Have you ever had anyone pray for you? I don’t mean they said they would do so when they got home, or to church, but actually stopped, put a hand on your shoulder and prayed…out loud. It could have been in your home or church, in WalMart, on the phone or at your job. Let me tell you, it is powerful stuff. I have been a “pray-er” and a “prayee“, and either way the blessings are awesome. As Christians, prayer is as vital to our spiritual well being, as water is to our physical. You can’t survive without it.
Yes, it takes practice to pray aloud, but the words we utter are not as important as the deep desire to be in communication with God. He already knows what we need, but like a good parent, he wants us to tell him, and his Holy Spirit will always prompt and guide you to ask for the right thing. “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” Romans 8:26