How to Pray When You Just Don’t Feel Like It


Why do we pray, and how should we pray? In today’s Seven Minute Seminary, Pete Greig challenges our notions of prayer and encourages us to begin by simply talking to God, even about the small things.

He uses the following passages as instructive for us: Jesus’ disciples asking for help in prayer (Luke 11:1-13); Paul’s writing that the Spirit intercedes for us when we don’t know what to pray for (Romans 8:26); and Adam and Eve’s walking in the garden talking with God (Genesis 3:8).

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Pete Greig is a writer, church-planter, pastor and bewildered founder of the 24-7 movement. He heads up Emmaus Rd, in Guildford with his wife Sammy, serves as Vice-President for the NGO Tearfund, teaches at St Mellitus Theological College and was part of the senior leadership team at HTB in London for seven years. Pete's publications include Red Moon Rising, God on Mute and The Prayer Course, and his latest release Dirty Glory. You can find out more about his writing projects at He loves art galleries, live music and knocking down walls. Pete tweets regularly @petegreig