Prayer – Make Up Your Own

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Prayer can be as easy as just talking to God, the Universe, or your higher power, and saying what’s on your mind. That can be easy, especially when you are at the end of your rope and really need help. But as a standard practice when life isn’t so bad, some people, like myself, find making up prayers on the spot harder to do. I often don’t know what to say, or don’t know where to start. So what I’ve done is written down what I want to talk to God about. I may think of one or two things one day, and then think of a few more things another day. As I think up more things to talk to “God” about, I just append those to the list of things I’ve already written down.

I ended up with one long prayer I say from time to time. It includes things that have been bothering me for awhile, and I’d appreciate “God’s” help with. I could have left the compiled prayer as is. Instead, I modified it somewhat to make more sense and be more readable. But I don’t think it has to be perfect. I think the point is to talk to God about things bothering you or things you need help with, or whatever it is you want to say to God.

Once it was written out, in a Word file on my tablet, I didn’t have to think about it. I just said it. I try to make things as easy as possible for me. I have found if something is too hard I’ll never do it, unless I have a really good reason. Like when I’m at the end of my rope. But I think prayer should be a daily thing, and if I can make it easy to do, there’s a much better chance I’ll do it.

Personally I don’t have a problem with asking God for the same thing over and over, especially if it is important and it is likely something God wants too. So I might say the personal prayer I’ve written out every week. Often, things are changing so quickly, the context of my prayer has changed also, so it’s actually a slightly different prayer anyways.

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