Pray Effectively

How can we pray effectively? While there is no one formula for effective prayers, we can strive to deepen our prayer life. Practical tips, Bible-based advice and stories from other Christians can help us learn to pray with honesty and faith, as we strive to pray effectively.

3 misconceptions about prayer.

3 Misconceptions About Prayer

Wondering if your prayer habits are on the right track? Here’s some gentle guidance.

Seeking more silence and prayer

6 Ways to Find More Quiet Time

How the sounds of silence can clear a little space in your life–and your soul–to keep company with God

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Waiting for God's answer while we pray.

6 Ways to Wait for God's Answer to Your Prayers

In an impatient world, the person who prays must learn to wait on God. Here’s how to do that.

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The AlSol Tiara Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Finding Peace Underwater

Have you ever been away on a trip only to be consumed by the worries you thought you'd left behind? 

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How to pair prayer with other activities.

How to Add More Prayer to Your Daily Routine

A "pairing" technique that can help anyone who wants to improve their daily habit of prayer.

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New ways to encourage more prayer in your life

‘Gamify’ Your Prayers

Can a technique that improves businesses and schools help your prayer life?

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Breathe a prayer

Breathe a Prayer

Why prayer doesn’t have to be hard. It can be as simple as breathing.

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Turning earworms into prayers

4 Steps to Turn Earworms into Prayers

If there's a distracting song rummaging around in your brain, how to convert it into something sacred.

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Listening to God's voice.

7 Ways to Hear God's Voice

Prayer can be a dialogue with God–if we’re listening. Here are some tips.

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6 summer prayers

6 Summer Prayers

A new season offers inspiration to refresh your daily prayer habit.

Plant prayers while you plant seeds.

3 Ways to Plant Spring Prayers

Turn the seeds you plant—whether in a planter, garden or field—into prayers.

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Where do you pray?

Find Your Place to Pray

How to find your “private room,” even in the middle of a crowded subway.

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Pray your presence to God.

Pray Your Presence to God

It starts with a simple prayer from Abraham, who said “Here I am” to God.

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7 ways to pray without ceasing

7 Ways to Pray Without Ceasing

You don’t always have to be on your knees, head bowed, eyes closed.

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