I’ve been thinking a lot lately about always having a prayer in your heart. When I was younger, I used to sing all the time. I would mostly sing hymns and occasionally I would make up my own spiritual songs. I would sing these songs and hymns in my mind all throughout my day as I walked to classes or during lunch and breaks. I believe that these songs were like having a prayer always in my heart.
During that time I must have written about a dozen songs in my head about Christ and what He did for me and who I wanted to be for Him. Unfortunately, most of those songs never made it on paper, but each song was a little prayer of my heart.
I haven’t written any songs in a long time. I think this is because I basically stopped singing after high school. I also struggled with praying every day. It’s harder to receive inspiration when you don’t always have a prayer in your heart.
In the scriptures it says that the disciples did not repeat many words because it was given them what to say. The more we keep a prayer in our hearts and the more we pray, the easier it is to not repeat words and to listen to the Spirit to know what to say. As we strive to always remember Christ and pray always, we will be given inspiration on how to pray and what to say when we are praying.