How to pray when you don’t know what to say…
Dear Friends: Do you want to pray but don’t know what to say? Do you want to pray but don’t know where to start? Do you want to talk to God, but don’t know how to pray? Maybe you have a lot on your mind, but you don’t know what words to say?
Prayer when you don’t know what to say
(i.e. How to pray when you don’t know what to say.)
Do you know the Lord’s Prayer? The Lord’s Prayer is the prayer Jesus taught his disciples to pray. Here are the words:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever,
Amen. See also: Bible Verses about the Lord’s Prayer
When you don’t know what to say, please pray the Lord’s prayer as is (see above), then try praying the Lord’s prayer using your own words (see below). Praying is simply communicating with God. You can pray anytime and anywhere, for any length of time (even for 1 second, e.g. by calling the name of Jesus!). See also: Bible Verses about the Power of Prayer
Going line by line through the Lord’s Prayer, we have:
“Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.”
~ In your own words, say hello to God, and praise His name. Please remember that your words do not need to be fancy – Just use your regular every day words to say “Good Morning Jesus”, or/& “Thank you God!” Thank God for anything you are thankful for. Tell God how much you appreciate Him. You can also sing songs of praise and worship to God. If you don’t know any songs of praise or none come to mind, you can go to YouTube and search for e.g. “Christian songs of praise and worship.” You will find several great options, many have lyrics included so you can sing along.
See also: Bible Verses about Praise & Worship ; Inspirational Songs
“Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
~ In your own words, ask God to show you how to live a life that is pleasing to Him. Ask that God’s perfect will be done in your life. Ask him to help you so you can honor him with your words, thoughts, actions… that your heart will always be turned to God. See also: 3 Ways to Walk in God’s Perfect Will
“Give us this day our daily bread.”
~ In your own words, ask God to provide for your daily needs, and thank him in advance because you know He answers prayers. See also: Bible Verses about God’s Provision
“And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
Is there anyone you need to forgive today? Is there anyone you have a grudge against? If yes, ask God to help you to forgive, let go, and move on. God wants to help! Ask God to help you to forgive others as he has forgiven you in the past, as he continues to forgive you now, and as he will still forgive you in the future. See also: Bible Verses about Letting go & Letting God ; Bible Verses about God helping us; Letting go of offenses
“Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”
~ In your own words, ask God to guide you and protect you. Ask God to help you avoid situations that will pose a danger to you physically or spiritually. See also: Bible Verses about God’s Protection
“For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever,”
~ In your own words, acknowledge God’s sovereignty over everything. Remember: my life is in God’s hands! Praise God and Worship God with your words, with your thoughts, or/& with singing.
See also: God is the Lord of all
~ Amen means “so let it be.” Yes, and amen to our prayers!
Finally, please remember: Prayer is a two-way street. Remember to often take time to be quiet in the presence of the Lord, and let God speak to you. The more you practice seeking God, the more you will recognize how to hear His voice when He speaks to you. If you ever believe God is telling you something, write it down so you don’t forget. See also: Bible Verses about Seeking God; Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you; May God bless and keep you always!
Romans 15:13, NLT I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, ESV Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.
Romans 15:33, ESV May the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
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Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com
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