Prayer can take many forms; at its core it simply involves speaking with God and find your prayer. After each prayer session conclude with an affirmation of your belief that whatever it is that you’re praying for will indeed happen – even if the way isn’t clear yet.
If you’re praying for healing, Scripture offers much insight find your prayer. While you don’t need to present an elaborate theological argument about disease and suffering in order to pray boldly and fervently for God to heal someone, using Scripture as the foundation of your requests will ensure you always hit your target!
Start with Scripture
As using Scripture as the basis of your prayers requires selecting scripture that speaks directly to what you’re praying about, you may find a verse already touching upon it or may need to search around until something speaks directly to what’s going on in your situation. Be sure to read all passages through from beginning to end before praying aloud from them – this way you won’t simply be spewing random quotes at your situation!
Once you’ve selected a Bible passage, think about how it relates to your prayer request and read back the verse with conviction as though you were praying directly to Him. Not only will this heighten your interest in Scripture while honoring God directly, but it will give you confidence that your praying correctly as His words come directly back through to you!
Some individuals prefer assuming a specific posture or position when praying. Although there is no single best way of praying, common examples include sitting down, kneeling down, standing up straight with head upheld, bowing down low to bowing up high bowing down dancing swaying etc. Others even utilize music during prayers to help express themselves physically and mentally.
Psalms provide us with beautiful songs of lament to express our faith during difficult times and reach out for help from God. Psalms follow a pattern where God is addressed directly before complaints, petitions are submitted, prayers for relief are spoken out loudly before final declarations of goodness come back forth: using this pattern as your guide you can use our prayer book’s wisdom of lament as part of your personal prayers of lament.
Ask for help
When seeking help, the best approach is reaching out to someone within your faith community – this could be someone like a friend or member of church whom you trust. Be sure to approach this individual with humility while acknowledging their potential power and role in interceding on your behalf.
Be specific in your requests, while keeping the conversation as private as possible. If sharing information, give just enough details that your friends understand what’s happening without divulging sensitive or personal details.
As you seek prayer support, take care not to become disheartened if your requests for assistance don’t receive immediate responses. Always keep in mind that God works according to His own timing – even though this might differ from your expectations, He always knows what’s best for each individual case.
Remember to end your request with gratitude; it’s an effective way of closing dialogue and will encourage more people to respond as they understand how much your request means to you. People will see this when viewing your post, making a lasting impactful statement about who you are as an individual – showing compassion and caring while encouraging participation will both benefit in the long run.
When feeling discouraged about your prayer life, remember that the most effective prayers are those with an attitude of gratitude. Reflect upon all God has done for you, and allow thoughts of His great love take control over feelings of frustration or discontentment.
Gratitude is an effective way to assist others in prayer. Encourage those around you to reflect upon their blessings and keep a journal of what they’re grateful for, which could have an incredible effect on their mindset. Even daily gratitude journals could have an incredible effect.
Share how gratitude has transformed your perspective on life. Show it to those around you through words and actions: friends, teachers, mentors and spiritual leaders – this may inspire them to cultivate an attitude of thankfulness themselves as well as spreading contentment throughout your church community.
When praying for those in need, thank God that He knows their needs better than they do. By showing your trust in His timing and His desire to see their problems solved as quickly as possible. By keeping this perspective in mind during difficult times rather than getting frustrated at unanswered prayers or becoming disheartened with prayers that you misperceive as unanswered, patience will remain key and perseverance won’t fade quickly.
Ask for guidance
As you pray for yourself and others, be sure to ask God to lead in His ways. Praise Him, repent of sins and show kindness towards those around you so your requests fall within His plan; He won’t grant anything that goes against His will! Therefore, make specific requests when possible while remembering He may have more in store than what you could possibly ask for!
When praying for guidance, it can be useful to begin your prayers by repeating what Jesus himself prayed in Gethsemane: “Not my will but Yours be done” (Luke 22:42). Using this phrase as the basis of your prayers will allow you to free yourself of preconceptions about what might be God’s will for your life and get rid of any fears associated with what you assume His plan might be for your future.
The Bible assumes request prayer matters, providing examples (Ex. 3:7,8), assertions (James 4:2; 5:16b), commands and promises related to request prayer. By taking this approach to praying, you’ll never run out of topics to pray about, your prayers will more closely reflect Scripture and God’s will, and more often experience prayer as its intended function: an intimate dialogue with Him.
Echo’s Prayer List allows you to keep track of all your prayers with both a card view and list view, showing prayers created by yourself as well as those shared with you from Friends. Each Prayer can be updated, updated tags added for categorizing them and marked as answered so you don’t forget thanking God. Select any Prayer to open it further and access its top options such as editing Title/Description or sharing/deleting options – deleted prayers will still exist with Friends who originally had them shared if deleted from my List; You can check which of Friend’s Prayers you prayed for by selecting their profile picture from Home feed or going directly into More/Settings/Notification Settings/Notification Settings/.