The Unspoken Prayer

The word for today is:


  1. Incapable of being expressed; indescribable or unutterable.
  2. Not to be uttered; taboo.
  3. Incapable of being expressed in words; unspeakable; unutterable; indescribable.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

We live in a world of instant communication, bombarded daily with a barrage of words about news, opinions, calls for action and reaction.

When it comes to our prayers it can be overwhelming to express the impact of it all to God. How can we filter and prioritize the things we want to say when words fail us?

During times of communal prayer, we often hear requests for unspoken needs. Sometimes these requests are for needs too private to share in a group, but they might also include deep down, inexpressible yearnings. Perhaps yearnings for peace or love or simply a way out of the confusion of life; longings sometimes too personal to even utter to ourselves.

When we experience feelings of doubt, discontent, or even general malaise, we shouldn’t be ashamed. God already knows exactly how we feel and He has provided a Helper to allow us to pour out our hearts directly, spirit to Spirit.

26 And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.

Romans 8:26

About Jonna Hawker Turek

I write Christian fiction under my maiden name, J.B. Hawker.
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