If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open. James 1:5)
Do indeed pray these prayers as others have before you.
“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24)
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” (Luke 17:5)
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. (Matthew 6;13)
“Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” (1 Chronicles 4:10)
(I do pray that you will never have to pray this one!)
The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle. The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary, O God, and worn out. Surely, I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man. I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One. Surely you know! Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. … (From Proverbs 30)
Ask away, friends. We serve a God who loves us.