Why Do I Cry When I Pray?

I have a question that may seem a bit strange, but I would like to know why I cry when I pray. I cry as soon as I start to pray no matter if it’s for thanks or praise or for favor.

That’s wonderful if you cry while praying! It shows you deeply care. It also shows fervency (earnestness) in your prayer. The Bible says, The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” – James 5:16. Finally, when you cry it’s the Holy Spirit that’s breaking you. There’s lots of power in this kind of prayer. Keep it up and don’t be ashamed.

Dear Rev. I cry when I pray, I cry when I talk to someone about Jesus , I cry while watching T.V. preachers. I’m not sad and for the first time in a long time I don’t feel nervous or afraid of problems like I got laid off. The only thing I watch on T.V is the Christian channels although I try to watch other shows, but I can’t. I always go back to the Christian shows. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. I just want to know if there’s a reason for it? It’s like I can’t get enough!

What you’re feeling is the Holy Spirit and He’s letting you know He’s there. Also, the Holy Spirit helps us witness to others with emotion and allows us to sense His anointing when the gospel is preached. Once you’ve felt the presence of the Holy Spirit, there’s nothing better. No wonder you change the channel. There’s a whole lot to the Holy Spirit and you can experience even more when you receive the “baptism” of the Holy Spirit. It’s for all Christians if they want it. You can read more about it in Acts 1:5, Matthew 3:11 and Luke 11:13. God bless you!

Hi Rev. When I pray or repeat the Lord’s name I get emotional and start crying. Why is this so? I have been experiencing this ever since I asked God into my life and got baptized. Anything on this Rev?

I’m glad you’re experiencing the Holy Spirit like this. He’s letting you feel His presence and power. Also, since you’ve been baptized, He’s blessing you for your obedience and commitment to Him. Keep it up and congratulations on receiving Christ as your personal Savior!

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