Prayer is one of the most important things in a Christian’s life. It is the main communication process that allows us to talk to God
Prayer is integral in a Christian’s life because it makes us more like Jesus and it reveals to us the heart and mind of God. So if you’ve ever found your prayer life a little lacking, here are 7 steps to help you improve it:
Start with Giving Praise and Worship to God
Effective prayer goes beyond just asking God for what we want. Take time to thank God for all that He’s done in your life and all the blessings He has poured down on you. Give Him the glory and worship He deserves. Starting prayer with a focus on God helps us realize just how powerful God is.
Always Be Praying
The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17) Don’t just pray before bedtime or before meals to pray. You can pray while driving to work, waiting in line to pick up your coffee or while walking the dog. Talk to God through-out your day.
Pray For Others
Remember to lift the people in your life up in prayer. Be it your husband, wife, children, parents, friends or that annoying guy at work.
Prayer and faith go hand-in-hand. After you pray about something let go of any worry and have complete trust that whatever we prayed about is safely in God’s hands now.
Don’t do all the talking, let God speak to you through his Word
Prayer is a conversation with God. The primary way that God speaks to us is through His word, the Holy Bible. Read God’s word and be quiet for a few minutes. Let God speak to you. More likely than not, you won’t hear an actual voice, but God may plant some ideas in your spirit.
Be consistent in your prayer life
Do not let things come between you and your time with God. Sometimes it gets easy to be distracted by day to day things and we may be tempted to put this time off. Do not. As humans, we need food, drink and sleep to survive, as Christians, we need prayer in the same way.
Be persistent in your prayers
Do not be afraid to say the same prayers over and over again. The Bible actually reveals that persistence is important. I Chronicles 16:11– “Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!”