[When praying for the first time, some people say_ it feels strange, as if they are not talking to anyone. This is what Satan wants us to believe so that we never pray again. The truth is that the Bible; assures us that, wherever and whenever we are, God hears our sincere prayers. “We have complete confidence in God, that whatever we ask according to his will, he hears us” (1 John 5:14).]

Prayer□ is a conversation with God. Talk to him directly, openly and honestly, telling him what you feel and need. If you don’t understand why you are feeling the way you are feeling, tell God about it. The Bible says, “Even so the Holy Spirit helps us in our weaknesses. We do not know how to pray, but the Holy Spirit intercedes -for us with sighs that cannot be expressed in words.” (Romans 8:26). When you are sad and discouraged or happy and thankful, express yourself to God. It is important to be sincere in prayer. God wants to hear how we feel deep inside.

Listen to what God has to say to you. He speaks to us by :giving us impressions and ideas. These may come as -we pray. Even the words we use in prayer can be the result of God-given influence. God wants to communicate His will to us. He can do this while we are praying or even afterwards. He speaks to us through His Spirit, through the Bible, and through His people.

When we pray, we should put aside the distractions of the world around us and concentrate on our communion :with God. Although we can pray anywhere and in any situation, we need a quiet place whenever possible. As we close our eyes and kneel in reverence to God, we can become thoroughly absorbed in God. Our focus must be on God (Matthew 6:6).

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[Some people say, “But I don’t know what words to use or how to express myself to God.” They may have said this because we thought God would hear us if we used different terminology. We may think that we have to use a lot of words and speak in a sweet and attractive way to get his attention. In fact, the Bible gives us many examples of God honoring him by ; praying short and simple prayers. For example, a sinful man prayed, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” (Luke 18:13). Another broken and repentant sinner prayed, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom” (Luke 23: 42). God does not require a particular form of speech_ for prayer. The Bible ;contains prayers by people from many different backgrounds, with no two prayers being the same.]

For our prayers to be effective, we must come before God in humility. In 2 Chronicles 7:14 we read, “If my people, who are called by my own name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek me and turn : from their wicked ways, then I will hear their prayer from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and I will heal their land .” In order to become more familiar with God, we must respond to the instructions given to us—especially in the matter of abstaining from sin.

As we talk to God day by day, He gives us visions, stabilizes our lives, and hears’ our prayers. “If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you” (John 15:7).

Pray in Jesus name. He said, “Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son” (John 14:13). We do not have merit of our own. We can come before God, in prayer only through Jesus Christ.

Pray often. Listen to His voice when He speaks. Follow those inner promptings that He so graciously gives. “I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and ye shall find. knock, and it will be opened to you” (Luke 11:9).

God bless you everyone have a nice day. 

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