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Hi B I have a problem praying out in public. I don’t mind communicating with God when it's just the 2 of us but when asked to pray out in a group, I tend to freeze and get tongue tied, I then start thinking of how I should pray and what sort of words I should use so the prayer doesn't sound stupid and not have meaning. I feel inadequate when praying with others as they sound so eloquent and their prayer always hits the nail on the head. Whereas when I pray, I mumble and fumble and try to find the right words. Please can you advise how best not to feel this way and how I can improve my prayer life. Anonymous

Brenda's Response

Good Morning Anonymous, Thank you so much for sharing your prayer issue. This is an area many people struggle with. I want to encourage you when you are with others just focus on you and your Heavenly Father; be authentic, be you. The Word says the Comforter will guide you into all truth, so before praying ask the Holy Spirit to help you and He will, e.g. ‘Holy Spirit l don't know how or what to pray but you do and l need your help’. Just be real and He will help you. It is not necessary to be extra loud or long but real. Man looks on the outside but God sees the heart, 1 Samuel 16 v 1-13, John 14 v 17 & Hebrews 4v 16. One other area will improve your prayer life and give you great confidence in private and around others is to pray the word, for example: Isaiah 53 v 5 Father in the name of Jesus your word says by your stripes l am healed. Hebrews 11 v 6 Without faith it is impossible to please God so Father l want to, so please increase my faith. Ephesians 1v 3 l am blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm. John 15 v 7 Father if you live in me and your words abides in Me l can ask anything l want and it will be given to me.!!! WoW just praying those words gives you such confidence because they are not your words but His. Numbers 23 v 19: God is not a man that he will lie….. His word is powerful. We often feel we must pray with our eyes closed. No open your Bible and pray scriptures and you will be so confident you will see within a short time how your prayer life explodes and if you have difficulty in reading download the Bible Gateway app on your phone and listen to it over and over again until it becomes a part of you. You will see change and you will be changed. Bless you, B

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