When You Don’t Know How to Pray

img_2310Have you ever felt as if you needed to pray but you just couldn’t find the words to say? Or have you been through a hard circumstance where you didn’t even know how to try talking to the Lord?

We will all go through times when praying is not the automatic thing to turn to. We look around and ask ourselves “How do I even pray?”

In an earlier post, I wrote about the power of our prayers. How they can have the ability to move mountains.

But there are many times when moving mountains feel hopeless. We want to just forget about asking God for the same things over and over again.

We can look at the spiritual heroes in the Bible and see how they pray powerful prayers.

There is Hannah who fervently prayed for a son. There are Shadrach, Mesach, and Abendnego who would only pray to the one true God. In the New Testament, Paul would pray for almost all he came across. And even Jesus prayed powerful and heartfelt prayers to His Father in Heaven.

We look at people like these and want to be like them in our spiritual walk. It is just sometimes hard to pray as powerful as they do.

God answers prayers. He has answered many in the past. And He has probably answered many in your own life. But knowing this still doesn’t change your attitude when praying seems useless.

But in the times when you don’t know how to pray, you are not alone. God gave us a Comforter to take over when are at a loss of words.

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 groaning too deep for words.” (Romans 8:26)

In our weakness, the Holy Spirit is our help. When we don’t know what to pray, He is our partner when talking to the Lord.

The next time you ask yourself “how can I even pray,” remember that the Holy Spirit has been sent to help you. He will find the words to pray even when you can’t.

In His amazing love,

Stephanie Steele

Let me know your thoughts on this topic below! And if there has been a time when the Holy Spirit has interceded on your behalf.

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