As a follow up to our post yesterday about helping teens learn to pray on their own, we wanted to add this excellent article about what to do when you just don’t know what to say.
I’m sure it’s happened to all of us… We sit down to pray, our minds are clear, our intention is sound, but nothing comes. It can be especially difficult for young people who are just entering into adulthood & just beginning the journey of adult prayer. These suggestions can get you moving & help to deepen your prayers & strengthen your relationship with Christ.
From the article:
What should we pray for?
This list is endless! There are so many things we can bring before God that it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Here are some helpful tips for working out what you should pray for:
Follow Paul’s examples of prayer
- Thank God for your brothers and sisters in Christ (2 Thessalonians 1:3)
- Thank God for the love and faith of others (Colossians 1:3-7)
- Ask God to teach you and others more about Himself (Colossians 1:9-14)
- Ask God to help you and others grow in knowledge and love (Philippians 1:9)
- Ask God to help you and others make wise decisions based on His word (Philippians 1:10)
- Bring before God all sorts of prayers and requests (Ephesians 6:18)
- Continually pray for other Christians (Ephesians 6:18)