my thoughts on prayers

i have a few thoughts on prayers.

for a long time i was afraid to pray.

i didn’t know who to pray to or what to say.

what i found is that it doesn’t matter who you pray to or what you say…it just matters that you do it.

here’s the thing,

we can choose to hear emptiness when people send out their prayers & thoughts


we can choose to change our thoughts about prayers and use our prayers to change our thoughts.


  • a solemn request for help
  • an earnest hope or wish


  • an idea or opinion produced by thinking
  • the product of mental activity

look at the definitions above…

we all have requests for help.

we all have earnest hopes and wishes.

we all have opinions and ideas produced by thinking.

we all have products of mental activity.

i decided to look up synonyms for prayers and thoughts to help me work through my frustration with how easily those words are tossed out in times of trauma and grief.

in other words we could…

ask for hope.

urge logic.

beg for understanding.

petition for consideration.

require ideation.

implore regard.

plead for rumination.

solicit attention.

demand reasoning.

implore scrutiny.

so while we may be judging how other are using the words PRAYERS & THOUGHTS, we could use our own prayers (ask, urge, beg, petition, require, implore plead, solicit, demand, and implore), to who or whatever you choose, for our own thoughts (hope, logic, understanding, consideration, ideation, regard, rumination, attention, reasoning, scrutiny).

i ask to be free from judgement and fear.

i ask to let love in.


5 thoughts on “my thoughts on prayers

  1. Julie Catlin says:

    Prayer is your heartfelt talk with your God. He answers if you are open and listen in every way. And you are not crazy if he talks to you through your inward thoughts ,inspirations and intuition. That is being in tune with the Universe.

  2. Kathy says:

    deep feelings here…will take some thought ( and possibly some prayer) to contemplate and understand… thank you for sharing. xoxo

  3. Mike Gould says:

    Hello Steph…I like this one, hon. I also liked what Julie said about it. We need to remember that prayer is not a monologue, but rather a dialogue. It’s a conversation between God and his kids. I believe it frustrates God to a degree when someone spends hours in passionate prayer, (monologue), then simply goes on about their day without waiting for his response and thereby full-filling the very nature of a two-way conversation.

    I’ve actually schooled myself to listen to his side of it first by simply asking him what’s on his mind for my day. Then I reply accordingly. I’ve found in doing it like this, my response is normally just a, “Thank you,” because he already knows all about what’s troubling me. Like Julie said, “…You are not crazy if he talks to you through your inward thoughts, inspirations and intuition. That is being in tune with the Universe.” I like to let that happen, (first), then contemplate how I subsequently respond in gratitude.

    love you…The Band

  4. sweetmagnoliapatio says:

    Thanks for sharing, and I don’t know how to respond, except I have faith that my prayers will be answered and I pray to the one and only God that I know. I am a Christian.

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