When we don't know what to pray, the Holy Spirit rises up in us.
Christian Life

Hum if you don’t know the words

What do you do when the words don’t come? When your heart is burdened and breaking and you close your eyes to pray but nothing comes out?⁣

What then?⁣

Anything.⁣

Scream.⁣
Cry.⁣
Babble.⁣
Laugh.⁣
Breathe.⁣

Sing.⁣
Dance.⁣
Build.⁣
Paint.⁣
Write.⁣

Prayer isn’t about the words you say just like worship isn’t about carrying a tune. Your entire life can be worship; your entire life can be prayer.⁣

Because the God who formed all things also knows and sees and hears all things, including the creaking of your aching heart turned toward Him, no matter what sound it makes―or doesn’t.

When the words cram your throat too full or when it’s empty, when the gratitude or the pain is too great to speak, let this time of change change your prayers.⁣

Let the Spirit speak for and through you―in tears or steps or ink.⁣


“And in a similar way, the Holy Spirit takes hold of us in our human frailty to empower us in our weakness. For example, at times we don’t even know how to pray, or know the best things to ask for. But the Holy Spirit rises up within us to super-intercede on our behalf, pleading to God with emotional sighs too deep for words.” [Rom 8:26 TPT]

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