Partly because Jesus taught us to pray short prayers. Have you ever noticed that if you say the Lord’s Prayer out loud, with a stop watch in hand, it takes you only about 25-30 seconds to say the whole thing?
But mainly because that’s what works for me – lots of quick prayers, pregnant with meaning. Maybe I pray this way because I’m a guy. Maybe its because I hate pompous prayers. Or maybe its because I like to listen more than I speak.
Regardless, here are the top 6 prayers that tend to cross my lips.
Sometimes prayed before a meal. Usually after something happens that I’ve been hoping will happen. Occasionally used sarcastically when something crappy occurs. Sometimes prayed when I sense God has changed his mind about something I’ve been asking Him to do.
I pray this a lot, always without an answer.
I’ve prayed this only three times. First was when my cousin Craig tragically passed away. The second when my dad wasn’t healed of cancer. The third was a time I’m not prepared to share quite yet.
Tends to be the prayer I pray most.
A prayer of surrender, like when I give into His will. Tends to be the prayer I pray with the most passion, and resignation.
I Love You
Prayed this prayer this morning. I find it’s a prayer best prayed with no words after it.
What are your most common prayers?