Wondering What to Say When You Pray?


Posted by Kia Crawford on May 14th, 2012 in Spirit | No Comments

Many people struggle with prayer. Some feel they must be eloquent with their words in order to relay the prayer properly. However, prayer does not require flowered language or eloquence.  Prayer is your communication with God. It is the most personal of all communication. God listens to your heart over your words. We often pray corporately at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Fayetteville often. We know that what we do as a profession has a special purpose. However, this special purpose must also be properly ordered, and to ensure that it is,we must seek God. We recommend that our employees pray individually about all things because prayer gives you the opportunity to speak and listen to God.  In this intimate time, you can share your inner most thoughts. Jesus instructs us on how to pray in Matthews 6:7-8.

  And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” Matthew 6: 7-8

We must open our hearts when speaking to God. God wants us to share our words with not only our minds, but with our hearts. And he wants us to open our souls to allow the holy spirit to provide a response. If we understand the prayer is truly two way communication, we will understand the true power in the practice. You must have faith in your prayers. Faith that your God is bigger than your circumstances. But, not only should you be steadfast in prayer when the waters are troubled,  but also when the sea is calm. Often we turn to God in times of tribulations. But, what do we have to say to God in times of jubilation? We should look to King David in 1 Chronicles 29 :10-13.

“Praise be to you, Lord,
the God of our father Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
11 Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, Lord, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.
12 Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.
13 Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name.

There is NEVER a time we don’t have anything to say to God. We can always give praise to God.  Tell Him how much you love Him. Tell Him thank you. God wants to hear from you in bad times, good times, and okay times. He wants to hear you speak your heart in prayer at all times. We mustn’t think of God as being separate from from our every day life. He is indeed involved.  God is omnipresent. He is not removed from us, but is within us. Many of our residents here at Dogwood Forest of Fayetteville will tell you that the key to good life is faith in God and praying continuously. So seek him in your prayers. He is truly only a call a way, and he is indeed, waiting for your call.