I don’t know how to pray!
When my then wife-to-be said “I don’t know how to pray” in the early stages of our relationship, I was taken aback. I had asked her to say a pray for a reason I cannot remember and that was her response. I could not fathom how someone so smart could not say a simple pray.
I am from a staunch Catholic background so you could say I was born praying. Everyone of my friends prayed. Whether they meant it or not was a whole new different thing but they sure knew how to talk to the Big Guy. This fooled me into thinking that everyone knew how to pray.
If you are one of those unfortunate ones who find it difficult to offer up prayers to GOD, just think of him as one man rolled into three of the most influential people in your life. Your parent, your teacher and your doctor. (I am not sure how important any of them are to you but we’ll go with them as they are for most people.)
As your parent, tell him how much you love him and how you feel. Be honest, your parents know you and most of the time, know what’s on your mind before you tell them. They wait for you to come to them. So open up and feel free to cry on their shoulders. It’s what parents are for.
As your doctor, tell him what symptoms you are experiencing. How would you like him to address your ailment? Whatever you tell your doctor is confidential so be candid. He can’t help you if you are holding something back. Let him know how you feel, what bothers you.
A teacher is one who guides and shapes our path in life. As your teacher, study your textbook, (The Bible) and get ready to discuss with him. Go to him with questions. You may not understand everything but he does. It is his book so ask him what he meant by this or that.
My wife is now a Christian and prays publicly and often. And to think, I questioned our relationship when I found out she didn’t know how to pray.