I think we’d all admit that there is no shortage of needs to pray for/about, but at times we struggle with just how to do it. What do we say? How do we say it? What’s the most effective approach? Are our prayers reaching beyond the ceiling to God’s ears, or are they just empty words bouncing back at us and mocking our efforts?
Author and speaker Linda Evans Shepherd has tackled this common topic in her practical yet poignant new book When You Don’t Know What to Pray: How to Talk to God About Anything. Because Linda is herself a deeply committed woman of prayer, driven to that place by desperate circumstances and her abiding faith in a merciful God, her words ring true and her advice is solid.
If you and/or someone you know struggle with effective prayer, consider getting a copy of this book for personal study–and get a copy (or two!) for someone else who needs it. Then watch and see what our faithful God will do!