A Prayer When I Can’t Find Words to Pray

A Prayer When I Can’t Find Words to Pray
Dear Father,
Words refuse to escape my lips today and I cannot find them.
Not only do they stall before reaching my tongue,
Those same words float around in my mind,
Failing to make complete sentences.
Failing to join together in expressive thoughts.
Failing to unite my emotions and intellect.
Oh the agony of a soul at a loss for words.
Yet as Creator of the universe, You have provided.
For when humanity grips my spirit with unbelievable strength,
And when defeat nags my mind with unbearable vigor,
The Holy Spirit intercedes for me
With groaning too deep for words.
You, the God who knows all, intimately knows my heart.
Thank you, Father.
Amen.

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.   

Romans 8:26-27

a prayer for when I can't find words

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A Prayer for Easter

A Prayer for Easter

Dear Father,

My eyes lift to Heaven
In total adoration of the one true God you are.
Your incredible love for the world
Exceeds my imagination
And your gracious gift of life
Excels beyond my understanding.
When I reflect on the cross of Calvary,
My mind fails to grasp the depth of darkness-
The day you turned your back on your son
As he bore the sin of the world.
For everyone ever born.
For me.
The price was so great yet his blood poured out
To yield the highest return of investment ever known.
O Death- where is your sting?
O Grave- where is your victory?
Death? It is extinguished.
The Grave? It has been conquered.
And the empty tomb? Celebrated.
He is Risen and we praise you, Father!

Hosanna and Amen!

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A Child’s Prayer of Thanks & 12 Little Blessings Book Giveaway

When children are young, finding words to pray can sometimes be challenging. This is the reason many of us know the faithful prayer “Now I lay me down to sleep…” Reciting prayers can be helpful for children to form words and habits of prayer. Encouraging your children to form their own words is truly wonderful, but for times they need a little help, a short memorized prayer is a great way to continue God-honoring behavior.

Simple habits for young children potentially develop into powerful prayer habits as adults. Here are just a few tips on ways our family has discovered to unify our hearts regarding prayer (and not that we’ve perfected them by any means!):

  • Close your eyes. This is simply a sign of reverence.
  • Fold your hands. This will help them stay focused.
  • Or hold hands with family members. Doing this signals unity in prayer and love for family.
  • Keep prayer reminders on the fridge- a great way to keep prayer a priority.
  • Use prayer journals to track prayers and answers to prayers.
  • Pray at the same time each day. Before meals and at bedtime have really worked for us.

The above are just a few ideas our family has found to encourage prayer in the lives of children. I also wrote this child’s prayer of thanks. This short prayer can assist in keeping a positive attitude and remembering the Provider of all blessings.

Dear God,

I’m thankful

For all You give:

For food,

For love,

A place to live.

I thank you for my family too

And I want you to know

that I love you.

Amen.

childs prayer of thanks

Today I have the most precious children’s book up for giveaway! 12 Little Blessings is a book about counting God’s provisions. Each page includes a Bible verse and a two phrase prayer, perfectly designed for children ages 3-7.

blessings book giveaway

I love this little book and so do my kiddos, especially my two youngest. As part of the Really Woolly brand, the sweet animal characters in the book are fun and cute. The soft sweet rhymes are a wonderful reminder that God is the giver of every wonderful thing. This book is also a great tool for teaching your children to count! Here’s a little preview of the book:

 

Isn’t the Really Woolly brand sooo adorable?

I was thinking the colors of the book are perfect to tuck in an Easter basket and then I discovered a couple items that would be super cute with it! Here’s the puzzle:


Really Woolly – John 3:16 – Easter Puzzle – $2.99

from: DaySpring Cards Inc

And this wonderful set to keep the focus on Christ at Easter:


Really Woolly Kids – Jesus is Risen! Celebration Set – $2.99

from: DaySpring Cards Inc

If you’d like to see more information or order this sweet DaySpring 12 Little Blessings book, click here. And if you want to tuck in the Jelly Bean Poem in your Easter baskets or to give away as sweet Gospel reminders, then click here for the free printables.

But I KNOW you want to enter to win a copy of the book, so follow the Rafflecopter and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Rachel

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