Ramble on…

Do you have a regular time of prayer? Fantastic, if you do! If you don’t, you should consider setting a fixed time of your day aside to talk to your Maker, who hopefully, you also relate with as Father. So, what do you say when you pray? Do you have a routine? Maybe you say the Lord’s prayer or have specific words you use…well, let’s talk about that a little more.

So, I’ve read severally, and I also believe, that it’s a great idea to use Scripture verses to pray. Almost like giving God’s own words back to him. The desires expressed in Scripture often reflect our own needs and also represent a wise way to present our requests to God e.g. keep us from temptation and deliver us from evil.

But what happens when you can’t even string your thoughts together, when you’re so overwhelmed you’re not sure where to start your prayer from or what exactly to ask God to do for you? What do you do when you don’t know what to say or how to say it? Just stay in God’s presence, and ramble on…

It is a fantastic idea to start prayer with thanksgiving no matter what. And I have found giving of thanks a great way to put my thoughts in perspective. You may need to repent from any faults that come to mind, asking God for help to please him. After that, just say it as it comes. Even if your requests are incoherent. Even if you’re asking for wealth and humility in the same breath.

Even if you’re making two different requests for yourself and someone else in the same sentence….just keep on. Don’t be discouraged to walk away from prayer. You can contemplate quietly on God’s wisdom and glory in Creation. But don’t let the devil steal the moment from you by filling your mind with distracting thoughts and luring you away from prayer.

Make your time of prayer count by pouring out your heart to God just as it is. As the thoughts come. As the desires arise. As your mind recollects, let your lips speak. God is neither embarrassed nor surprised by our prayers. His greatest desire is for us to come to him in faith and humility. So even if your prayers don’t make sense to you, just ramble on…

Author: thetoyintaiwo

My name is Oluwatoyin J. Taiwo – a Christian, an Engineer, and a Writer. I enjoy reading, travelling and watching football + lawn tennis. I love working with young people, especially teenagers. I believe that people are shaped by the words they hear or read, and our most important decisions are those we make in the first three decades of life.

2 thoughts on “Ramble on…”

  1. I’m grateful for the privilege of prayer. I’m glad God isn’t embarrassed nor surprised by my prayers. Thank you sir for sharing

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