I feel corny and fake when I pray sometimes. I just sound so churchy, and automatic, just mimicking what I’ve heard, like home-school Bible trivia.
After letting this thought shake my whole faith for a while today, something hit me; it’s good for me to be humbled in prayer.
When I merely pray the simple prayers my heart knows to speak, being unimpressed with my performance is probably the best posture to approach Him with.
I can give Him my best, laugh at how I sound, and remind myself that the idea is to trust him to cover the rest.