of difficulty is so powerful because God stands in the moment with us. The animated video below will help you to know how to pour out your heart to God during difficult times in your life.
The following 6 minute animated video will help you know how to pour out your heart to God in a prayer of lament. It’s called: How to Pour Your Heart Out to God.
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“If you are in mourning, you have the opportunity to worship in the most powerful way possible: lamentation. This worship isn’t done in order to have God remove the pain. It simply recognizes that God stands in the moment with us. Lamentation elevates God in the presence of our enemies. It brings out a side of God that other forms of worship simply cannot touch.” Graham Cooke
By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)