I have to admit, I’m not the greatest when it comes to prayer.
Well, when it comes to public, say-it-out-loud prayer anyway. I do just fine when it’s just me and God. But when I have to pray out loud in front of people? I get all jumbled up, nervous, and trip over my own tongue. That, and I get distracted by the sound of my own voice. It’s not pretty.
It’s something I’d like to improve about myself.
Not because I want people to think I’m awesome at public prayer, but simply because sometimes I have some good thoughts lined up in my head, and I’d like to be able to get them out in a clear, concise way to bless a friend to might need to hear them in that moment.
I want to be better because it’s something that holds me back from praying for/with a friend when they might need it.
And I’m not okay with that. And as I’ve been trying to figure out the HOW of that, an idea keeps popping up. In books, conversations, and even my own thoughts, the idea to write out my prayers. In enough unrelated places to get my attention, write out your prayers has come up this week. Maybe that’s the HOW I’ve been looking for?
Do any of you write out your prayers in some way or other?
Maybe journal your prayers?
I’m going to give it a shot. Maybe it will help me learn to un-jumble my thoughts so I can better pray when I have a friend in need.
Something to think about…