I Don’t Know How To Pray
Do you ever feel like you don’t know what to pray for, or even HOW to pray?
This used to be a huge problem for me. I would actually get anxiety because I felt like God wanted me to pray “more” or pray “differently”.
That was not true!
Prayer is simply talking to God, there is no “law” that says how long you gotta do it; and as long as your heart is pointing in the right direction, you can’t do it incorrectly, either.
Prayer doesn’t have to be at a certain place, or “through” a certain person (only Jesus), and you don’t have to be in a physical “position” (bowed, standing, etc) to be heard… Just talk to God, whenever, WHERE ever. This is what He longs for from you.
Speaking to God builds up your relationship with Him. You can speak out loud, or inwardly. Either way, He hears you, He loves you, and He’s going to HELP you.
And one of the best things about prayer is that when you CAN’T find the words to pray, the Holy Spirit prays FOR you, based on what’s already in your heart! And He prays in words and groans that are INCOMPREHENSIBLE to us humans. Here’s what the Bible says about it:
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints (believers – you and me) in accordance with God’s will.” (Romans 8:26,27)
How wonderful is that?! The Holy Spirit HELPS us, COMFORTS us, and even PRAYS for us! Give God a SHOUT today for such a wonderful gift! The Holy Spirit! God IN us! -Matt