Written by Adam Whitescarver | ChattHOP Staff
What if I pray the wrong thing?
Fear of getting prayer wrong should never be an excuse for not praying. For starters, philosophically, this is nearly impossible for us NOT to do. It’s unreasonable to avoid prayer because we think we might botch it; such would be a horrific and ungodly form of paralysis by analysis. We’re finite, imperfect beings. God is literally beyond perfect and infinite. Even if we pray Scripture we can pray the right things wrong by praying with selfish desires.
Secondly, there are several examples of people who pray or desire the wrong things and yet God still blesses them.
Take for example, Abraham. “And Abraham said to God, ‘Oh that Ishmael might live before you!’ God said, ‘No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac. I will establish my covenant…
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