This past week I visited a church and asked the congregation about difficulties they have praying. As usually the first answer offered up regarding an inability to focus. Another answer though came up which is not uncommon. Someone mentioned that they have a difficult time finding the right words. First off, I am not so certain there are “right” words to be found. Lovely and profound words lacking in heart or conviction, I rather suspect are like burnt offering offerings without obedience in the Old Testament.
Speaking from the heart with the best honesty you can muster is the best we can hope for. If you examine the Lord’s Prayer that Jesus offered, you will noticed that it is neither lengthy are overly eloquent.