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.
Evening prayers

10 Best Evening Prayers from the Bible

Before you turn out your light for the night, pray some inspiring and comforting words from Scripture.

Praying in church

Personal Ways to Pray During a Church Service

There's a lot of greeting, singing and reading in some churches. If you'd like to add a few more prayers to your personal worship, here are some suggestions.

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When to pray

When Is the Best Time to Pray?

Right now, as it turns out. Whether you are in chaos or quiet.

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St. Francis of Assissi statue in a flower bed of a garden in Mexico.

9 Inspiring Quotes from St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi is known as the patron saint of animals and the environment. We hope you find inspiration in these quotes, attributed to or inspired by St. Francis.

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Talking God in the morning

12 Best Bible Prayers for the Morning

You’ll never be sorry for turning your heart and mind toward God in the morning.

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Helping others

A Different Kind of Church

When it comes to worshipping God, there are lots of places and ways to do so. Here's one.

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6 Prayers for When You Don’t Know What to Do

6 Prayers for When You Don’t Know What to Do

Turn to these prayers when you need heavenly direction

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Woman praying

5 Ways to Improve Your Prayers

The prayers of Lancelot Andrewes suggest new and beautiful ways to pray that will bless you and all for whom you pray.

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Find your prayer routine.

How to Develop a Daily Prayer Practice

You can find a routine that works for your schedule, personality and spiritual tradition.

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Why you should write in your Bible

7 Reasons to Write in Your Bible

Marking up your Bible with a pen and highlighter as you read can actually add a new dimension to your prayer life.

Praying for recovery

3 Ways to Pray for Someone in Recovery

Recovery is a chance to reset the dial. To re-embrace hope and change for both you and your loved one.

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Joel Osteen - Prayer Is Talking To God

Joel Osteen - Prayer Is Talking To God

Joel Osteen explains how prayer is simply talking to God. Continuously seek God in prayer throughout your day.

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5 Prayers for Surgery from Norman Vincent Peale

5 Prayers for Surgery from Norman Vincent Peale

Surgery can be a stressful event for all involved. These prayers from Guideposts founder Norman Vincent Peale will bring peace and strength to you and your loved ones.

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Beautiful summer's day

What to Do When You Can’t Pray

There are countless ways to connect with the goodness of God in this world.

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