PRAYER WORDS

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I don’t think God has to hear us use pretty or majestic words in order to answer our prayers. But when we are spending our time praying and talking to God, it seems to me that there are certain words that stir the heart. These prayer words initiate feelings and further prayer thoughts that enliven our prayers. Perhaps even seeing them may provide the impulse to pray.

I recently asked on Twitter and Facebook for words that people considered powerful prayer words. I wanted to share their contributions with you. One suggestion would be to use these words as prayer starters … allowing these words that mean so much to other believers … to stir your heart to prayer – moving out of your common prayer language / routine. At least that’s what I was thinking while assembling these words.

Abba

Comfort

Will / Your Will Not Mine

Grace

Forgiveness

The STRONG name of Jesus

Acknowledge

Thankful / Thank You

Humble

Bewildered

Astounded

Broken

Father

Mercy

Defeat our enemies

Please

Help

Holy

Blessed

Control

You

“Father please take control of my life, so that they may see YOU in our victories!”

Praise

Hope

Come Near

Patience

Hear

Favor

Comfort

Satisfied

Peace

Feel free to add to the list in the comments.

Thanks for reading,

John

26 thoughts on “PRAYER WORDS”

  1. The words I most often use in prayer include; courage, strength, hope, healing, faith, trust, patience…

    For me, battling panic attacks my prayers often use those words and as I constantly seeking the strength and courage to face each day.

  2. Awesome words! I like using the word “Father” a lot, for He really has become that relational Father to me. I just love repeating that in my prayers. I know I am not the greatest at making time for prayer, but I do love having conversations with my Father! Thanks for the reminder and encouragement :)

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