A short prayer is a prayer that consists of only a few words. "Help me," "Be still and know that I am God" and "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner" are examples of short prayers.
The actual word count of short prayers can vary. Short prayers are not the only way people pray, but it is a terrific start for those who may not be used to prayer. Traditional prayers are also an option, as they offer words of wisdom and something to think about. However, a short prayer is personalized, and it can have a greater spiritual meaning to the person who is praying. The length of a prayer is not as important as the heartfelt sincerity, trust and deeds done behind it.