As I was in my devotion time, I came upon a passage of scripture where King Solomon was praying to the Lord. Here in 2 Chronicles 6:12 and 13 we see the positions of Solomon. First he stood with his arms spread out. Then he got down on his knees before all of Israel and spread his out towards heaven and talked to God: prayed.
So today as I was listening to this passage, I felt compelled to get on my knees just like Solomon. I started to repeat the prayer of Solomon and changing it to fit things that were appropriate for life here in America. Instead of Egypt, I put in leaving England, and instead of fathers, I put forefathers. (I know the only place where God has put His name is in Jerusalem so I didn't change any of that)
But I tell you, how powerful was that time of prayer.
I was moved to tears.
The next chapter was God's response to Solomon and what a beautiful thing to hear the exact Words of God speaking. I love that too. They are all over the Old Testament. That is a wonderful study to do is read all the passages where it says God spoke. Powerful.
Anyway, I thought this might encourage you too today.
I love to read the prayers of the Bible. I think they are so beautiful and just full of the rights stuff to prayer. Sometimes when I might not know just what to prayer, I will do as I did today and repeat a prayer with in the Bible. I don't just read them, I read them and mean them with my heart as well. I make it my own. I just love how somethings are phrased. Their beautiful.
Another thing, especially reading throughout the Psalm, we can do what they say to do. Sometimes they say sing, stand, reach to heaven, look up, and so forth and it's a neat experience to do just that.
Today, I did get on my knees like Solomon and I am glad I did.
Just being in a position of humbleness before the Lord really got my mind and heart ready to pray to God. I don't usually do this, but today I felt completed too and I did.
It took me sometime to recover, LOL, from kneeling but my heart was so elated with how God touched my heart that a little sore knee couldn't compare.
If you are struggling with words to pray try starting by reading a prayer and make it your own.
I think you will find that it will be just the starting point you need to start pray all by yourself.
Try it, let me know.
Disclaimer: pray from your heart always. This is just an encouragement of what you might like to do if you want to. I am not saying you should just repeat prayers to repeat prayers because God isn't interested in the words as much as your heart. Vain repetition doesn't move God's heart, your heart moves Him. I hope that came across right. LOL