Have you ever had a time in your life that you had no words to pray? In a tough time or a time of great grief or tragedy? Maybe in a scary or uncertain time? In those hard times does it feel like the words inside you have dried up. Let’s talk about how to pray when we are all out of words.
(make sure you check the bottom of the post for a beautiful free printable to remind you not to fear and give you comfort)
We are in the midst of uncertain times.
In hard times prayer can often be hard too!
Today, right now we need God in our lives and we need Him to show up in a big way!!!
What do you do when you need God to take over and make it better but all you can say is, “O, God”! Here are a couple suggestions for you and me when we have no words to pray!
KNOW YOUR POSITION
First, we must know our position in Christ and believe it! God has not changed. He is the same in our times of greatest need as He was forever in the past and will be forever in the future.
If we know Jesus as our Lord and Savior He is our Kinsman Redeemer! He is our covenant partner. God loves you and me more than we can ever think or know.
We need to believe and acknowledge that we are standing in a most marvelous, intimate relationship with God!
ACKNOWLEDGE GOD’S GOOD INTENT
God wants the best for us even when He allows bad things to come into our life. We have to understand that we live in a broken world. Only God can work His wonders and miracles in such a mess! God is sovereign and totally in control even if you and I are not.
Do you believe that God wants and what is best for you? Well, He does! But that does not mean that everything will work out the way you and I want. God’s great plan is working for His Glory, for your good, and according to His will.
PRESS INTO GOD
He waits for us to come boldly to His Throne of Grace and tell Him everything! He waits for YOU AND ME. We don’t need the right words or fancy words. We can even go before Him and cry!
So, even if we can say one word to Him, that’s okay. We can sit before Him broken because we want to be near Him!
God is such a good listener and a great doer! Just because we cannot see Him working in our life, does not mean that He’s not! God does a lot of work we don’t ever see!
PRAYERFULLY READ GOD’S WORD
When we cannot pray we can prayerfully read the Bible! I find this overpoweringly comforting.
For in God’s Word is all comfort, love, mercy, grace, truth, lovingkindness, patience we will every need!
I love to read Psalms when I am having trouble praying. There is so much to praise God for there! Praise God through His Word. Give Him the sacrifice of your praise! Open your Bible and tell God you want to meet Him there!
Did you know…
“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words”. Roman’s 8:26
When we cannot pray, the Holy Spirit is before the Throne praying in inexpressible words! Amazing! How can we ever not trust a God that is praying so hard for us with groanings too deep for words!
GOD’S IMMENSE LOVE FOR YOU
We will all go through tough times. Isn’t it comforting that the God of all knows us and our troubles and loves us and deeply intercedes for us and is sovereign? Those thoughts can be very comforting in our greatest times of need!
If you are not secure about where you stand with God, let me assure you that God loves you and desperately wants a relationship with you. He loves you just as you are and where you are!
If you want to know more about having this life-changing relationship, please read THIS!
SUMMING IT UP
Sometimes it is hard to pray. Don’t worry just sit and let God share your pain and your grief and your worry! Sit with Him and ask Him for comfort. Press into your Father! He will meet you in the middle of your storm!
THEN HE (JESUS) GOT INTO THE BOAT AND HIS DISCIPLES FOLLOWED HIM. A FURIOUS STORM CAME UP ON THE LAKE, SO THE WAVES SWEPT UP OVER THE BOAT.
BUT JESUS WAS SLEEPING. THE DISCIPLES WENT AND WOKE HIM SAYING, “LORD, SAVE US! WE ARE GOING TO DROWN.” HE REPLIED, “YOU OF LITTLE FAITH WHY ARE YOU SO AFRAID”?
THEN HE GOT UP AND REBUKED THE WIND AND WAVES AND IT WAS COMPLETELY CALM.
THE MEN WERE AMAZED AND ASKED, “WHAT KIND OF MAN IS THIS? EVEN THE WIND AND WAVES OBEY HIM”. Mark 4: 36-41
Make sure to download this beautiful, comforting scripture verse from Isaiah to remind you do not fear!