Sometimes my prayers feel empty, vain, and repetitious.
I find myself praying the same prayers over and over again mostly for safety, health, wisdom, and to be used by God. These prayers aren’t for me most of the time. I pray them for my children.
Sometimes it’s hard to know what to pray for others, isn’t it?
Do you struggle with praying the same prayer over and over as I do?
I also wrestle to find words to help me praise God. I mean, it’s easy to say, “I worship you, Jesus! I love you and praise you!” But those words seem lacking.
How do we find words to praise a God like Him?
What can help us pray for our children and loved ones beyond the daily laundry list–the broken records of requests– as well as find adequate words to praise God?
I found a great resource. . .
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The Bite of Bread this week will help us pray for our loved ones. But you can also use these scriptures to pray for you. Toward the end of the week, the daily bites will give us words to use to praise and worship God and Jesus in our prayers.
Gather your journal and Bible. Grab a pen and pour some coffee. Turn these verses into prayers, and write them down. There is something powerful, weighty, and eternal about praying this way. Honestly, I just love these verses. You will be blessed digging into them this week.
The “Bites” will also be posted on our Fellowship page. And I’ll meet you on Periscope every morning at 8:20 ET to talk about the bite for the day and encourage one another.
May He hear your prayers!
And may Christ be glorified in our lives. Amen.
Finding Purpose Beyond Today,
He knows the desires of our hearts.. My Heavenly Father wants me as His Child… He wants that precious time from me. Have been times in my life that my heart is broken and I pray The Lord’s Prayer…. And, oh, where it can go from there. I love you, Andy Lee! You help me remember and to appreciate His goodness not my imperfections.
Praise God! Yes, we must focus on His goodness. Love you too, Janice!