Why should we pray? There are many reasons. Need is an ever-present reason, but we often wait for emergencies to tap into the divine potential for help and assistance we universally recognize as “prayer.” Those who cultivate the sweetness of prayer in their life know, or at least have a feel for the power of prayer.
Whatever your reason for praying know that its power can be greatly enhanced and probability of your pray being answered is markedly improved if you learn to pray and consistently use it in your life. It’s just like learning calculus or anything else. You wouldn’t sign up for a calculus class if you didn’t have the necessary perquisites like algebra and geometry, would you?
Praying to God is easy
Doing it well takes practice
Prayer at its best is miraculous
Learning to pray well makes you a miracle worker
Forget magic: prayers are the true spells of the spirit
You don’t have to be a math maven to pray, but it helps to learn a little bit about it and put it into practice in your life. It could only make your prays more potent and your life more meaningful, right? I mean, it stand to reason that if you want to do something well you should learn about it and practice it, right?
The good news is that prayer is an innate or in-born capacity. However, in order to harness the immense power of prayer in any kind of meaningful way we need to learn about it and then practice. And there is no better way to practice then in your everyday life…
We have collected a number of prayers you may want to use. They are divided into a number of popular categories, and there are many more prayers for you to savor.
The average religious person prays from habit and a need to draw closer to God. Nonreligious people often pray only at times of great need or sorrow. You may want to learn more about our recommendations to maximize the potential effectiveness of your prayer. Don't be afraid to put your faith to the test. Try it and see for yourself. The only prerequisites are sincerity and consistency. Here's a brief summary of our recommended method of praying:
- Pray and meditate
- Arrive at a decision
- Determine to succeed
- Have faith and confidence
- Take action
Not all prayers need to this kind of a disciplined approach. It can be time-consuming. Short prayers for specific purposes are often the way to go, but when you have a serious need or a burning desire to discover the spiritual reality of prayer in your life this way is often helpful to those willing to make the sincere effort.
When you pray you might as well do the best you can. We can’t always do our best, but we can try. Review the above steps before you sit down to pray and then put the process into motion. You will often be amazed at the results. If you would like to learn more we have some suggestions.
Submit a prayer request on your own behalf, to help others, or for a specific cause. Then prepare, and pray, and act. And maybe pray for someone else on the list. Or if you are really ambitious spiritually speaking join the Prayer Watch and select a time period to call your own.
The when you have prayed enough, when you have struggled enough and then yielded to the softly, or fiercely, to the clarion call of prayer, PLEASE, share your experiences with us. Fill in a Prayer Feedback form. Then read about the experiences of others who have who have touched the gentle silence and been filled with awe and who prostrate themselves in the face of the fire and the light of the spirit.
We encourage you to pray for others, just as you would like them to pray for you. There is great strength in taking a systematic approach to prayer, and the power is even greater when we pray together! Join with us and together we will help make this a better world. Join one or more of our Prayer Groups or pray on your own.