Here are a few examples of simple prayer and how it can ultimately bring power into your every-day life. I have also Included several common scriptures, which will reveal to you the beauty and benefits of prayer-time.
You often hear people concerned whether they are praying correctly. "Should my prayer be longer?", "Is praying once a day enough?".....look, the good news is, there is no real formula, and there is no right or wrong way.......
You may not know how to pray. That's okay. Just spend some time with those who do. You'll soon learn that it's nothing more than carrying on a conversation with your closest friend. God desires to have a close relationship with you just the same way.
Dont worry I know how you feel. Back in my early 20s when I was battling through some painful times, I would gaze towards the sky, placing my hands together (like I`d seen in the movies) and would say something along these words " if you are real God? please help me, Im in a mess, my heart kills, my head hurts, nothing makes sense, I feel like crap, help! "
Have you ever prayed that way before, or cried out to God? well, God hears and answers those prayers aswell believe it or not, other wise I would not be here today. Can you imagine than, just how effective praying in faith would be! knowing you have a caring God who without doubt will come to your aid in trouble times, when you call on Him.
How Can Pray help?
I have an amazine life as a result of daily prayer. I no longer suffer from constant anxiety and fear, I feel much healthier on all levels. The day you get that profound revelation of Gods love for you, you are no longer the same person. Gods warm presence is often felt and found during pray time.
I pray for 15-30mins in the mornings. I get up around 5am-6am not because Im as devoted as mother Teresa was, but because my little boys are up early. I have found praying first thing before I start my day, plays a huge part in my state of mind. I have more energy and peace, basically a positive attitude towards my day.
In addition, my boys know better to leave me in peace and complete my prayer time, other wise they will probably be dealing with a monster mommy for that day. Being a full-time mom of two small boys (most moms would agree) can get stressful. So, throughout my entire day, its common to yell out mini "help me now God", "give me more patience" , " help me be more gentle" you get the picture.
My night prayer is mainly of thanksgiving, thanking God for my family and every significant aspect of my life for that particular day. I have found the secret to effective prayer is to keep it real. Pray with your heart and not your head, God does not get impressed with fancy words, did you know that? keep it simple, but you dont want to hold back from going deep :-)
Simple prayer (chatting with God) has power beyond words. Remember, allow yourself to enjoy your time in prayer. Prayer has enriched my life and tens of thousands of people throughout time and it can do the same for you. I encourage you to begin today!
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