How to Pray When You Don’t Know What to Pray
What keeps you from talking to God on a regular basis? Getting comfortable with prayer takes time, but it’s critical if we want to grow in our faith to be able to have open and honest conversations with our relational God.
Here are 5 examples of daily prayers:
Create a Prayer List inside your Bible App to help you establish a regular prayer rhythm, and choose a few items from that list to focus on each day. As time passes, you’ll be able to look back and reflect on what God was doing in your life at the time.
What does the Bible say about not knowing what to pray for?
For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for wordsu201d (Romans 8:26 ESV). Sometimes we can’t bring ourselves to pray because we don’t want to be hypocritical.
How do I pray to God what I want?
God can answer vague prayers, but being specific creates a stronger bond between you and Him. Tell God what you want or need and ask Him to provide it for you.
Is there a right way to pray to God?
Yes, there is a right and wrong way to pray. When you pray, you pray for things that are beyond your or your abilities. You can also pray to thank God for the blessings he has bestowed upon you. When it comes to things that involve other people, God sends you on a mission impossible.
Why does God want us to pray?
God’s desire, according to the book of Ephesians, is for us to pray “on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18). We turn to prayer because it is the most personal way to experience God, encounter Him, and grow in knowledge of Him.
How does Jesus say we should pray?
u201cDo not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men… but when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your father who is unseen,u201d Jesus taught.
How do I talk to God?
It’s fine to pray with your eyes open and your head held high, just as it’s fine to pray kneeling and silent. It’s common to recite some traditional prayers out loud, but it’s also very common to pray silently to yourself.
How do you ask for a miracle?
Pray with precision.
- As part of your prayer, repeat simple and direct phrases. For example, repeat the Catholic “Miracle Prayer,” which goes like this: “Lord Jesus, I come before Thee, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me.”
Does God hear every prayer?
While this may appear harsh, it is simply the truth: God does not hear every prayer that is offered to him; rather, God hears the prayers of those who put their faith in him.
Do I pray to God or Jesus?
We cannot go wrong when we pray directly to God the Father, who is our Creator and whom we should worship. We have direct access to God through Jesus, who is not limited to priests and prophets, but is available to all of us.
What is the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
Is it OK to pray for the same thing over and over?
Ask God for what you want as often as it occupies your mind, because it’s those nagging, horrible, conflicting, heartbreaking needs that linger in your mind beyond one quick begging session. If you’re stuck in a prayer loop, stay in it as long as you need to.
Does God command us to pray?
u201cThen Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.u201d As you can see, the Bible commands us to pray and tells us what it accomplishes, so take advantage of this wonderful gift known as prayer.
Does God call us to pray?
So why does the Lord ask us to pray when He already knows the answer? It’s because prayer brings us into His presence, unlocks the power of His Spirit in us, and brings healing and guidance… and in making our requests known to Him, He often answers questions we haven’t asked yet.
How do you start a prayer?
We express our gratitude to our Father in Heaven by telling him what we are thankful for, beginning with “I thank thee” or “I am grateful for.” We show our gratitude to our Father by telling him what we are thankful for in our prayer, such as our home, family, health, the earth, and other blessings.