When we just don’t know the words to pray

Blue Sky photo by D Sharon Pruitt (flickr creative commons) Lord,

Sometimes the words escape us.

Because life is too happy or too hard.

And all the syllables you’ve given us don’t seem like enough to express what our hearts want to share. So in those moments, in those times…

Make every breath a message that reaches your ears.

Make every tear we cry a portrait of our pain you see.

Make every heartbeat a note in a love song to you.

Thank you that even in our silence, even in the awkward pauses, even in the uncertainty and mess we bring you…

You still know.

You know what we need.

You know how we feel.

Because you know us.

So whatever it is that the one reading this now wants to say please hear it, spoken between the lines, whispered within the hurt, thought of in the night, and answer with what is good, right, and full of LOVE.

We trust you always do

and that you will now too.


Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord. Psalm 139:4

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About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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