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10 Psalms to Pray When You Have No Words

Last week I shared what to pray when you don’t know what to pray. You have probably have had days or perhaps seasons where you can’t come up with your own words, but the good news is you can open the Word and pray scripture. I thought it would be more helpful to take that last post a step further and provide you with scripture to pray and what better book of the Bible to pray from them Psalms? These verses are written so that you can literally pray them word for word. You don’t have to muster up your own thoughts or prayers, scripture has done so for you. As I shared last week, there is power in praying God’s Word because it’s the very words he spoke. There is a printable you can use at the bottom of this post as well. I hope this guides you in your prayer life on those days where you feel like you have no words.


 10 Psalms to Pray When You Have No Words

“Now I can lay down in peace and sleep comes at once, for no matter what happens, I will live unafraid.” Psalm 4:8

“Lord, I have always trusted in your kindness, So answer me, for I know you won’t fail me now.” Psalm 13: 5

“The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:1-6

 “Lord, direct me throughout my journey, so I can experience your plans for my life. Reveal the life-paths that are pleasing to you.” Psalm 25:4

“Then I will say to my soul, don’t be discouraged, don’t be disturbed, For I fully expect my Savior-God to break through for me. Then I’ll have plenty of reasons to praise him all over again. Yes, living before his face is my saving grace.” Psalm 43: 5 

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help. This I know: God is on my side!” Psalm 56:8-9

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” Psalm 123:23-24

You keep every promise you’ve ever made to me! Since your love for me is so constant and endless, I ask you, Lord, to finish every good thing that you’ve begun in me!”  Psalm 138:8

“You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way, and in kindness you follow behind me, to spare me from the harm of my past. With your hand of love upon my life, you impart a Father’s blessing to me.” Psalm 139:5

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9 Comments
  • Amanda E Goebel
    Posted at 13:50h, 16 August Reply

    This was worth printing out. Thank you for this idea.

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 14:44h, 16 August Reply

    Ahh – thanks for that. I want to print these out for my youth girls. We just talked about using the Psalms to pray!!!

  • Carla Lewis
    Posted at 09:02h, 17 August Reply

    Caroline I just sat here and read all the Psalms and I feel so much peace, joy, and confidence in myself and our world. In precarious times such as these that we are living, it’s so important to look within to find these positive emotions. Thank you!

  • Katie
    Posted at 23:06h, 18 August Reply

    This is a great reminder!! Praying Scripture is always a great idea! Love your specific suggestions!

  • Terri
    Posted at 23:29h, 18 August Reply

    When there are no words to say, no prayer that I Can pray, hear my heart. I love the words of this song, when my heart is hurting, he knows just what I need

  • Alice Mills
    Posted at 10:36h, 19 August Reply

    These are great! Sometimes when I have no words, I ask the Holy Spirit to intercede for me.

  • Kristi
    Posted at 13:06h, 19 August Reply

    Oh! I love that you took your previous post a step further. Having verses to pray over and meditate on is so helpful!

  • Leigh
    Posted at 16:04h, 19 August Reply

    Yes, yes yes! I go to the Psalms all the time when I have no words. I love the way the Psalms show us how to be real across the spectrum of emotions and reorient us to God.

  • Jennifer DeFrates/Heaven Not Harvard
    Posted at 18:22h, 19 August Reply

    I love prayers based on scriptures when we have no words. There is something really powerful about praying God’s words to Him. His word never returns void.

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