I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the greatest at Praying. You will never see me set into writing a prayer for you, me or anyone else. You will never hear me speak a prayer past a pre-written speech taught to millions daily for this very purpose.
It’s not that I don’t know HOW to pray, or what to say when I’m talking to God. We – God and I – have a great relationship. I talk to him just like I would my Father. To be honest, He’s the only REAL father I’ve ever had. We often have indepth, life changing conversations with one another, just like I would with a real live Dad.
I tell him things, like how I wish my dear friend’s child wasn’t sick or how I hope he finds a permanent home for my sweet friend soon. How I hope Laycie doesn’t wake up and have a seizure tomorrow and I’m thankful Emmalee no longer has them. Sometimes He reassures me, sometimes I hear him “speak” telling me all will be ok. Other times there is silence, just peaceful tranquility that only God Himself brings.
I can’t put these things into a melodical prayer. I can’t write them into pretty words and sentences, like some do. But I can talk, just simply TALK to God and let him know what I’m thinking, feeling, wishing for others that I care about, who have touched my soul.
This is simple chat with my Father is how I pray. How do you pray?