Lately my focus is scripture. Not fully formed thoughts or bowed head but speaking, out loud, an appropriate scripture. Knowing chapter and verse isn’t the point.
Would you like your prayers to be more powerful? Pray the Scriptures. Hebrews 4:12 says that God’s Word is alive and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword. When we speak and pray the Scriptures, we are coming into agreement with God, and His power is released to answer our prayers.
Pretty, loud, or long isn’t the important part.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will. Romans 8:26-27
Sometimes it’s not even about words….