Father God, teach us to pray. We’ve grown weary and lost our wonder. We’ve become busy, distracted and discouraged. We’ve created formulas out of prayer, do A,B, C, D, and if we don’t pray just right, we often feel guilty and stop praying.
God, please come and encourage our hearts today. Teach us to pray. Remind us that prayer is a precious, sacred place where we can meet with You. No one or nothing can stop us from praying. We can pray anytime, anywhere. Prayer is one way to develop our personal relationship with You. Talking and listening. A beautiful thing.
Lord, teach us to pray all kinds of prayers once again. Prayers of praise. Contemplative prayers. Prayers of thanks. Prayers of confession. Prayers for others. Prayers for our city, state, nation, and the world. Prayers for our family and friends. Prayers for the sick, the lonely, the hungry and thirsty, and the poor. Creative prayers. Journaled prayers. Spoken prayers. Songs of prayer. Scripture prayers. Personal faith-filled prayers.
What a privilege it is to know we can talk with You and that You listen and answer us. You see us right where we are. You see our joy, our laughter and our tears. You know our deepest need.
Father, we need Your heart in order to pray effectively. Holy Spirit, lead us to pray with wisdom and with truth. Jesus, we need to get out of our comfort zone and remember where You are: Interceding at the right hand of the Father as we speak.
Jesus, thank You for praying for us when we are prayer-less.
Lord God, I need prayer and I need You. I love prayer and most of all, I love You.
Please, God, let prayer move us once again.