A Prayer When I Can’t Find Words to Pray

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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.

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



  1. Sometimes when my soul is at a loss for words, that is when the still, small Voice speaks most clearly.


  2. So grateful He discerns our hearts & prays for us. Beautiful prayer!

  3. Hi Rachel,

    Oh My! This prayer perfectly describes when I am at a loss for words. It is a comfort that Jesus can hear my heart cry when I have no words and is still interceding. I also find comfort in Isaiah 65:24 “Before they even call I will answer; and while they are yet speaking I will hear. It hits me Before they even call I will answer…



  4. Perfect prayer! I especially love the verse you chose from Romans. “The Spirit intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words”. Wow! Those words cut me to the quick today! Blessings, my friend!

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