How To Pray With Confidence!

Pray = Praise, Repent, Ask, Yield


Prayer = A Conversation Between You And God!

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There is no wrong way to pray, just as long as your prayers are in God’s will, and you honorably direct your devotion to God, Jesus, Holy Spirit. (The Trinity)

Learn how to pray effectively. Pray = Praise, Repent, Ask, Yield Here are some encouraging scriptures about praying.

Here Are Some Simple Guidelines You May Want To Follow.

  1. It is wise and essential to confess to God any unconfessed sins before you start to pray. (Confession)
  2. When you begin praying, be sure to thank God for something He has blessed you with or protected you from. (Praise)
  3. You can also talk to God as though He is a friend (if you have been Born Again) since He died for your sins as well as mine. (Relationship)
  4. You can ask God what you feel you need in your life or a need for someone you know. The words you choose are not as important compared to the sincerity of your heart. (Requests)
  5. When praying, it is a two-way conversation, not just you talking to God, but you also earnestly and diligently to understand what God wants from you and is trying to have you understand and apply this to your life. ~ Bill Greguska

Does Prayer Always Need To Be Such A Formal Thing?

Considering the fact that the Holy Spirit lives IN us, and He is intimately connected with the Father & Son, and our every thought is before Him night and day, YES – I believe it is more and more us becoming aware of that fact, so that prayer is less & less a “formal” thing, and more and more a deeply integral working, living mainstream reality of our lives. ~ Sue Sauer

Which Of The Three Below Are You?




Praying Each Day Is As Important As Breathing!

Just as we all need oxygen to live, we all need God’s presence and word in us for us to be fully alive and healthy. You may wish to begin the morning in prayer, committing yourself to God for the day ahead. As you eat your meals, you can spend a moment in reflection and thanks before dining. In the afternoon, take five minutes out to dwell on the Lord and His faithfulness. And as night falls, why not thank God for His goodness and pray at bedtime?

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Teach Me How To Pray, Lord!





Here Are Seven Reasons Why We Need To Pray:

  1. Prayer Builds Our Relationship With Jesus Christ.
  2. It Helps Us Overcome Temptation.
  3. When We Pray, It Helps Us Determine God’s Will In Our Life.
  4. When We Pray It Helps Us To Accomplish God’s Work.
  5. We Can Think Of Prayer As A Weapon of Spiritual Warfare Against Satan.
  6. It Is A Prerequisite To Having A Spiritual Awakening.
  7. Prayer Is Valuable To Have A Close Relationship With God.




Ten Tips On How To Pray

  1. Decide on a quiet place to pray and read. Try to pray in the morning if possible. (or at least the same time and place daily). Maybe in your favorite chair?
  2. Engage Bible verses to help you pray specifically.
  3. Put your thoughts on paper on what you want to say to God.
  4. Figure out a way to write down prayers and follow up with answered prayers.
  5. Find your way to express your love for God and God’s word.
  6. Do not pretend that there is a certain way to impress God or others with your prayers.
  7. Talk with others about their prayer life and read up on prayer too.
  8. Keep your Bible studying fresh and exciting. Change up once in a while how you do things.
  9. Remember, you are a work in progress, be patient with yourself.
  10. Try to talk less and listen more; do not let things distract you.






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How to Pray? Find Encouragement!

There is no secret formula for praying, but there are some general suggestions so that your prayer life will be better!

What Are You Going Through At This Time?

Perhaps a broken relationship, divorce, depression, or possibly anger, anxiety, addiction, loss of a loved one, loss of a job, also Covid 19, plus emotional difficulties, spiritual concerns, mental health,  physical pain, etc.

You need to try to get out of your problems by searching for solutions instead! Believe me when I say, “When you encourage others, you will be encouraged yourself.”

~ Bill Greguska – Search For Encouragement Ideas Here


James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.



Do You Have A Fear Of Praying Out Loud As I Do?

Here are some suggestions to help you.

1 Let the Holy Spirit Guide You
2 Take a Deep Breath
3 Keep Your Prayers Short
4 Practice Praying Out Loud When You’re Alone
5 Practice Praying With Others
6 Keep a List of Prayer Ideas

Let the Holy Spirit Guide You

My top fear is public speaking but I often have to give presentations.

One time, before going up in front of the class, I prayed in my mind. I asked the Holy Spirit to be with me as I present. I felt the Holy Spirit within me comforting me as I went up there. It made me feel a lot better and I ended up doing well.

The Holy Spirit dwells within every believer. He’s there to help us. Before going to meetings or get-togethers, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you and calm your nerves.

