Ways to Pray: Listening Prayer
Listening Prayer is simple, but takes some practice. God invites us to spend time in his presence, just quietly listening. Here are some suggestions to help you get started with Listening Prayer.
Welcome to the Prayer Team
God works through the prayers of his people, and even if we don’t know quite what to pray—for ourselves, for our loved ones, or for the individuals who are on the prayer list—there are always ways to pray in accordance with the will of the Father.
Ways to Pray: Five Essential Elements of Prayer
Looking for ways to pray? There are numerous strategies, routines, and practices to help guide you in prayer. Why not let the five fingers on your hand help you remember five essential elements of prayer.
Ways to Pray: Prayer of Examen
“I know why I should pray, but sometimes I just don’t know how to pray.” There are many ways to pray, to enter into a conversation with God, the Prayer of Examen uses prayer to slow down and savor God’s presence.
Praying Through the Lens of Scripture
When God tells us “no” or “wait,” we might feel like he has abandoned us. Praying through the lens of Scripture, we see how the Bible assures us that God loves us and knows what is best for us.
Ways to Pray: Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina is a tool helpful to cultivate a deeper, reflective emphasis on pairing prayer and God’s Word together.
Ways to Pray: Breath Prayer
The ancient Christian practice of breath prayer is a way to enter into a conversation with God in simple and repeatable phrases that can be said in one breath.
Praying in the midst of a pandemic: The Lord’s Prayer
Reciting a familiar prayer can give a sense of stability and routine in a time when so much is changing.
Prayer Comes First
We need to be careful when saying, “I will pray for you.” It is admirable and good; we just need to be careful that our expressions of our desire do not diminish the place and importance of prayer.
What to Pray for?
Prayer is a conversation with God and an outworking of our relationship with God; this is an opportunity to live out the reality of this relationship. When praying with someone, it also shows your friend—even though you might not have the words to pray—you do have the will to pray, and that’s often the most important thing.
How to Pray: What is Intercessory Prayer?
What is Intercessory prayer, and how do we do it? Here are tools for effective intercessory prayer.
Ways to Pray: ACTS Prayer
Ever feel like your prayers wander around? Or do you lose focus in prayer? There are many ways to pray. One tool available is the acronym ACTS: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. Not only does this acronym help with remembering what to pray for, but it also creates a natural flow of importance for our prayers.
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