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There’s Nothing Wrong with Simple Prayers

Originally, I was going to title this post, “How to Pray Bold Prayers,” not because I pray boldly, but because I thought it’s how we “should” pray. And we are called to be bold in our Christian walk, but lately God has been showing me that there is nothing wrong with simple prayers.

Last year I started working for a 24-hour prayer line. I’ve talked to and prayed for people all over the world during my early morning shift.

Humbled by Prayer

That said, on occasion one of the people I’m praying for will pray for me once I finish praying for them.

And their prayers humble me.

They use Scriptures, and speak with authority. Their words are beautifully woven together and I wonder what they must think of my simple-straightforward prayers.

I’m not eloquent. I’m just a girl who loves Jesus and enjoys praying for others.

I'm just a girl who loves Jesus and enjoys praying for others. Click To Tweet

Can you relate to that?

Have you ever felt like other’s pray so beautifully that you can never measure up? Or maybe you’re trying to pray more like a prayer warrior you know?

I’ve been there.

I’ve tried adopting some of the prayers that have been prayed for me to pray for others, but I keep coming back to my simple prayers. No fancy words. Only occasionally a Scripture or two. Otherwise it’s just me talking to God on behalf of a Christian brother or sister.

Simple Prayers

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.

Matthew 6:7

This verse in Matthew is one of the ways God broke through to my heart, and this wasn’t the only time Jesus shared this sentiment.

In Mark 12, Jesus sat opposite the treasury and watched the people who were bringing their offering. The rich people gave large sums, but the one who stuck out was the widow who gave two small copper coins. Jesus praised her because she gave out of her poverty. She gave everything she had. (Mark 12:41-44)

She gave God her all, it wasn’t much, but it was enough.

She gave God her all, it wasn't much, but it was enough. Click To Tweet

And I wonder if God doesn’t see our prayers the same way.

Not that it’s wrong to pray beautiful prayers and Scriptures God lays on your heart, if God has made you a prayer warrior, by all means approach the throne of God boldly.

But if you don’t have flowery words or Scriptures that come to mind, you can still approach the throne of God and give all that you have.

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