Bob Hostetler

Bob Hostetler

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Family playing a game
How to Pray

Make Prayer Fun

Bob Hostetler suggests using games to help guide your prayer life.

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a man plays the guitar while a group sings a new song to God
How to Pray

5 Ways to Pray a New Song to God

Bob Hostetler suggests singing spontaneous prayers as a way to connect to the presence of the Lord.

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How to Pray

Reach Out to God with Post-It Prayers

A simple sticky note can help remind you to breath, to pause, to pray.

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Blue doors open up to the outside, meet God in the doorways
How to Pray

Meeting God at the Doorposts

An Old Testament practice reminds Bob Hostetler to bless God in our comings and goings

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How to pray when you're depressed.
Power of Prayer

How to Pray Through Depression

In dark times, your prayers may feel remote, robotic. Here's how to pray for and receive a deeper connection to God.

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How to pray a 10-second prayer
How to Pray

How to Quickly Pray for Someone You've Just Met

Most people you meet, even for the first time, wouldn't mind a quick prayer. Here's how to give them just that.

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How to get the most actual prayer time out of your prayer meetings
How to Pray

How to Pray More Efficiently

If actual prayer time is being squeezed short in your prayer meetings, here's a simple tip.

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Four words to pray online.
How to Pray

4 Short Words to Pray Online

When time is of the essence, these four short words will cover a world of prayer.

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We ask for more of something good and loving, God responds.
Power of Prayer

Pray the 'Oliver Twist' Prayer

A prayer that recognizes the value of a moment or experience and simply—like a child—humbly asks God for more.

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A prayer shawl or tallit.
How to Pray

Cover Yourself in Prayer

When you drape a prayer shawl or tallit over your head and shoulders, you can create your own private place to pray.

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