I admit. I struggle with words, especially when it comes to prayer. I feel like nothing I say is worthy enough to be said to the Creator of the universe. Especially praying out loud. I fumble over what to say. I get overwhelmed because I want to make sure I pray the right words.
This has troubled me for some time but today I saw a wonderful Bible verse:
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.”
This verse reminds me that even when I can’t find the right words, the Lord knows what is on my heart, whether it is something of praise or concern. There are times that I am so overwhelmed with the current situation that all I can say is “Thank you!” and/or “Help!” And while I may still turn bright red when asked to pray out loud, at least I have peace knowing that God knows what it is that I’m trying to say.