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Keep Prayer Simple

Updated on October 1, 2012
Spiritual Life, Prayer
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Prayer does not have to be complicated!

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.

Simple Prayer
Simple Prayer

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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Helpful resources to improve your prayer-life!

Related Powerful Scriptures:

(Matthew 7:7-8)

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;

knock and the door will be opened to you.

For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds;

and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened."

(Romans 12:12)

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

(Philippians 4:6)

Do not be anxious about anything,

but in every situation,

by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,

present your requests to God.

(James 5:13)

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray.

Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.

(1 Kings 19:12)

After the earthquake came a fire,

but the LORD was not in the fire.

And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

(Psalm 27:14-15)

Wait for the LORD;

be strong and take heart

and wait for the LORD.

(Colossians 4:2)

Devote yourselves to prayer,

being watchful and thankful.

(1 Chronicles 4:10)

I sought the LORD, and he answered me;

he delivered me from all my fears.

Those who look to him are radiant;

their faces are never covered with shame.

(1 Chronicles 4:10)

I sought the LORD, and he answered me;

he delivered me from all my fears.

Those who look to him are radiant;

their faces are never covered with shame.

(1 Chronicles 4:10)

"Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory!

Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm

so that I will be free from pain."

And God granted his request.

(John 16:24)

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name.

Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

(1 John 5:14-15)

This is the confidence we have in approaching God:

that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

And if we know that he hears us- whatever we ask-

we know that we have what we asked of him.

(1 John 1:9)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just

and will forgive us our sins and

purify us from all unrighteousness.

(Psalm 66:20)

Praise be to God,

who has not rejected my prayer

or withheld his love from me!

(Matthew 26:41)

"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

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    • pearlmacb profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Switzerland

      Hi Winsome, Thankyou for visiting & it`s lovely to have you as a friend here too! I totally agree with you there is a difference...there is more impact when you say a prayer from the heart & using your own words. Blessings to you Sir

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      8 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Wonderfully fresh and real Pearl. It is the difference between "saying a prayer" and talking from your heart, between rote and relationship, between the frustration of traditions and the spontaneity of joy, between bowing before a god of stone and being welcomed into the arms of a friend.

      So nice to have you as a friend. =: )

    • pearlmacb profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Switzerland

      Hi, Frogyfish it`s a real pleasure to recieve this comment, and glad to hear the selected scriptures were helpful. May you continue to pray in plain truth. Bless you

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      8 years ago from Central United States of America

      Your words are beautifully experienced and shared in powerful simplicity! Thank you for the truth of your hub...and also for the true beauty of the scriptural promises you included.

    • pearlmacb profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Switzerland

      Thats beautiful LittleGrandmommy! You welcome, I`m so glad you got something from this hub. You know, this way we are choosing relationship over religion, and experiencing God in a real way.

      Blessings & please visit again :)

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      8 years ago from Small Town Tennessee

      Thank you for this encouraging hub. I have always talked with God in a conversational way and I speak with Him periodically through the day from the time I wake up until I lay down to sleep.

    • pearlmacb profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Switzerland! sounds like the perfect setting for a writer :) I love star gazing and sunshowers...sparks my creativity everytime :)

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      8 years ago

      .......yes and my lake does it for me all of the time and I am fortunate enough to live about 150 feet away from lake erie - and I get to the sun, the moon , and the stars over it ........

    • pearlmacb profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Switzerland

      Hi epigramman! I`m thrilled to hear you were moved by this hub and it made you think :) Yeah music is powerful, resonates in the secret place of our inner-being...the ocean does it for me all time, and since relocating in Europe.. Im really enjoying the snowfall aswel!

      I do hope you use these scriptures as a guide, your response has moved me to possibly write another hub regarding prayer. Thankyou for your prayer fellow writer :)

    • epigramman profile image


      8 years ago

      ....I was really quite moved by your world class hub presentation here - I never thought too much about the power of prayer until now - as I often send my readers or followers a close off signature line like - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 11:34am (that would be my form of prayer to you) and I often meditate through my writing and while listening to music and walking on the beach but I was really quite impressed by your research and compilation of prayers in which I shall use as a reference guide - currently listening to baroque music and finding a prayer in the sun which shines her diamonds over my lake

    • pearlmacb profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Switzerland

      Nice to meet you Highvolagewriter!! Im really happy to hear that you got something from this hub. Blessings to you!!:)

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      William Benner 

      9 years ago from Savannah GA.

      I have just happened upon your hub today and it truly was a God sent! Thanks!

    • pearlmacb profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Switzerland

      Hi Sunkentreasure, Thanks for stopping by, lovely poem you have shared...."There’s so much tenderness in God’s Spirit"-my heart is in agreement thats for sure! when time permits, will visit your page, Im drawn to your poetryTopic:)

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      9 years ago from RUIMSIG, SOUTH AFRICA


      The most beautiful eyes in the universe

      watches over us with passionate love

      The most powerful hands that there is

      protects us with awesome strength and care

      The kindest heart you will ever find

      flows with boundless grace and forgiveness

      There’s so much tenderness in God’s Spirit

      There’s so much giving in God’s nature

      When we look for a true friend,

      God’s compassion is always there for us

      When we need deliverance,

      God’s help is so mighty

      The most valuable treasure in the whole world

      is that Jesus loves you



      joy in praise and appreciation

      for all His wonderful gifts.

      © Bernard Levine

    • pearlmacb profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Switzerland

      I love it SKYE2DAY....each word you have penned here. It so lovely to receive such an refreshing comment, thank you for stopping by. Prayer is like my fav-cup of tea for the day and evening and everytime in between, I love spending time with Jesus through worship & prayer, nothing comes close to the power & deep richness of sensations here on earth!

      I say " more love, more power " to you my new found Spiritual sista!!!

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      10 years ago

      This is a precious beautiful hub of love. Thank you for sharing with us. I so love prayer. I love to talk to the Lord and Saviour, my best Friend and my all. He knows our prayers before they leave our mouths. He loves to hear from His kids. I love how you included the scriptures. Very nice voted up and awesome. It is a pleasure to meet you. Keep at it sister, Hub pages needs you. Love to you.

      Merry Christmas pearlmacb to you and yours. Keep shining on sista.

    • pearlmacb profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Switzerland

      Nice to meet you Wayne, Thanx for stopping by and reading my first hub. I enjoyed your feedback :-) All the best to you!

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      Wayne Brown 

      10 years ago from Texas

      This is great encouragement to those who feel that prayer is out of their reach because they have not demonstrated their holiness enough to others; that they have not yet earned the right to pray and for that reason that don't know how. You have shown them how to take the intimidation out of it and make it a personal thing which is all it really is in the end. You also cite plenty of examples which indicate the importance of prayer in our personal relationship with God. Thanks for sharing this. WB


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