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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 
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

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

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

Rick Hamlin uses Prayer 10 to illustrate that sometimes the actions we take can be the answers to our prayers, that we must be prepared at times to say, "Yes, and..."


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

In this series of videos, Rick Hamlin discusses the 10 prayers featured in his new book.


The prayer Jesus taught his disciples is a model. But there is another one that is easy to remember and accomplishes the same things...

by Peola Hicks

Every time I take up this remarkable psalm, I find there’s a lot to ponder and a lot to guide me in my own prayers...

by Rick Hamlin

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

In Prayer 9, Rick Hamlin explains how expressing gratitude for even modest blessings can lift us out of darkness and despair.


Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

You can pray your way through any difficulty.

by Norman Vincent Peale


At the back of a drawer, I found a long-forgotten file with quotes I had collected about prayer...

by Rick Hamlin

I keep wanting to add a prayer to 10 Prayers, an expression of praise and wonder when I see a beautiful view like this one...

by Rick Hamlin

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