Sometimes I feel as if I'm all prayed out. I can't find anymore words. Does this happen to you? I was just reading Elisabeth Elliot's book, Keep A Quiet Heart, and came across this.
"Christians in the Orthodox Church use a prayer called the Jesus Prayer... the words are simple, but they cover everything we need to ask for ourselves and others; Lord Jesus Christ, Son Of God, Have Mercy On Us... The Jesus Prayer was one my husband Add and I often used together when he was dying of cancer, when we seemed to have 'USED UP' all the other prayers..."
So many times, especially when I am praying for my family, I feel as if I have "used up" all the prayers. I become discouraged and the feeling my prayers are inadequate. During those times, I should remember, God already knows what we need. He knows what our loved ones need. All we have to do is utter a simple prayer from the heart. Whether it's a simple, "Lord have mercy on us" or maybe praying "The Lord's Prayer", if it comes from the heart, our simple little prayers will speak volumes to the Lord.
Grace & Peace.
Granny Love You!