How to Pray God

Method 2 Making a Basic Prayer for Christians
  1. Show respect. Show respect by humbling yourself before God. …
  2. Read from the Bible. You may want to begin by reading a passage from the Bible which has significance and meaning to you. …
  3. Thank God. …
  4. Ask forgiveness. …
  5. Ask for guidance. …
  6. Pray for others. …
  7. Close your prayer.

Deity of Ganesha from India on a red background. Some incense are making smoke in the back and it looks like a shrine in a temple.

I’m a wanna-be prayer warrior. I long to grow a deeper prayer life, but I have a secret struggle with boredom. I know prayer carries power and changes lives. But when I sit down to pray, I find it hard to focus. After three minutes, my mind travels back to the last season of Downton Abbey, or wanders to my to-do list. Or I try to pray before bed, but I fall asleep.

Are prayer wimps a thing? I suspect I am one and I’m left wondering how to pray better.

I don’t mean to be flippant. Prayer is an amazing privilege. Through words like these in scripture, we have an open invitation from the God of the universe: “Call to me and I will answer you.” (Jeremiah 33:3a) We have a promise that He hears us: “You will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” (Jeremiah 29:12)

Through the pages of our Bibles, we see examples of men who prayed. Even Jesus, the Son of God, prayed. So I know I should too, but I find it challenging. I suspect I’m not alone. Many Christians struggle with knowing how to pray.

 

 

 

 

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