Expressing emotions is critical for your physical and emotional well being. When people do not have an outlet for expressing their emotions, people often act on their emotions in counterproductive ways. If you have a problem that is troubling you, it is important to express how you are feeling (see, benefits of revealing secrets).
New research shows that the act of praying provides the same benefits as engaging in self-disclosure. When people express their emotions through prayer, it helps them deal with traumatic events.
If a problem is bothering you, one way or another, it helps to express it.