How To Pray
Jenny Sasson |
February 11, 2021
Do you ever wonder if there is a right way to pray to God?
All you have to do is speak to him. God cares about you and what you're thinking about.
Today, I would like to share with you some tools that will help you learn how to pray. In other words, how to talk with God. Yes, that’s what prayer is, talking with God.
If you have said “Yes” to Jesus, you have been adopted to be part of the family of God, your heavenly Father. John 1:12 says:
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
In Matthew 6:9-13 and in Luke 11:2-4 we read of Jesus teaching his disciples how they should pray. This popular scripture is known as The Lord’s Prayer, and some know it as the Our Father Prayer.
“This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,[a]
but deliver us from the evil one.
The Lord’s Prayer gives us the “ingredients” that should go into prayer.
Address God your Father
- Worship and praise God for who He is and all that He has done
- Acknowledge that God is in control of your life, not you
- Ask God for the things that you need.
- Confess your sins and repent.
- Request help to overcome sin and temptations.
The proper way to pray is to pour out our hearts to God, being honest and open with God, as He already knows us better than we know ourselves. Now, keep in mind that God knows what is best and will not grant a request that is not His will for us. (Philippians 4:6-7)
Let’s express our love, gratitude, and worship to God in prayer without worrying about having just the right words to say. God is more interested in the content of our hearts than the eloquence of our words or the posture of our body.
So, if you find it helpful, use the video here as a guide to start having a conversation with your heavenly Father. He wants to hear from you.