How To Pray When You Don’t Know What To Say

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Sometimes you feel like praying but the words don’t come out of your mouth. What should you do in a situation like that?

Christianity is a way of life, it is not just about what you know but it is about putting the things you know into practice.

I’ve found myself in this situation several times and it can happen for so many reasons.

This happens to me mostly when I’ve prayed about a matter for a long time and in the end, things don’t turn out the way I want.

I usually find it hard to pray in seasons like this because I do not know what to say.

But now, I’ve been to come up with a solution on what to do when I don’t feel like praying.

Sing praises to God

” Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.”

Psalms 100:4

One of the best ways to get into the presence of God is by singing praises to Him. When we sing praises to God, we gain access to His courts, which means we move to a deeper level of relationship with God.

You can sing praises to God for hours without getting tired instead, you will be filled with joy and strength.

The good thing about singing praises to God is that God can grant your heart’s desires before praying to God while still praising Him. A good example in the Bible is the story of Jehoshaphat.

The story of Jehoshaphat singing praises to God and his enemies being defeated is found in 2 Chronicles 20. Jehoshaphat was the king of Judah, and he was faced with a large army from Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir. The enemy army was much larger than Jehoshaphat’s army, and Jehoshaphat was afraid.

Jehoshaphat prayed to God for help, and God sent a prophet to him. The prophet told Jehoshaphat not to be afraid, and that God would help him defeat his enemies. Jehoshaphat then appointed singers to go out in front of the army, singing praises to God.

As the army of Judah was approaching the battlefield, they were singing praises to God. The Lord set an ambush for the enemy armies, and they began to fight each other. By the time the army of Judah arrived at the battlefield, the enemy armies were already defeated.

The story of Jehoshaphat shows the power of praise. When Jehoshaphat and his people sang praises to God, they were putting their trust in him. They were acknowledging that God was in control and that he would help them. And God did help them, in a way that was both unexpected and miraculous.

The story of Jehoshaphat is a reminder that God is always with us and that he is always willing to help us. When we are facing challenges, we can trust in God and give him our praise. And he will help us to overcome those challenges.

When you don’t know what to pray about again, you can switch to praising God. God loves it when we praise him.

In short, praising God regularly can give you answers to prayers even before asking

Pray in the spirit

When you don’t know what to say while praying, you can start praying in the holy spirit.

Praying in the spirit also means praying in tongues. When you are praying in the spirit, you are praying in unknown tongues that only God can understand and give interpretation.

“And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”

Romans 8:27

When praying in tongues, it is the Holy Spirit that is helping you to pray. When the Holy Spirit helps us to pray, we can pray about the right things and the things that we do not even remember to pray about.

Praying in the spirit helps us pray according to the will of God and I can tell you that when you pray according to the will of God, God answers your prayer fast.

“Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints”

Praying in the spirit helps continuously. If you keep praying with your normal language, you will run out of words when you pray for long or you will start repeating the same prayers but when you pray in tongues, you can pray for long and continue praying. You should give it a try today.


In conclusion, there are two things you can do when you don’t feel like praying:

  • Praise God in songs. This is a great way to get into the presence of God and express your love and gratitude for him.
  • Pray in the spirit. This is a way of praying that is guided by the Holy Spirit, and it can be a powerful way to connect with God and to pray according to his will.

If you are feeling discouraged or like you don’t know what to pray about, try one of these two things. You may be surprised at how God answers your prayers.

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