2 thoughts on “How to Pray for Help (When You Don’t Know What You Need)

  • April 11, 2018 at 2:15 am

    Hi Shannon,
    For what it’s worth, I think many (if not most?) of us who are inclined to pray struggle with it. For those of us who believe in God, who have gone to church or undergone any sort of religious education or training, I think it can be intimidating–especially in the beginning!
    I mean, how do I, a mere mortal, a speck of humanity on this giant revolving orb called earth, approach and talk to an omnipotent God? What if I say too much, too little, fall asleep during my prayer (guilty!), don’t kneel (and guilty again–Lord, forgive me for a bad knee..) or don’t use appropriate wording?
    Personally, I believe in a merciful God who hears the cries of our hearts! I LOVE your prayer of “Help!” because it IS sincere and it acknowledges need. I also like your prayer (because I was taught to pray ending my requests, praise, etc “in Jesus name, Amen”)because leaving the prayer somewhat non-specific doesn’t LIMIT God. I feel that if we want His will to be done, then leaving options open is a sensible and respectful approach lol!

    • April 11, 2018 at 8:53 am

      Lovely wisdom – and so well said! “Sensible and respectful” really hits home for me!


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