Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2
Jesus gave us prayer, and though the Lord's Prayer, He taught us how to pray. We learn by listening to others pray, and we learn by reading the Scriptures. But our best way to learn how to pray is to just pray. We should adopt a lifestyle of prayer because we have complete access to the Creator of the universe through prayer.
In 1 Thessalonians, Paul reminds us to cultivate an attitude of prayer by praying continuously throughout the day, every day. Sometimes we forget that God also wants us to come before Him in reverent, bold prayer. God wants us to humble ourselves before Him, confess our sins, and reveal our deepest needs and desires. God wants our worship through prayer. God wants to renew our spirit, refresh our soul, and restore our faith.
There is not a single right or wrong way of spending time with God. Your time with God will be different than my time with God, as it should be. Our prayer times are the most important conversations of our days. Pencil in ‘prayer time’ on your calendar if it will help you keep our date with God.
Download our simple Prayer Guide below (PDF file), which gives some brief instruction on how to pray, some suggestions for your prayer time, and journal pages where you can keep up with who and what you are praying for and how God is answering.