Have you ever felt like you should pray, but you don’t even know what to say? Have you ever felt so empty and numb that words don’t even form?
In times like those, I have chosen to pray the scriptures. There are some powerful prayers in the Bible that have become valuable tools for me. The following is one of David’s prayers, recorded in Psalm 3. I have printed it here in case you need some prayer help today. I hope that you will be encouraged as you pray this to God:
Lord, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!
Many are saying of me,
“God will not deliver him.”
But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.
I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
I will not fear though tens of thousands
assail me on every side.
Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.
From the Lord comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people.
Unfortunately, God never promised us a life free from pain, discouragement or trials. When you are in those times, though, I hope that you will use them to turn to God, instead of away from God!