Praying Hands over an open Bible

Just Pray…

“Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us.”
~Psalm 62:8

The past couple of days I’ve been reading from the book of Psalms. As I was reading today I noticed something that I’d like to share with you.

Now, I want you to know that I am by no means a Bible Scholar; just a girl sharing her thoughts. I realized that a lot of the Psalms I have been reading appear to be David’s prayers to God. I found encouragement in the fact that these prayers weren’t perfect. They weren’t all smiles, they were David’s thoughts.

David knew that He could pour his heart out to God and that God understood him and was strong enough to handle every one of his worries. He didn’t worry about making sure the prayer sounded eloquent enough; he just told God what was on his heart.

I don’t know about you, but oftentimes I feel like my prayers aren’t good enough. I didn’t thank God enough or word that request just right.  What I forget is a simple truth that God already knows. Psalm 139:2 tells us that God knows when we sit and stand and He knows our every thought. He knows what we need before we do (Matthew 6:8).

If God already knows our thoughts why is that we feel the need to be perfect before speaking with Him? Sometimes I want to pray but don’t always know what to say or how to say it. No, worries, Romans 8:26-27 tells us that the Spirit helps us when we are weak and intercedes for us.

“You do not have, because you do not ask…”
James 4:2b

So go ahead and pray. Tell God what’s on your mind. Don’t worry about making it sound just right–just pray. Pour out your heart and wait expectantly for God to move. Keep your eyes open, He may just go above and beyond your original request (See Ephesians 3:20).

Until next time,

Bailey Sue