Romans 8:26  Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.

I often struggle with prayer.  What are the right words to use to talk with God?  The words often feel so trite and superficial.  Why even try to find words when God knows my innermost thoughts?  At times it seems important to find words for praise and gratitude, and to pray for those who are in need.   Other times, it feels like the most authentic way to grow closer to God is to sit still and silently listen for God’s voice.

Dear God – help me to be patiently still and silent so I may listen to you.  In Your name, Amen