First things first, do you want to know how to pray to God effectively?
Every morning when you wake up, do you pray and thank God for waking up something new in you!
Do you find yourself spending more time with God or in pursuit of worldly desires?
Do you long to grow a deeper prayer life?
Is prayer sometimes a struggle simply because you are bored or just don’t feel like praying?
It’s no secret that when you pray to God it has the power to transform your life.
Yet, if you’re like most people, when it comes time to sit down and pray, you find it hard to focus and really connect with the power of God within you.
Being able to pray to God is an amazing privilege.
God has given us an open invitation to connect to that Spirit of God within us through prayer and meditation.
In scripture we are given an amazingly simple way to pray to God…
In the book of Jeremiah we are told to call on God and God will answer and tell us great and unsearchable things that we did not know.
No doubt about it, God has the power to answer our prayers in miraculous ways.
But sometimes, God takes us through a process of transformation. And part of that process is learning how to deal with disappointment.
Yet, God takes us step by step, from glory to glory. No matter what, keep moving forward. Keep on praying the prayers of faith and stay the course.
How to Pray to God Effectively!
Now, if you really want to learn how to pray to God effectively, then remember…
When you call on God in prayer, God will listen to you. (Jeremiah 29:12)
Indeed, when you read your Bible and process the Word of God, over and over again you see examples of people who prayed and God answered.
Perhaps, you know you should find the time to pray to God. Yet for whatever reason find it challenging to just take a few moments and talk to God in prayer.
The good news is you are not alone in the struggle as lots of people struggle with knowing how to pray to God.
Why Do We Struggle With Prayer?
Sometimes prayer is a struggle because we think we must pray like the Saints and for hours on end.
We think that simple prayers like “God help me!” or not good enough and that we are somehow required to pray amazingly long and beautiful prayers that have the power to move mountains.
Far too often, when it comes to prayer, we can feel unqualified and unworthy.
For some, prayer feels like a part of their life that needs to be separated from everything else.
Yet, in scripture Paul reminds us in Colossians 4:2 to devote ourselves to prayer by being watchful and thankful.
For some people this scripture makes them wonder…
How do I devote my life to prayer when I have a laundry list of responsibilities in my life? How do you pray when you are too busy too pray?
However, the fact of the matter is, when you turn to God with your heart and mind, regardless of the situation, that is a life devoted to prayer.
When it comes to prayer, remember…
Simple prayers from the heart are more powerful than prayers you think you should be praying.
God knows. Your prayer doesn’t have to be long, especially when it comes from the heart.
And when you don’t know what to pray and your life is blessed, “Thank You God!” is a powerful prayer in and of itself.
If you want to deepen and enrich your prayer life, spend time reading your Bible. The more time you spend reading and understanding the Word of God, the more you will begin to notice just how much more power and impact your prayer life becomes.