Let me emphasize this before you read: Everyone can and probably should pray in their own way. The following post hopefully will serve others as bits to help them in their own prayer.
I once Googled “how to pray.”
I really wanted to know. As a kid, I learned to clasp my hands together and recite words that had been told to me. Later on, selfishly, I learned to use prayer as a wish list.
“God, please let me pass this test.”
“God, please let this girl like me.”
“God, please let me be healthy.”
God was Santa Claus. Never did I ask God to forgive me. Never did I ask God to help others, unless I knew someone who was sick – then I’d put it on the wish list.
So when I began to find a stronger faith within the last year, I started to think more and more about prayer. I was building a stronger foundation of faith, reading the Bible and trying to hold myself accountable to God’s word. Continue reading