When you don’t know how or what to pray for…

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Or perhaps you are going through a situation that requires decision-making or life-changes and you are not quite sure how to proceed or what to ask for?

Let me encourage you with this:

“…your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” (Matthew 6:8)

I know it’s hard sometimes to not be specific in our prayers and/or not get a clear answer on what to do. But when you ask the Lord our God for His will to be done, for His name to be glorified, for His presence and peace to overcome, you surrender to His feet, you lay down your burdens, and trust that everything will happen according to His perfect plan.

God doesn’t need our permission to accomplish His mighty acts, but He does seek our invitation into our lives and souls to glorify His name in us. Even though life doesn’t come with a precise instructions manual, Jesus gave us the Bible as a gift. Use it as a road map to heaven! Go to Him!

Following Matthew 6:8, He gave us the Lord’s prayer:

This, then, is how you should pray:

” ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

(Matthew 6:9-15)

He knows what we need, but He still gave us exact words to pray to Him. And then He explained why we should pray that! Why? Because He knows what we need!! Get it? He knew we would feel the need to know an exact prayer. And that we might wonder why we should pray those words.

Use the Lord’s prayer or any of the acronyms available to speak to Him, knowing that:

  1. There is no right or wrong way to pray (as long as you pray with your heart)
  2. No prayer is too long or too short
  3. You don’t have to be super eloquent or use fancy words
  4. God loves private/individual prayers, just as much as when 2 or 3 gather in His name
  5. There is no prayer/request too big or too small for God

The next time that you feel lost in your prayers, remember that He already knows what you and the people you are praying for need. And that many of the answers you are looking for can be found in the Bible very clearly… if you seek for them and dwell in His presence with a faithful heart.

Love, Your Sister in Christ – K

*Posted with permission from QualityAboveQuantity

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