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 
offer
practical and easy-to-follow tips to 

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

Recent How To Pray Effectively Stories

The miracle unfolds. We sound beautiful. It’s more than a joyful noise; it’s real music.

by Rick Hamlin

We have volunteers who will pray with you and for you, but in the end, what you pray is your own private business.

by Rick Hamlin

Rick Hamlin, executive editor of Guideposts magazine.

Turn to this classic prayer to focus your thoughts. It's short, easy to learn and you can pray it anywhere.

by Rick Hamlin
, New York, New York

Every Monday morning we gather around this table to pray for those who have sent us prayer requests...

by Rick Hamlin

Statistics are hard to pray about. I need to think about some specific person...

by Rick Hamlin

Ask God to help you overcome the tendency to jump to speedy conclusions that could cause you to stumble and possibly hurt someone else.

by Peola Hicks

They grew up, leaping ahead of our prayers, flying ahead of our dreams...

by Rick Hamlin

God’s love for us is constant and demonstrative. It is unconditional, and for that I am thankful.

by Peola Hicks

Fearful woman looking out window

When fear threatens to overwhelm you, pull out two of the most powerful weapons in your spiritual arsenal—the Bible and prayer—and fight fear head-on.

by Marcia Ford


Seasons of love with God at the center is the most that any family could ask for.

by Peola Hicks

Thank you, God, for my cat and for this time at my computer.

by Rick Hamlin

God comforts us in our troubles so that we are able to comfort others.

by Peola Hicks

Rick Hamlin, author of 10 Prayers You Can't Live Without

Rick Hamlin explains how we benefit by going to God with our needs and concerns, even though he already knows them so well.


I feel my 80-something-year-old mom’s grip in one hand and my teenage niece’s in the other, the words of a prayer ringing in my ears.

by Rick Hamlin

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