Ways to Pray

Praying Your Problems into God’s Hands

Praying Your Problems into God’s Hands Whenever we have deep concern for loved ones or for ourselves, praying the situation into God’s hands is a way of helping us give up control and continue to trust, no matter what.  Here are some ways to do this type of praying. 1.  Visualize God’s hand. I was…

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How to Pray the Rosary

Praying the Rosary is a prayer method that engages our hands, voices, minds and souls as we prayerfully contemplate the life, miracles and ministries of Jesus Christ all the way to His death and resurrection through the illumination of his mother Mary’s heart. How to do this prayer practice.  1.  Start with a set of…

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Praying Your Worries Away

Do you worry too much, fear “what if?” and feel a lot of stress about your life?  Worrying is universal.  Here is a practical way not to worry that involves saying prayers to God using the Bible verse in Philippians 4:8. How to do this prayer practice: Sometimes in our daily living of Faith, we…

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How to Use the Sign of the Cross in Prayer

Here are some of the many ways that the Sign of the Cross, which consists of hand gestures accompanied by words that call upon the Father, the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit, can be a powerful and meaningful act of prayer. How to do this prayer practice: As long as I can remember, I…

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Expressing Your Prayers for Others in the Language of Flowers

When you want to give someone a visual expression of your prayers that speaks beyond words try making a special bouquet of flowers using the traditional and religious “language of flowers” where each flower symbolizes different virtues and graces. How to do this prayer practice Jane Ingrassia of Roswell, GA, who is a trained floral…

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Pathway Praying

  When I needed to fit more prayer time into my busy schedule I started praying on my morning walk and it helped me expand my prayer time by 45 minutes.  Here’s how to do what I call “Pathway Praying,” a term I use to describe praying while doing another activity.       How to…

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Praying to the Chiming of a Clock

If you have a clock in your town or home that chimes the quarter hour, you can easily say a prayer on the hour that can be sung to the chimes.  Here are two different prayers you can use. From Mary Lou Carney, Senior Editor, Guideposts Mary Lou had a clock in her hallway that…

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Charismatic Prayer – Resting in the Spirit

Throughout the Pentecostal and charismatic movements there are countless occurrences of people being “slain in the Spirit” or “resting in the Spirit” in which the person receiving prayer is overcome by God’s presence and they suddenly fall from a standing position to rest on the floor. Typically, most occurrences happen in a group setting such…

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How to Pray with Others

Praying with others can mean praying with one other person or a group of people.  While praying alone is our primary means of communicating with God, enlisting others to pray with us can strengthen our prayer life. We gain fresh perspectives and new insights from hearing others pray aloud about our concerns. We are also…

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