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Conversation Starters with God

YouVersionPrayer 330Talking to God doesn’t always feel easy. We can get caught up in the busyness and challenges of everyday life and then we spend the little spare time we do have on social media or watching TV.
“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” (James 4:8)
Spending time with God will truly make a difference in your life, so how do you start the conversation? Here are some tips from YouVersion...


God isn’t concerned about how eloquent your words sound—He just wants to spend time with you. Some of the best conversations with God happen when you simply share what’s on your mind and then give Him the space to respond.
Try asking:
God, what should I do about ... ?
God, what do You think about ... ?
God, would You ... ?
God, why did this ... ?

God isn’t going to get mad at you for being honest, so be authentic when you pray. Remember, nothing can separate you from God’s love. So if you’re not sure what to say, tell God that. If you’re frustrated about a situation, say so. He wants you to approach Him with confidence and boldness. Talk to God about a concern you have right now.
Try saying: 
I’m struggling with...
I need help with...
I don’t understand why...
I’m frustrated because...

Praying might feel awkward at first, but the more you do it, the easier it becomes. This week, continue to make prayer a habit by having at least a 5-minute conversation with God every day.
Here are some conversation starters:
I’m hoping for...
I’m thankful for...
I’m excited because...
Today, I noticed...

YouVersion’s Daily Guided Prayer (available here: allows you to add prayers to your prayer list, keep your prayers private, or invite friends to pray with you, and set prayer reminders, and let the app help you build a prayer habit.


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