When people talk about prayer, does your brain shut down, your eyes roll to the back of your head and your body go numb? Okay, perhaps it may not be that bad. Maybe you are in limbo-land concerning prayer. There are many Christians who are born-again, living for Jesus, but have no idea on how to pray. So, if this sounds like you, don't walk in condemnation. Allow God to speak to you through this article concerning prayer. Learn how to empower your prayers and empower your life.
Praying is not about following rules. It is simply having a conversation with God. You pray, listen for God's response and respond either with prayer or action or both. When you pray to God you are opening the door for Him to come into your life, into the situation that you are praying about, and begin to work on your behalf.
When you pray, you are to pray to the Father in the name of Jesus, according to God’s Word. When praying, make God’s Word personal by applying the Word to your situation. If you are sick, you might pray,
”Father I thank you that by the stripes of Jesus I (insert your name) am healed. Thank you Lord, that you went to the cross with me in mind and I do not have to endure sickness or disease. Sickness is a curse and I have been redeemed from the curse of the law. So, I accept my healing and resist sickness and disease” (1 Perter 2:24, Galatians 3:13).
As you pray, see yourself in the Word. Do not get hung up on how long you have to pray or if you should pray standing or sitting. God is only concerned about your heart. You can pray at anytime of the day. You can actually pray all day if you prefer. Prayer is a lifestyle. It is not something you have to do; it is something that you choose to do.
If you want to learn more on prayer and the power that is unleashed through your prayers, consider reading, The Power of Simple Prayer by Joyce Meyer and Understanding The Purpose and Power of Prayer by Dr. Myles Munroe.