Have you ever felt like your prayers somehow didn’t measure up?

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      Melissa
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      I have always struggled with praying out loud. I feel like everyone else does a better job at it than me.
      Thankfully, it is not the words you say that matter, but that you are building a relationship with God, and making sure that everything you pray comes from the heart.

    • #95303271
      Terry
      Participant

      Yes there have been times when I felt like my prayers were “up to snuff” when compared to others I have heard pray.

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      Patricia
      Participant

      I often feel that my prayers don’t measure up. In my congregation, we have what I call, “real prayer warriors”. But this lesson has taught me, that’s okay because my prayers are always from my heart.

    • #95297774
      Linda
      Participant

      Yes. All the time.

    • #95297590
      Mary
      Participant

      Yes, I used to before this lesson. I have peace now that I can go to my Heavenly Father in prayer being real. He knows my heart of love and respect for Him. I was afraid I was disrespecting Him if I didn’t pray in a certain manner. That was causing stress in my life. That stress has been lifted. Hallelujah!!

    • #95296843
      Scott
      Participant

      Yes. All and almost every time I pray.

    • #95289514
      Ruthie
      Participant

      No. Whatever I’d Prayed for; GOD answered them ALL based on HIS will.

    • #95287042
      Chia
      Participant

      Yes, on several occasions, I struggle with what to say when I pray. Nevertheless, I realize that it is not the words that matter; our heart or our relationship with the Creator is important. Furthermore, Roman 8:26 tells us that 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 groan.

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      Richard
      Participant

      I feel this all the time! It is really encouraging for me that all of my local church leaders say they feel this too so I am slowly building confidence – especially when i gt very stuck for what to say in a open prayer meeting.

    • #95283305
      Tracey
      Participant

      I have felt this way in the past. However, it is a good feeling to know that God wants me to be me when I approach him in prayer. It’s not about eloquent words rather purity of heart!

    • #95282508
      Autumn
      Participant

      I think everyone has had the experience where it seems prayers don’t make it past the ceiling. This is especially true for me when I find I am asking for something that is selfish or that is probably not in God’s will. After I look back, I am glad that those prayers didn’t “measure up” and weren’t answered.

    • #95282302
      Leslie
      Participant

      Absolutely. We have a choice of a moment by moment surrender to the Spirit, however if the entity of the self becomes more the central focus, faith gives way to fear and then the fear over the issues impede what l had intended- thanks be to God that by the power of the Holy Spirit intercession words get straightened out by the time they reach Him, Amen 🙏

    • #95281916
      J.j
      Participant

      I have had this feeling a lot. It’s hard to imagine that the prayers measure up, but worry that they do not

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      Our Daily Bread
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