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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

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

With Prayer 4, Rick Hamlin explains that Jesus taught us by example that we should pray not just for ourselves, but for all mankind.

Everyone experiences dry spells in their prayer life. Here’s an exercise that might help.

by Rick Hamlin

John and Elizabeth Sherrill

An experienced writer learns a surprising (and surprisingly effective) way to combine interviewing and prayer.

by John Sherrill
, New York, New York

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale shares insight on how to tap into the incredible power of prayer.

by Norman Vincent Peale

My prayer life is all about waiting. I have never given up and said, “Never mind” to God.

by Peola Hicks

Rick Hamlin, Guideposts' executive editor

In this excerpt from 10 Prayers You Can't Live Without, Rick Hamlin shares how intercessory prayer deepens your faith and enhances your life.

by Rick Hamlin
, New York, New York

In my favorite painting of the Ascension, the only part of Jesus we see are his feet, with the disciples below looking up. I put myself in that painting and pray...

by Rick Hamlin

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

Rick Hamlin uses Prayer 7 to demonstrate the role that music can play in our prayer lives.

The ultimate goal, at the end of my life, is to hear from Jesus, “Well done.”

by Peola Hicks

woman praying

This excerpt from Experiencing Prayer with Jesus offers Scripture and instruction to deepen your relationship with God.

by Henry and Norman Blackaby

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

With Prayer 3, Rick Hamlin explains how our prayer lives are enriched when we remember to include the concerns of others in our prayers.

God’s mercies are new each morning and the least I can do is acknowledge him for who he is to me each day.

by Peola Hicks

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

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