What do you do when you are so shaken you don’t even know how to try to pray?
You don’t have time to try to remember scripture. You are in crisis. Nothing is coming to mind but panic.
Or honestly you’re tired of praying. You’ve tried every way you know to pray, and you’re hearing nothing back from God. You may think “prayer doesn’t work.”
Even worse you may begin to believe God doesn’t work. There are scriptures that say “Wait upon The Lord,” but come on. You did wait and nothing happened.
There is help available. Jesus promised The Holy Spirit would live in you and be with you forever. He remembers everything Jesus said and He will remind you.
He will comfort you. He will counsel and guide you. He will even take that mess of disjointed thoughts you are having, and connect them in perfect order with God’s Thoughts.
“I will ask The Father and He will give you another Advocate to help you, and be with you forever — The Spirit of Truth … you know Him, for He lives with you and will be in you.”
“When He, The Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all Truth. He will not speak on His Own, but will only speak what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify Me because it is from Me that He will receive what He makes known to you.”
“But The Advocate, The Holy Spirit, Whom The Father will send in My Name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have said to you.”
Paul described very well how The Holy Spirit helps us when we can’t pray pretty, coherent prayers. When all we can do is groan or just say God’s Name or Jesus’ Name, The Holy Spirit will speak for us.
“The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but The Spirit Himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And He Who searches our heart knows The Mind of The Spirit, because The Spirit intercedes for God’s People in accordance with The Will of God.”
If you don’t know how to pray (or even if you think you do), turn to your Personal, Ever Present Guide and simply say, “Please show me how to pray.”
He is The Truth and He will guide you into all Truth!
“Whether you turn to the left or to the right, your ears will hear A Voice behind you, saying, “This is The Way; walk in it”