(June 22) How to Pray When You Don't Know What to Say

Sometimes prayer feels simple and effortless. Other times, not so much. There are those days when you bow your head, close your eyes, and pour out your heart to the Lord. You sense His nearness and are aware that He hears every word you say. Yet, there are other moments in prayer where we do not know how to express what is in our heart. Somedays it feels like our prayers get no further than the ceiling. What about those days? What do you do when your prayer life feels "stuck" and going nowhere?

One helpful practice is to read the prayers contained in the Bible. When we sit down and consider prayers that saints have offered to the Lord, prayers that the H