When I focus on the terrible things that have happened, I get depressed, stressed, and anxious. When I fix my eyes on the goodness of the Lord, recalling times I have seen Him work, and remember good things, then I feel peace and contentment.
There are times when we are simply out of fuel, the zero is flashing on our dashboard. We’ve been drained of all of our reserves, and we’re empty. Those are the times when we need to be specific about our prayers; not what we might want at that point, but what do we really need? What is going to help us the most?