Sometimes our prayers feel like the room at the top of this page: empty. I hear about powerful prayer all the time. Prayer causing healing, powerful revelations through prayer, and close encounters with God, but what about when these things don’t happen? Our culture seems to expect powerful prayers, so that when we don’t have powerful encounters with God we feel like we are doing something wrong. We may even begin to ask are we faking it?
Not feeling something doesn’t mean that we are faking it. If we earnestly try then we can’t be faking it. Think of it like this: if you want to go to Disneyland you are going to save up, plan for the trip, and then buy tickets for you and who ever is going with you. If you are only pretending to want to go to Disneyland you will tell people that you are going, but you wont go to all the trouble of buying tickets, and planning a trip. That would be a waste of time and money! Its the same with prayer. If you are spending the time with God, and searching for Him in you private life you are not faking it. What would be the point of praying in private if you didn’t really want God?
1 Chronicles 16:11 — Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.