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I Cry When I Pray

Why do I feel so sad and cry when I pray? I am depressed but everytime I pray I think about the bad and cry and feel worse. Why as I am a christian and believe that God will heal me at his time. Its been 8 months.

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 ---Loil on 2/2/08
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Are you a self- proclaime Christian? Or are you a Christian who has been saved by God's Blood? If the last is true, God wants you to learn to depend on Him. He is not in the least bit interested in making your life comfortable. He will, however, give you the strength to keep going. Stay faithful to the Lord thy God. Because this is excitely what God expects from all of His people.
---catherine on 2/29/08

God is a slow God? None of the Gospels or any of the epistles come close to describing Him as slow, except when it comes to His longsuffering, not willing that any should perish and His patience in waiting for the precious fruit of the earth. The gospels, especially the book of Mark, are full of the immediatelys of God. According to your faith, be it unto you. As for practical application, see Phillipians 4:8.
---Linda on 2/29/08

---Loil:: It is a sign of penitence,genuine sorrow & an inward acknowledgement which does not Go unnoticed by Our Divine Lord.May the peace of Christ be with you always :-)Blessings.Crying is good it not only cleanses the eyes But the Soul for the windows of your soul are your eyes.
---Emcee on 2/6/08

I find myself a lot of times when I am spending my daily quite time with God, I start out thinking, I am praying now, at least I call myself praying. However, I end up rumpling with Him. God and myself, I find, are laughing with each other. Until my stomach hurts. He saids, "it keeps me in the right frame of mind". If it will work for me it will work for YOU. Have a good day. ++
---catherine on 2/6/08

Jesus wept. Do you find some happy times too? You can. There are some things that you like which make you happy too. Crying is a part of life when bad things happen, and happiness is a part of life when good things happen. In prayer, ask Jesus to give you some happiness and joy. Jesus is a good God, and he wants the very best for you.
---Eloy on 2/6/08

have you ever considered that you might be a person God reveals his grief to that you might join with him, pray and use your spirit to bring the Kingdom to Earth?

Consider it.
---a_friend on 2/5/08

It is a good thing to be able to cry and surrender our hearts to God. You are blessed.Its ok to cry before God.You are tenderhearted as well. That's good,too. We as people and especially Christians, have become so hard-hearted, nothing good can get in or out of our closed off hearts.Tears are the language of the heart.Tears say what our mouths cannot.I am a weeper, as well. I use to hate it but I found out what tears represent and I don't fight anymore.I love it,especially when I pray.God bless you.
---Robyn on 2/4/08

Bless your heart.+++ Please cheer up. Think about what Jesus Christ went through before the cross and while He was on the cross. Mabe you will not be depress anymore.
---catherine on 2/4/08

bless you love
i to cry at all the bad things going on in this world.but then i see the sun shining or hear a bird sing and i look around and see the beauty in everything god created,it lifts my heart for awhile
---angie on 2/4/08

I think it is just a sign that you have a tender heart.I used to cry when I prayed for my family because I was the first one saved and was afraid Christ would return before they got saved.I think some crying is normal.After all Jesus wept.
---shirley on 2/4/08

Thinking about the bad and repenting are two separate issues.

If you're dwelling on the negative, stricken with grief, unable to cope with life, it's time to see a health professional. Grief that goes on for months on end is not healthy.
Crying while praying for others should not be confused with self pity and grief for self, for months on end.
---Elldee on 2/4/08


I cry often when I pray also. Sometimes I cry when I read the scriptures. It used to really bother me a lot, and I also had a couple brothers in the church repremand me for it. One day I read:

Joh 11:35 Jesus wept.

If it's OK for Christ to cry, it's OK for you and me.

Sometimes I cry when I think of all my sin, and guilt, and troubles. We are all sinners, but thanks be to God, he sent his Son to save us.
---trey on 2/4/08

The Apostle Paul had an affliction that would not go away. He had a "thorn in the flesh". Three times he asked God to remove it, but God told Paul that His grace was sufficient.

Paul also said about his suffering:
2co 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

It's only when we are weak that we realize where our true strenght comes from (Christ).
---trey on 2/4/08


Also realize this, your weakness brings others to their knees to pray for you, and thus brings them closer to God.

Hope this helps.

Lord bless you,
---trey on 2/4/08

I really do not understand, because I seldom cry flesh tears. They are usually in the spirit tears. God does not want you depress, this much I know. I have been saved for going on eight years, there is still trouble in my mind from time to time God is a slow God. He knows the outcome. And He does not worry about it. It seems in my case He is most interested in making me strong rather than sane, Although He definitely needs His people both.
---catherine on 2/4/08

I think I understand how you feel and I really don't think you need human intervention I too cry when I pray (all my life)and also would be described as "depressed" but i think you are being more honest with God. Think of the Saints ..they were in sorrow and prayer and put through tribulations If you truely follow Christ you will be outcasted and you WILL suffer. Do not follow into man made traps that you need help by only by people.
---rach on 2/4/08

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My sister you are not depressed, when we cry as we pray, it is Jesus's way of cleansing us. I cried for 7 years after Jesus saved me, and I also thought it was depression, but it is HIS way of cleansing us from our past and renewing us. Crying is good for the soul.Enjoy the tears, Jesus cried and HE was not depressed. God Bless You My Sister In Christ. Don't allow the enemy to have you believe you are depressed.
---Caroline on 2/2/08

Loil, you're keeping me from getting depressed, because you've got me busy praying, seeking the LORD to have me do what can help you (o:

So - - you're helping me (o: by getting me interested in you. Caring helps me to stay well clear of depression.
---Bill_bila5659 on 2/2/08

Loil, I think you need to train yourself in your faith. That means putting yourself under instruction, and listening to some good audio sermons. The more the better since some are better than others. You will be encouraged, and guided in the right ways. Crying is a sign that you are in touch with your deepest emotions, which cannot be bad. Maybe you are worried too much. God has already won the great battle against darkness. For now try and read Psalm 37. Patience.
---frances on 2/2/08

When you become a person who can't cry you should worry.

If your not keeping a prayer journal I suggest you do so, many people find their calling and peace just through better practices of self awareness.

The spiritual part of life we are naturally equipped for, the problem is most abuse that equipment or don't know what it's for.

I'ts important to study- at least document in your heart the prayers you have- what their about, how you feel and what you feel God is saying.
---Pharisee on 2/2/08

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It might be time for you to visit a doctor.
There could be a myriad of reasons for your depression and "strangers" in any capacity cannot diagnose them. I wouldn't do any email counseling as you have no idea who's giving you counsel. It could be with someone that's in a more wounded state than what you're experiencing. Go to a doctor, 8 months is too long to go it alone.
---Cindy on 2/2/08

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