How To Start To Pray

Praying is not a task reserved for the spiritual elite. It can be as simple as talking to God, with no rules or requirements, but there are certain benefits to praying regularly and consistently. This guide will help you understand how to start praying, how it can enrich your days and bring you closer in relationship with God and others.

How To Start To Pray

Find a quiet place.

  • Find a quiet place.
  • Find a comfortable place.
  • Find a place where you can relax and focus on God.
  • Find a place where you feel safe, and know that God is with you and protecting you.

Choose a time of day and start with just a few minutes.

The first step in starting your prayer life is to choose a time of day and stick with it. It’s important that you pick an appropriate amount of time for your schedule and prayer life, but don’t feel pressured to make this decision immediately!

Here are some suggestions:

  • Pray at the same time every day (morning, noon or night). A consistent routine helps establish structure in your spiritual life.
  • Pray before you go to sleep each night. This can be done within a few minutes, even as short as one minute if necessary! Another option would be to say “Lord I thank You…” before going to bed – this could take as little as five seconds but still provide powerful benefits when done consistently over time.
  • Pray whenever you feel like it throughout the day—not just at designated times! The point here is not necessarily quantity so much as frequency; although there are different ways we can pray throughout our days (see below), ultimately what matters most is consistency rather than how long or how often we pray in any given situation

Remain open to the Holy Spirit.

When you pray, remain open to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the one who does the praying and intercedes for us. The Holy Spirit’s role is to guide and lead us, to remind us of all things that need to be prayed for. He also teaches us how we should pray (Ephesians 6:18).

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Pray for something specific, or for someone else’s needs. Example: “I’m praying for David” or “I’m praying that God will take away my fear of dogs.”

Prayer is a powerful tool. It can be used to pray for yourself, others or the world. Prayer is not just about asking God for things. It’s also a way of expressing your gratitude, asking forgiveness and thanking Him for the blessings you receive in life.

Let’s start with some tips on how to pray:

  • Pray for something specific, or for someone else’s needs–such as your family member who keeps getting injured on the job; or your best friend who says she doesn’t believe in God anymore but continues to ask you about spiritual things every time she sees you at work; or maybe there’s someone like me who has been struggling with anxiety lately because I just got married last month (weddings are stressful!).
  • If we don’t have anything specific that needs praying over yet then we could always start by thanking God first before talking about our own concerns–like thanking him for being there during those times when we feel lonely or troubled by certain issues going on around us right now!

Ask for help–to pray better, to understand the scripture better or to feel closer to Jesus.

  • Ask for help–to pray better, to understand the scripture better or to feel closer to Jesus.
  • Ask for help–to pray better, to understand the scripture better or to feel closer to Jesus.
  • Ask for help–to pray better, to understand the scripture better or to feel closer to Jesus.
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Make an examination of conscience and call to mind the things you are most grateful for, as well as the things you most need forgiveness for.

The next step is to make an examination of conscience, which is a fancy way of saying that you should sit down and think about all your sins. First, ask God for forgiveness and confess your sins. Then, ask Him to help you resist sinning in the future by giving you strength and guidance. This will give you the courage to do what’s right—and to forgive others when they wrong us.

Listen in prayer.

As you begin to pray, make sure that you know what it is that you’re supposed to be listening for. If your prayers are more like conversations with yourself than conversations with God, then something is wrong. Pray only when it’s time for prayer and listen only if there’s something specific that God wants to say. Don’t treat prayer as an opportunity to vent your frustrations or share every little thing going on in your life (unless someone else specifically asks).

Be careful not to pray about things that aren’t directly related to God or his will for us—our neighbors’ behavior, our bosses’ mistakes or our spouses’ attitudes can all potentially distract us from listening for his voice in the stillness of our hearts. Make sure the words coming out of your mouth in prayer are full of praise and thanksgiving; if they’re not meant for anyone else but God himself (and not just yourself), then they’ll be filled with gratitude instead of complaining or judgmental thoughts about others.

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Regardless of your relationship status with God, prayer can bring peace, and talking with God can be done anywhere at any time

Prayer is a conversation with God. Prayer is not just talking to God, it’s also listening for the response. Even if you feel like you don’t know much about God or His ways, prayer can bring peace and understanding. Prayer can be done anywhere at any time. You don’t need to make arrangements for a special place or time because prayer should be an everyday part of your life—a natural response when faced with difficult situations or simply as an expression of gratitude for everything from the sunrise over your bed every morning to the people who love you unconditionally. You might even find yourself talking to God while driving home from work or walking down the street!


We hope that you learned something new about prayer and the importance of it in your life. If you are struggling to know where to start, remember that there are many different types of prayer, so find one that works for you. We encourage everyone to start with a few minutes each day and see how it goes! Hopefully this article gave some insight on what prayer is as well as an understanding why we should be praying all throughout our day. We pray that God will bless



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