How to pray when you don't know what to pray

Even when things are difficult, there are always things to be thankful for. Begin your prayer by expressing your gratitude to God for His blessings, such as your health, relationships, or provision.

It’s okay to tell God that you don’t know what to pray for or how to express what’s on your heart. He already knows your thoughts and feelings, and wants to hear them.

Ask God to give you wisdom and discernment as you navigate your circumstances. Pray for guidance and direction, and trust that He will provide it in His perfect timing.

If you are struggling to find the words to pray, try using the Bible as a guide. Read through the Psalms or other passages that speak to your situation, and pray the words back to God.

Prayer is a conversation with God, and He wants to hear from you no matter what you are going through. Don’t worry about saying the “right” words or having a perfect prayer. Simply come to God with an open heart and a willingness to listen to His voice.


It’s common to experience moments when we don’t know what to pray or how to express ourselves to God. However, it’s important to remember that prayer doesn’t have to be perfect or eloquent. It’s simply a conversation with God, and it can take many forms.

Remember, prayer is a personal and individual practice, and there’s no right or wrong way to do it. The most important thing is to be authentic, honest, and open to the guidance and wisdom of God.

Great advice - thank you brother. God bless you.