5 Best Times to Pray
Prayer is a continuous conversation with God, and I’m studying to learn more about it so that my prayers will be more effective (Jam. 5:16). During my research, I’ve discovered some examples of focused prayer, which I’ve grouped into these best times to pray.
1.) Morning, Noon, and Night
David says in Psalm 55:16 that he prays to God “evening, morning, and at noon.” Jesus got up “early in the morning” to pray (Mk. 1:35), and Peter and John went to the temple at the “hour of prayer.”
2.) When We are Thankful
We can pray when we are thankful, as Philippians 4:6 says, “by prayer and supplication.” Ephesians 5:20 says, “always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father.”
3.) When We are Needing Strength
Paul speaks of God’s comfort when he was depressed (2 Cor. 7:6-7), and Paul expresses his strength through the Lord in Philippians 4:10-13.
4.) When Others Have Needs
“Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another,” James 5:16 says. Paul asked for brethren to pray for him and his companions as they spread the gospel, and John prayed for them to prosper in all things, including physical things and good health.
5.) When Recognizing God Around You
Psalm 9:9 says, “With all my heart, I will give thanks to the Lord; I will tell of all Your wonders.” Psalm 106:1 praises God for His mercy, and Psalm 107:8 praises God for His goodness and wonderful works.
The conclusion is the best times to pray are ANYTIME and we should be praying ALL of the time.
“Pray without ceasing,” says 1 Thessalonians 5:16. One who belongs to the Lord can approach Him with confidence to pray for our needs and the needs of others, to pray for strength, to give thanks for all things, and to praise Him.
What time of the day did Jesus pray?
Jesus prayed early in the morning and late at night, Torrey writes, and he prayed both before and after major life events. He also prayed “when life was unusually busy.”
What is the right way to pray to God?
Humble yourself before God by dressing simply (if possible), not flaunting your prayer to those nearby, and praying on your knees with your head bowed (if possible). Read from the Bible. You might want to start by reading a passage from the Bible that has special meaning for you.
What are the 7 hours of prayer?
Benedict of Nursia’s (c. 480u2013c. 547) monastic rule distinguishes between the seven daytime canonical hours of lauds (dawn), prime (sunrise), terce (mid-morning), sext (midday), none (mid-afternoon), vespers (sunset), compline (retiring), and the one nighttime canonical hour of night watch.
What is the longest prayer in the Bible?
Given that it is an intercession for the coming Church, John 17:1u201326 is commonly known as the Farewell Prayer or the High Priestly Prayer, and it is by far the longest prayer of Jesus in any of the gospels.
What are the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
Do I pray to God or Jesus?
We cannot go wrong when we pray directly to God the Father, who is our Creator and whom we should worship. We have direct access to God through Jesus, who is not limited to priests and prophets, but is available to all of us.
How do you talk to God?
It’s fine to pray with your eyes open and your head held high, just as it’s fine to pray kneeling and silent. It’s common to recite some traditional prayers out loud, but it’s also very common to pray silently to yourself.
What religion pray 7 times a day?
In preparation for the Second Coming of Christ, Oriental Orthodox Christians (such as Copts and Indians) and members of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church (an Oriental Protestant denomination) use a breviary such as the Agpeya and Shehimo to pray the canonical hours seven times a day while facing eastward.
What are the hours to pray?
None or Mid-Afternoon Prayer (Ninth Hour = approximately 3 p.m.) Vespers or Evening Prayer (“at the lighting of the lamps,” about 6 p.m.) Terce or Mid-Morning Prayer (Third Hour = approximately 9 a.m.) Sext or Midday Prayer (Sixth Hour = approximately 12 noon)
How many hours a day do monks pray?
A monk’s life revolved around Mass and God’s worship, with communal prayers lasting about five hours per day and private prayer and contemplation lasting up to four hours.
What is the greatest prayer?
Every Sunday, churches around the world recite the Lord’s Prayer, which is an indisputable principle of Christian faith, as it is the way Jesus taught his followers to pray and distills the most essential beliefs required of each of the world’s 2.5 billion Christians.
What was God’s promise to Jesus?
After those days, declares the Lord, I will put my laws into their minds and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God and they shall be my people.