Many people wonder how to pray to God when they face life situations beyond their control. Here are some of the simple secrets of how to pray to God.
Secret number one of how to pray to God: Get to know God.
The Bible tells us that God is always listening and wants to take an active role in our lives. Prayer is how we get in touch with God.
Christians pray to a very personal God as expressed in God the Creator, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit. Jesus walked the earth as one of us, so he understands our nature, personalities and problems completely. Through His saving power by dying on the cross and being resurrected from death, Jesus makes bridged the gap between God and us and made it possible to pray. Having a personal relationship with Jesus makes us able to come before our Holy Father God even though we aren’t perfect or worthy of what we are asking God to do for us.
Here’s more information for how to get to know Jesus personally.
Secret number two of how to pray to God: Honestly express yourself to God
Many people pray by having a conversation with God, talking with him like you would talk to a friend. Others use written prayers. Even tears can be a form of prayer. The important part is that you are sharing something of yourself with God in a way that feels meaningful to you.
Here’s more information on finding a way of praying that works best for you and how to develop regular prayer times.
In the Bible Jesus teaches us how to pray to God. Jesus focused on the sincerity of the person praying, not on how the prayer sounds to other people. Jesus also emphasized not trying to convince God that we’re worthy of getting something but rather coming to God with an open, humble attitude. Jesus also told us not to get caught up in using a lot of religious sounding words. Instead he told us that God already knows what we need even before we ask.
Here’s more information on what Jesus taught us about prayer.
Secret number three of how to pray to God: Pray regularly
Although prayer is so simple that even young children can pray easily and effectively, prayer is also something that improves through daily practice. How to pray to God improves when we learn more about who God is by reading the Bible.
Here’s more information on how to use the Bible in prayer.
How we pray also improves when we are around other Christians who can teach us what they know about God and prayer. Others can share their true experiences of how God has responded to their prayers and can share ways of praying that have worked for them.
Here’s more information on finding ways of praying that fit your personality and joining with other Christians to pray more effectively.
Secret number four of how to pray to God: Learn how to hear from God and recognize his responses to our prayers
One of the biggest mistakes people make in prayer is to have a one-sided conversation with God. They tell God what they need and then they end their prayer time. However, prayer is done in the context of a personal relationship with God, so it’s natural that God will respond in some way.
I have learned through personal experience that although every prayer isn’t immediately answered by a positive change of events, God always responds. Even when circumstances don’t change for the better, God responds to our prayers by being there for us, sending others to help us and guiding us in our times of need. That’s why I believe that God can help us find an answer to every prayer.
Secret number five of how to pray to God: Use prayer as a means of growing, improving and learning
There are so many wonderful parts of prayer that go beyond simply asking God for help. As we pray more, our love for God deepens and he gently uses prayer to change our past, present and future. Branch out and experiment with the many wonderful aspects of prayer, such as meditation, praise, confession and prayers of blessing. Use prayer as a tool to help you in every aspect of your life, including your relationships with others, dealing with your past, finding God’s vision for your life and helping in your decisions.
On this site you’ll find more information on all aspects of how to pray to God and also how to pray for many different life situations.
There’s no need to go through a lot of different steps learn how to pray to God. Simply begin now by telling God what’s going on in your life. He is listening, he cares and he loves you.
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