16 Aug 10 Psalms to Pray When You Have No Words
Last week I shared what to pray when you don’t know what to pray. You have probably have had days or perhaps seasons where you can’t come up with your own words, but the good news is you can open the Word and pray scripture. I thought it would be more helpful to take that last post a step further and provide you with scripture to pray and what better book of the Bible to pray from them Psalms? These verses are written so that you can literally pray them word for word. You don’t have to muster up your own thoughts or prayers, scripture has done so for you. As I shared last week, there is power in praying God’s Word because it’s the very words he spoke. There is a printable you can use at the bottom of this post as well. I hope this guides you in your prayer life on those days where you feel like you have no words.
10 Psalms to Pray When You Have No Words
“Now I can lay down in peace and sleep comes at once, for no matter what happens, I will live unafraid.” Psalm 4:8
“Lord, I have always trusted in your kindness, So answer me, for I know you won’t fail me now.” Psalm 13: 5
“The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:1-6
“Lord, direct me throughout my journey, so I can experience your plans for my life. Reveal the life-paths that are pleasing to you.” Psalm 25:4
“Then I will say to my soul, don’t be discouraged, don’t be disturbed, For I fully expect my Savior-God to break through for me. Then I’ll have plenty of reasons to praise him all over again. Yes, living before his face is my saving grace.” Psalm 43: 5
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10
“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help. This I know: God is on my side!” Psalm 56:8-9
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” Psalm 123:23-24
“You keep every promise you’ve ever made to me! Since your love for me is so constant and endless, I ask you, Lord, to finish every good thing that you’ve begun in me!” Psalm 138:8
“You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way, and in kindness you follow behind me, to spare me from the harm of my past. With your hand of love upon my life, you impart a Father’s blessing to me.” Psalm 139:5
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