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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

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

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

A friend and colleague offered Rick a gift of prayer: a short, potent connection to Christ that he frequently uses.

Christian writer, Marci Alborghetti

This excerpt from How to Pray When You Think You Can't offers prayer and insight to release your negative emotions.

by Marci Alborghetti
, New London, Connecticut

Many people do not want to accept change; they fear the unknown. We cannot always know what lies ahead, but we can trust God.

by Peola Hicks

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

With Prayer 6, Rick Hamlin explains that honesty and openness is key when talking to God, that it's ok to express our fear, frustration and even anger in prayer.

Rick Hamlin, executive editor of Guideposts magazine.

When you can’t find words to help you pray, reach for a song.

by Rick Hamlin
, New York, New York

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

Prayer Five: Rick Hamlin explores the idea that God forgives us, even if we don't always forgive ourselves very easily.

I was giving a talk about prayer and my book 10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without when I suggested that we sing a verse of “Amazing Grace”...

by Rick Hamlin

The process of praying can be even more valuable than the answers we’re praying for. The journey is as important as the destination.

by Rick Hamlin

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