"I don’t know what to pray for.” Sometimes I hear this, and it’s a struggle. People feel their prayers are empty, and want to stop giving God shopping list kind of prayers. How should I pray? What should I pray for?
I hadn’t always known how to answer this query, and perhaps I still don’t. But here’s what I’d like to share: If you don’t know what to pray for, or even how to pray - perhaps spend some quiet time with God, and let Him worry about the how’s and what’s. If you need to start a conversation, then say something like - "God, I don’t know what to say, or how to pray." And then be silent, or still.
And how long should you be quiet? It depends on how much you want to hear God.