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I Don't Know How to Pray - Christian

Copyright © 1995 Kelli Caldwell


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Dear God
How do I begin?
I know, I know that I have sinned
My heart is longing
Longing for forgiveness
And I am hoping
I’m hoping for joy


But am I worthy
To follow your way?
Can someone help me?
I don’t know how to pray


Dear God
I walked in there today
But I don’t know
Those fancy words they say
I’ve often wondered
Wondered if I’m welcome
And now I worry
I worry that I’m not


Am I worthy
Can anyone say?
Please someone help me
I don’t know how to pray


Dear Lord
I heard your words today
And now I know
That anyone can pray
With you it’s simple
Simple if my heart is true
Just open up
And You will follow through


And I am worthy
Now this I can say
Because you died on the cross for me
Oh, now I pray


Don’t wait for their words

Open up and start
He knows what’s in your heart
That’s all you have to say

Dear Lord, I pray

Lyric notes: Probably not a worship song, but it was written thinking about how people in churches, I think, often take for granted that new people may not know the lingo or the basics and that... well, I know that I felt nervous as a little kid and a teenager, when people asked me to say grace or pray out loud, because I wasn't really sure how to do it. I wanted to go to church, but my mom didn't go regularly or impose her beliefs upon me. If I'd asked her, I'm sure she would've told me that I could pray however I wanted to. But I guess I felt stupid asking how to pray or what to say. I always started with "Dear God...", like I was writing a letter, because I didn't know any better. While I believe that's fine and God would receive my prayers in any format, I longed for someone to let me know it was okay and that I was worthy of being there/in church/wherever.

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