Is There a Right Way to Pray?
“Is there a right way to pray?” I was asked by a new Christian who was having trouble figuring out prayer. Not sure if you’re praying the “right” way? Get our FREE set of printable prayer cards outlining 16 different ways to pray today! What are the essentials for prayer? Should we follow certain rules and guidelines?
Why So Many Methods For Prayer?
The Psalms provide examples of corporate prayer through written words and song, and we sometimes need movement to help us focus and communicate, or the language of scripture to expand and enhance our own prayer language.
Prayer Methods That Match Your Communication Style
Grab a copy of my new Prayer Toolbox, a reference guide for your prayer time that details 16 of these prayer methods and includes over 50 ideas for how to incorporate them into your daily prayers in a more convenient, printable format.
Are you just getting started with prayer?
Try some of these more structured methods if you’re looking for a new way to pray or want to expand your prayer language. Praying Scripture is also a great way to get started with prayer. How to Pray Through Scripture: A Beginner’s Guide to Using the Psalms in Your Prayers
Do you express yourself through forms of art?
If you’re a creative person who expresses herself best through art, try doodling or drawing your prayers, or try praying through music: 3 ways to use music in prayer.
The Prayer Toolbox
The Prayer Toolbox is a reference guide I keep near my Bible that contains more than 50 ideas to inspire your prayer life. When I’m feeling disconnected or distracted, I can look through these ideas and choose one to use in my prayer time.
What Are Your Best Prayer Methods?
You’ll find a combination of these methods that works best for you as you explore different prayer methods. For everyday prayer: written prayers (prayer journaling) or praying through scripture. To closely listen for God’s responses: Lectio Divina or listening prayer. To worship and praise God: prayer through music or a virtual prayer walk.
What is the right way to pray to God?
I hope they inspire you to make the year 2021 a year of prayer.
- Thank him.
- Ask for God’s will.
- Say what you need.
- Ask for forgiveness.
- Pray with a friend.
- Pray the Word.
- Memorize Scripture.
Which way do you face when you pray to God?
Christians, unlike other religions, do not pray in a specific direction; because God is omnipresent, they can pray in any direction. While Christians do not pray in a physical direction, they do pray in a spiritual direction.
How does the Bible say to pray?
We hear some of Jesus’ thoughts on prayer in Luke 11:1-13. Jesus’ disciples have no doubt noticed His prayerfulness, and they ask Him to teach them how to pray (Luke 11:1). Jesus begins His instruction by saying, “when you pray.” Prayer is not a matter of if, but when for a Christian.
Is there a wrong way to pray?
There is no wrong way to pray; people need assurance that what they are doing is correct. Just as children each have their own way of communicating with their parents, we have our own way of communicating with God.
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.
Do Christians have to pray at a certain time?
Christians were to pray seven times a day, “on rising, at the lighting of the evening lamp, at bedtime, at midnight,” and “the third, sixth, and ninth hours of the day, being hours associated with Christ’s Passion,” according to Apostolic Tradition.
What religion prays five times a day?
In the Muslim faith, there are five daily prayers, and while it is a basic requirement that all Muslims pray five times a day, faith is practiced at the discretion of the follower.
Why does God want us to pray?
God’s desire, according to the book of Ephesians, is for us to pray “on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18). We turn to prayer because it is the most personal way to experience God, encounter Him, and grow in knowledge of Him.
How does Jesus say we should pray?
u201cDo not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men… but when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your father who is unseen,u201d Jesus taught.
What are the 7 prayers?
Confession, Salvation, Release, Submission, Praise, Promise, and Blessing are among the seven life-changing prayers that help readers find renewal and transformation in their spiritual lives.
What to say at the beginning of a prayer?
We express our gratitude to our Father in Heaven by telling him what we are thankful for, beginning with “I thank thee…” or “I am grateful for.” We show our gratitude to our Father by telling him what we are thankful for in our prayer, such as our home, family, health, the earth, and other blessings.