Among the most magnificent invitations God ever extends to us is that of prayer. Possibly no biblical truth is more wondrously perplexing than the promise that our own words matter to God. He delights in our conversation. Prayer is simply using words to express to God the feelings in your heart. The following are some practical ways to pray:
Allow Scripture you read each day to shape your prayers. In your own words, pray the Scripture back to God. Listen to others pray. This can happen at church or with a prayer partner. A prayer partner is a God-sent friend that you can pray with. Learn to pray with others immediately as they share needs with you. This can happen at church, on the phone, etc. Praying with others is a good way to obey the command of 1 Thessalonians 5:17…Pray continually.
A few Books on Prayer: