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So, what is it about praying out loud in front of people that scares some of us to the point of being sick?

Well… I know the feeling. I was very apprehensive to pray in front of people. It’s only been within the last year that I have stepped out and prayed publicly.

We tend to compare ourselves to others, thinking, “Wow, listen to their prayer… wish I could pray like that.” But you have to realize that you aren’t praying to get approval from anyone. There may be those few that want to critique what you pray. But, God hears what you are praying and knows what you are trying to say.

Isaiah 41:10, “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

I still stumble and repeat and pause, but as I said before, God knows that when you pray it is coming from your heart. You can even start by praying out loud when you are by yourself. Practice makes progress.

Just remember that your prayers no matter how big or small are what He desires from us. He wants us to pray to him, talk to him… He is ALWAYS there to listen.

I found this article the other day. It was too long to put on the blog, but look it up, it has some awesome suggestions on praying out loud.

Hope this encourages you today.

Remember never let your cup be empty.☕️

Lou Ann Virden transplanted from city girl to farm girl a couple years ago. She is new to blogging and her hopes are to publish blogs that can help someone that might be going through the same circumstances that she has. She recently retired and is adapting to being at home full time. She lives on the farm with her husband Donnie and their dog Hunter. They have been married for 40 years. Lou Ann enjoys traveling, reading, helping her husband can their garden harvest, and of course sipping on a cup of coffee with whomever stops by the farm.

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