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How To Pray Effectively




More than a refuge in troubled times
or a 
peaceful pause in a hectic day,
prayer i
s a lifelong journey of
living intimately with 
God’s presence
and grace. These uplifting articles 
practical and easy-to-follow tips to 

strengthen your spiritual life and answers
your questions about how to pray.

Recent How To Pray Effectively Stories

It’s always a good idea to write what you’re grateful for. It’s part of the prayer process of thanksgiving.

by Rick Hamlin

woman praising God

Try these techniques from the Women's Devotional Bible to help you reap the benefits of daily prayer.

The heart, the whole soul, is unsearchable to anyone but God. This is why we must pray and ask God to do what only he can.

by Peola Hicks

Jesus tells us that we should be insistent and keep praying until we get an answer.

by Rick Hamlin

woman with arms clasped in prayer

Give your faith life a boost with these prayer techniques and tips.

by Elizabeth Peale Allen
, Pawling, New York

How do we keep prayer a part of our busy days at Guideposts? We share prayer needs as they come in.

by Rick Hamlin

Love for others motivated Jesus to lead by serving.

by Peola Hicks

Help me, Lord, see the beauty of the ice on the river, the sun on icicles, the wind, the snow, the hail...

by Rick Hamlin

Reflecting on the life of a friend and offering a song that's really a prayer.

by Rick Hamlin

I make a point to listen while I pray, to pause every now and then to hear God’s reassurance.

by Peola Hicks

Pray and ask God to help you develop a spending plan...

by Peola Hicks

It's why people keep prayer journals: to remember that they prayed for the good things that happen.

by Rick Hamlin

I closed my eyes and could imagine purring accompanying my praying. I felt right at home.

by Rick Hamlin

Rick Hamlin, executive editor of Guideposts magazine.

In this excerpt from 10 Prayers You Can't Live Without, Rick Hamlin shares tips on how you can keep your daily prayer time.

by Rick Hamlin
, New York, New York

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