The Bible says, “The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans,” (Romans 8:26–27 ESV).

Cling to the promises of God. He is with you always — even when you pray.


Take a Deep Breath

This is another technique I’ve used to help calm me.

I become very anxious when it comes to public speaking. This includes praying in public. I’ve noticed, though, when I take a deep breath this helps calm my mind for a moment. Instead of all the anxious thoughts, my mind is stilled.

Still your mind with a deep breath before prayer time. Focus on your breathing and nothing else. 

When you’ve calmed your mind, start to pray.


Keep Your Prayers Short

You don’t have to be eloquent in your prayers. Keep your prayers short and simple. Don’t feel bad about it either. It’s okay.

The Bible says, “When you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words,” (Matthew 6:7 ESV).

It’s better to have a sincere short and simple prayer than to have an insincere long and wordy prayer.

Pray using your own words. God hears you.


Practice Praying Out Loud When You’re Alone

If you do something multiple times, you’re bound to get more comfortable with it. When you’re alone, pray out loud.

You don’t have to stress about people watching or listening to you pray. Just pray what’s on your mind.

When I first started getting serious about prayer, I’d sit on one chair, set up a second chair, and talk to Jesus as if he was sitting on that chair. It helped me feel like He was truly there.


Practice Praying With Others

The best way to get more comfortable with doing something is to practice.

I’ve never really liked praying in front of others, but once I started practicing, it came naturally. If you’re called to pray in front of others, just do it. It doesn’t have to be eloquent or long. You can keep it simple.

If you’re not feeling up to the task of volunteering, try practicing with:

  • friends
  • family members
  • someone in leadership

Whenever you have a chance to pray, try to do so. The only way you’ll gain more confidence is if you practice.


Keep a List of Prayer Ideas

You might not know what to pray for on the spot. That’s okay. Instead of freeballing it, try keeping a list of prayer ideas.

To help you get the ball rolling, I’ve compiled a short list of prayer ideas.

Prayer ideas:

  • ask for prayer requests
  • give thanks
  • confess your sins
  • pray for Christians who are persecuted
  • pray for leaders in the church
  • pray for your needs
  • pray scripture over your life
  • ask for direction in your life
  • pray for unspoken prayer requests


Finally, don’t worry about messing up. It’s a process. Praying publicly can be intimidating — especially when you’re new to it.


  1. Let the Holy Spirit guide you.
  2. Take a deep breath.
  3. Keep your prayers short.
  4. Practice praying out loud when you’re alone.
  5. Practice praying with others.
  6. Keep a list of prayer ideas.


Where Is Your Favorite Place To Pray?

My favorite place to pray is at McCarthy park or in my bathroom at home with the door closed each morning. It is so easy to talk and listen to God. I ask God what He wants me to do or say concerning whatever situation I am presently dealing with, and I ask God for help. Then I sit back and listen.
Below is my list that I made up the other day while praying!

I encourage you to make your own list of what is going on in your life today:


Lord, Please Help Me:

  1. Help me to be the man you want me to be
  2. Show me how to have more patience and peace in my life
  3. Help keep me grateful for everything you bless me with
  4. Help me to be none judgemental of others
  5. Show me how to spend my time wisely
  6. Help me to turn my cheek when others are rude or out of line
  7. Give me strength and wisdom to make it through each day
  8. Show me how to love the way you want me to
  9. Prompt me to pray for my friends and family regularly
  10. Give me wisdom and discernment to know who to trust and who not to trust
  11. Help me to continue to be kind and compassionate to everyone
  12. Show me how to make time for others better and to be a good friend to everyone I know
  13. Give me opportunities to share your word with others who need it
  14. Motivate me not to put things off and procrastinate so much
  15. Help me take good care of my health
  16. Show me what to do and what not to do more clearly
  17. Help me to call my friends and family more regularly
  18. Keep my eyes open for things to laugh about
  19. Please help me to encourage those that need encouragement freely
  20. Please show me how to have balance in my life
  21. Please help me to continue to forgive others ASAP
  22. Keep me asking others for forgiveness when needed
  23. Help me not to be afraid to take risks when you are promoting me to do so
  24. Help me balance my time on the computer
  25. I am thankful to be able to spend quality time in prayer each day
  26. Thank you for my morning quiet time each morning with you, Lord
  27. Help me not to be scared to speak up for the truth
  28. Help me not to be afraid to say no
  29. Could you help me not to overeat?
  30. Thank you for my diet of eating 80% healthy food
  31. Inspire me to try new things
  32. Thank you for being able to go bike riding
  33. Thank you for being able to take walks with friends.
  34. When temptation is knocking, help me not to answer it
  35. Discipline me to go to the gym to exercise in the pool, and lift some weights every other day
  36. Help me stay motivated to keep my house clean
  37. Inspire me to do repairs to my home as needed
  38. Help me to be able to both cry and laugh with others
  39. Show me how to do your will rather than my own
  40. Get to be disciplined to go to sleep no later than 10:30 pm
  41. Help me wake up fresh and alert each morning at 6:30 am
  42. Help me not to seek after and find things to argue about
  43. Teach me not to text so much. Instead, call on the phone
  44. I am thankful that I can pray at McCarthy park, bike ride, walk
  45. Thank you for being able to go to Whitnall Park
  46. Help someone that you put on my heart
  47. Help me to control my desires so they will honor you, Lord
  48. Show me how to put other needs in front of mine more often
  49. Help me find a good Christian movie to see with friends
  50. Remind me to call my brother Tom
  51. Thank you for being able to text with Sister Sue
  52. Help me to think positive, encouraging thoughts
  53. No more Pitbull syndrome thinking
  54. Make sure I please you, God, rather than people
  55. Please help me to let go more easily and keep things in an open palm
  56. Please show me how to make plans, instead of planning the results
  57. Please help me to live one day at a time
  58. Please help me to live one hour at a time when needed
  59. Please help me to live one minute at a time when needed
  60. Help me to live my life for you every second of the day, always.

