I stole this beautiful picture off of my sweet friend's facebook page. Isn't she gorgeous?!
Let me back up a little before I share her powerful words...
I grew up 'knowing how to pray' but I was never in a position where I had to pray out loud, except with my family of course. But still, those prayers were very contrite and mundane.
It wasn't until I started helping with the high school girls that I "learned" how to pray out loud. It can be really intimidating letting others listen to your intimate moments with God. But talk about the ultimate transparency! Laying it all out there and speaking from the depths of your heart, wow...that's raw!
So I'll take you to the night I learned this powerful lesson from a young high school girl...
There were likely 12-15 girls and we were sitting in a circle. Each girl would say their prayer then the next would go and so on. I was listening intently but getting sweaty at the same time. My mind was racing..."what was I going to say? Would it come out right? I'm no good at praying out loud. I'm so going to stumble over all my words!" My time came and went and who knows what I said or "if I did good," but then came the sweet words of this beautiful young woman..."God, help us to fall more in love with you each day!"
That's it... ONE sentence! I was blown away by this. Who knew you could say so much with so little?!
So, friends, if you're in a place where you don't even know what to pray, start with one simple sentence. That's all it takes. God knows your heart. Your words are just the icing on the cake. He doesn't need your words as much as he wants your heart!
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