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

What happens to prayers that go unanswered? What if the answer is No?

by Rick Hamlin

praying hands

If you limit your prayers to just the big things in life, you miss hundreds of opportunities for sweet communion with God.

by Will Davis, Jr
, Austin, Texas

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

With Prayer 2, Rick Hamlin shows us that prayer is, at its heart, a one-on-one conversation with God.


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

With Prayer 1, Rick Hamlin reminds us that an expression of gratitude is an excellent starting point for any prayer.


To pray in a time of disaster like this is to pray big. Pray for forgiveness, pray for understanding, pray for peace.

by Rick Hamlin

At first, I wondered why so many people turn to prayer. Then I reflected on my own reason for praying.

by Peola Hicks

The psalms provide words of prayer even in the hardest times. They invite believers “to lay the whole mess before God.”

by Rick Hamlin

Jesus said, “Love one another; as I have loved you.” I can understand the first part, but “as I have loved you”... this is where I struggle.

by Peola Hicks

On the cross, Jesus prayed, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” There’s no reason we shouldn’t be just as honest in our prayers.

by Rick Hamlin

We talked about the different types of prayer I’ve found important—including how essential it is to pray for others.

by Rick Hamlin

Jelly beans in an Easter basket

Watch how jelly beans are used to illustrate the meaning of Easter in a way that children can understand.


I went through my mental list of people who needed prayer. As I concentrated on it, I stopped counting the miles.

by Rick Hamlin

We should pray for the people we can trust to know and respect our pet peeves

by Peola Hicks

I’ve happily adopted ways to follow Paul’s admonition to “pray without ceasing.”

by Rick Hamlin

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