Prayer is Therapeutic

Another brief thought on prayer. I think that the rise of secular psychology and Christian counseling over the past decades speaks volumes of our need to express ourselves verbally. There is often a psychological and/or emotional and release that happens when we talk about our stuff. Expressing our pain and frustrations verbally can often release us bringing new freedom. When I think about talking to God I often think about the dialog we often see in the book of Psalms ... I think about this verse:
Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah. (Psalms 62:8)
Trust is often fully manifested when we get to that place where we our heart is laid bare before the Lord in prayer. Getting to that transparent and vulnerable place is not as easy as one might think it to be because we get there with our heart and not our head.


  1. Oh, I completely agree with both of your posts! I think when we say to God "Please help me" that it triggers something in us that allows us to let God help us - and just in saying it, we feel better. I don't know if it's because we're finally admitting that we can't do it alone, that we need help, that we need God - but just in asking, we get a little bit of peace.

    Maybe it's that, until we admit that we need God's help, we can't recognize his hand in our lives - we're not ready to see it even though he's been there all along.

  2. We only get there by His Grace. I don't think you can find your way to your own soul without it.


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