All too often when we come to church, we have the tendency to put masks on. You walk in the building and when people ask you how you are doing, the answer is usually something along the lines of “doing great.” If you are in some church traditions, you might say “I’m blessed and highly favored.”
While there is nothing wrong with saying this when its true; what about when it’s not? I think so often we feel the pressure to believe we have to put the mask on, because after all you are a person of faith and since God is good you must feel good all the time. What do you do when you don’t feel this way? How do you approach God and people when your faith is small, when you can’t believe and when you wonder if God is even listening?
That’s why I want to encourage you today to pray broken prayers. Consider this passage in Luke: