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When we don’t pray or avoid praying, is it like we are betraying God? Can the evil forces have an upper hand on our lives leading us into problems and create troubles and bad things will start happening to us?

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Sorry, user6530, but we don't do pastoral advice-related questions here. I would suggest that you ask your pastor or pastoral counselor about this issue, and may you have the best of luck. :) –  Anonymous Nov 9 '13 at 4:25
    
If your mind is telling you to pray, who knows that could be the Holy Spirit speaking to you. Just obey it and pray. Why is it so difficult to pray? Just speak to God in your own language. What is stopping you? It's such an easy thing to pray. You have no time, or a place to pray? You can also pray silently from your heart. Just start praying, it will change your life. –  Mawia Nov 9 '13 at 6:06
    
Hi and welcome to our community, just a bit about us, we're a fairly academic question and answer site run by a secular company. We're not somewhere you should be coming for spiritual advice. We have numerous individual members who are Christians (most of us are), but because of the venue and the nature of this site, we don't answer questions like this. Mostly because we don't trust ourselves. With questions like yours we want you to go talk to someone in real life. Your pastor or priest, a trusted friend, or someone in your church that you trust. I can tell you that we'll pray for you. –  David Stratton Nov 9 '13 at 16:44
    
It's not that we don't want to help, but on the contrary, we don't feel that it's in anyone's best interest to try to do so on this site. For more info, please see this post: Pastoral Advice Questions –  David Stratton Nov 9 '13 at 16:45
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To feel badly about not talking to God is a very normal reaction, but the fear of reprisal is not. When we accept Christ as our savior we begin a new love relationship with him. Just as when you first fall in love with a girl, and call her three or four times a day, for no better reason than you just want to hear her voice, so is it with God. Just as you are joyous when she calls you, God is joyous when you call him.

God is a loving God and would not punish you for not praying any more than you would punish your girlfriend for not being home to answer your call.

God loves you so much that he sacrificed Jesus just so you could spend eternity with him in Heaven. God is LOVE and as a Christian we need to bask in that love and not question it.

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