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Teach Us to Pray

with Christina Patterson

Episode 9: What to Pray When You Don't Know What to Say

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What are we supposed to do when we don't know what to pray? Just make it up? That doesn't seem sincere. Not say anything at all? That doesn't feel right. Today, we share five things you can do when you find yourself at a loss for words when it's time to pray.

Key Takeaways
• Scripture can serve as the outline or framework for your prayer, thus giving you words to pray that you may not have had otherwise.
• God knows the deepest longings of our hearts that our mouths sometimes can't formulate the words to say.
• Sometimes we need help, and it's okay to allow someone else to give us their strength.

Prayer Resources:
Download Christina's Free 5 Day Prayer Guide at to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer.

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Scriptures in the Podcast are from NIV, ESV or NKJV

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September 21, 2020
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Christina Patterson is a wife and stay-at-home mom with a passion to encourage women in the love of Jesus Christ and the truth of God’s Word. When she is not folding laundry or playing blocks you will find her with her head deep in her Bible or a commentary. She holds her masters in Theology from Liberty University and is the founder of Beloved Women, a non-profit providing resources and community for women to truly know who they are in Christ: His Beloved. She blogs at
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