Now YOU GET BUSY with your own list of prayers to God. Even if you have ten things you want God to help you with, that is a great start! Keeping a journal can be very helpful in recording your prayers and communication with God.







How To Pray, And Why It Is So Important!

I have never been a person who could pray eloquently, but God does not make that a prerequisite to talk with or listen to God I have always believed in prayer, yet I have not always been faithful to pray regularly.

It was not until several years ago that I started to pray regularly each morning after reading my devotional and Bible. At first, it was somewhat of a choir, but then it became a daily habit that I cheerfully do each morning when I wake up.

You, too, can make prayer a part of your life, and trust me that it will make a difference in your life. You will notice almost right away. It will be your connection to God and a lamp unto your feet to know better what His will for you and your life is. ~ Bill Greguska






How To Pray? And Why It Is So Important To Do So?


If you have never prayed before, the best way to describe prayer is like talking to someone you can not see as someone on a cell phone. The purpose of prayer is to grow a relationship between you and God. It is your way of talking to God and asking for help in certain areas of your life, such as relationships, finances, health, wisdom, comfort, to name a few ways.

I will repeat that before one starts to pray. It is wise to give God some praise and thank Him for what He has done for you recently. After you are done praying to God, make sure you take a few moments to understand what God is trying to teach you.

Anyone who believes that God hears and answers prayers can learn how to pray with minimal effort. Prayer is not meant to be something so very complicated that only a few select people can do. Still, rather it is intended for everyone to be able to communicate with our heavenly Father.

When you pray, do not only ask God to do things for you (He is not a magic genie). But when you pray, thank God for what He has already done for you and answered prayers in the past.  Try to pray and listen to God speak to you in His quiet voice with gentle nudges and your spirit’s prompting.

Psalm 86:6 Hear my prayer, Lord; listen to my cry for mercy.




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I pray every night, sometimes long prayers about a lot of things and a lot of people, but I don’t talk about it or brag about it because that’s between God and me, and I’m no better than anybody else in God’s sight. ~ Peyton Manning

Matthew 6:9-13This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,  your kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’

Prayer is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.




Learn How To Pray With Help From Billy Graham!



Billy Graham Talks About Prayer!

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It is not difficult to learn how to pray!

Prayer is directly talking to God—and the most important thing I can say about this is that God wants you to speak to Him! He loves us, and He has promised to hear us when we pray. How can you learn to pray? First, understand why prayer is possible.

Prayer is possible because Jesus Christ has removed the barrier between us and God—a barrier caused by our sins. You see, sin separates us from God, and because of that, we have no right to come before Him. But by His death on the cross, Christ paid the penalty for our sins and removed the barrier. God then gives us the privilege of coming into His presence when we commit our lives to Christ.

The Bible says, “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). If you have never done so, ask Christ to come into your life today.

Then understand that God now welcomes you into His presence and promises to hear you—and He cannot lie. The Bible says, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us” (1 John 5:14). Trust His promises and learn to bring every concern to Him in prayer.




The Definition Of Prayer:

Prayer is communion with God. It takes different forms, but basically, it occurs when a man or a woman talks with God, and God talks with them. It is not that complicated.


