When We Don’t Know What to Pray

Sometimes in life, we just don’t know what to pray.  We don’t have the words.  Or know what the words are.  Or even know how to say them?

Have you ever felt that way?

Have you ever struggled with what to pray or how to pray?  I know that I have.  I know that it’s a feeling that I have felt and I’m sure that all of us, at sometime, have felt.

Maybe the pain is too much.  Maybe we are in a bad place.  Maybe we just don’t have the words for the situation we are in.

Maybe we just do know what it is that we are supposed to say.  We can fill frustrated, and maybe not even fill like we have faith.  When you feel like that, listen to what Paul says in Romans 8:26-27:

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

prayerToday, when you pray, God knows your heart.  God knows your soul.  God knows what you need more than you do.  God knows what your fears are, He knows you.

Don’t worry about what to say.  If your words fail you, that’s ok.

If you don’t know what to pray for, that’s ok.

If you are unsure what you should do, that’s ok.

God knows.

Pray is not about what we say.  It’s about realizing that we are in the presence of Almighty God.  And He knows.  And we can trust in Him.  In all things.

Today, trust.  He knows what we need.

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