Prayer Is Described As:

  • Calling upon the name of the Lord: Genesis12:8
  • Crying unto God: Psalms 27:7; Psalms 34:6
  • Drawing near to God: Psalms 73:28; Hebrews 10:22
  • Looking up: Psalms 5:3
  • Lifting the soul: Psalms 25:1
  • Lifting the heart: Lamentations 3:41
  • Pouring out the heart: Psalms 62:8
  • Pouring out the soul: I Samuel 1:15
  • Crying to Heaven: II Chronicles 32:20
  • Beseeching the Lord: Exodus 32:11
  • Seeking God: Job 8:5
  • Seeking the face of the Lord: Psalms 27:8
  • Making supplication: Job 8:5; Jeremiah 36:7


Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day. ~ John Wooden

Mark 1:35  Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.



Learn That There Are Different Ways To Pray!

"HowThere is no right way to pray because you communicate with God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit when you pray.

When you talk, talk as though you are talking to a friend sitting right next to you. Because in all reality, God is your friend and loves you more than any friend you have ever known.

Some people like myself prefer to pray quietly, by myself in the morning, or with others in a group setting.

Your prayers do not have to be polished or eloquent to have God hear them. Some people lift their hands, others fold them, but what is most important is your heart’s position to be sincere with God.

Make sure you stop to listen to God to hear if He has an answer right away or if you need to wait on the Lord?



Learn How To Pray More Effectively

"HowLearn how to pray more efficiently and powerfully? Have you ever wondered the best way how to pray? I found that the best way to is to share with God something I am thankful for. Then confess a sin or sins that I committed. Then ask God to forgive me for my sin or sins.  

The best way to pray is to intimately confess any sin, ask for forgiveness, thank God for blessings, others’ needs, and yourself. When we meditate, we are personally listening to God and trying to understand God’s will in our life. Prayer is our connection with God.

I also pray for all the victims that I hear about on the news and even for others in my personal life who are struggling with health issues, relationship issues, stress, depression, etc. When I do this right, I pray for things for myself at the end. ~ Bill Greguska


Learn How To Turn Almost Any Scriptures Into A Prayer!

There are many commands God gives us in His Word.  If God wants us to do these things, then I think it would make sense for us to pray for God to make these things real in our life. We need to start using the scriptures when praying more like this:


  • Lord, you have commanded me to be strong and courageous, you are my shield of protection, and you have promised me that you will be with me where ever I go to help me fight my battles. I need not be afraid.  (Similar to Joshua 1:9)


  • Lord, I trust you and believe you when you tell me to cast my worries and fears onto you. I know you will hear my prayers when I cry out to you because you care for me. (Similar to 1 Peter 5:7)


  • Lord, sometimes there are others with who I have problems getting along. Open my eyes to let me see if the problem lies within me. Otherwise, please bless ______ (the other person) and help me live at peace with everyone if possible as far as it depends on me. (Similar to Romans 12:18)


  • Lord, I have been battling inside my mind like a pit bull. Please help me submit all my ways to you, and please keep the devil far away from me. I know you can do this, so I thank you ahead of time for answering my prayer. (Similar to James 4:7)





More Examples In How To Turn Scripture Into Prayer!

Pray in a way that works!

There are many ways on how to pray. Pray with someone, alone,  with a group. Remember that you are talking with God! Thank Him for your blessing. Pray for others and yourself!


  • Lord, I thank you for being here for me whenever I have a need or problem. When I need wisdom, you are always a prayer away, and you always answer my cries for help. You tell us that if we lack understanding, we ought to come to you and give us what we need without any shame. Thank you so much. (Similar to James 1:5)


  • Lord, sometimes women do not dress appropriately. Please help convict their hearts, and in the meantime, guard our hearts so that we men do not lust after their beauty or become captivated by their eyes. (Similar to Proverbs 6:25)


  • Lord, help us trust in you even though ________ (is happening) give us the confidence to know that you always meet our needs somehow or another, help us not to trust our judgment until after we pray about it to you, and you give us the green light.  Help us always go to you for our directions in life, and we thank you for your faithfulness. (Similar to Proverbs 3:5-6)


  • Lord, I pray for ________. Would you please rescue them from the things that hinder them, be it a false religious system, poor relationships, or a troubled past? Open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light and from Satan’s power to God so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith.  (Similar to Acts 26:17-18)





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Remember that prayer does not always give us what we want, but it gives us what we need!

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God’s Word Of Encouragement:

  • James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.


A Quote About Prayer:

  • Seven days without prayer makes one weak. ~ Author Unknown


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