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For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Romans 1:16 (ESV)


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Speaking of prayer, the Bible tells us to 'pray without ceasing'.  Not so easy.  But remember that we can pray to God informally as well as formally, with thoughts as well as words, when free from distractions or when busy with work.  We can pray when going to sleep or when waking up, when in the shower or walking the dog.  In short, we can pray in any manner in any place at any time.


Well, what in the heck is prayer?  Simply call it a frank conversation with God.  And as long as we are addressing ourselves to God, he will hear us, no matter how we go about it.  If you need more meat on the definition, check this out.  Some define prayer with words like formal or solemn.  Pay no attention to these.  Don't shy away from prayer because you are afraid of 'not doing it right.'  There is no 'right', though you may form your own preferences.


If you really need an example, consider the Lord's Prayer.  Some use the ACTS acronym for prayer content (Adoration, Confessions, Thanksgiving, Supplication), others the PRAY acronym (Praise, Repent, Ask, Yield).  But there is more: FACTS (Faith, Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication).  SOAP (Scripture, Observation, Apply, Prayer) goes beyond pure prayer, including devotions / Bible study.  


Prayer Online has a good section on How To Pray.  But the most important things is not how we pray but that we pray.


For more on what the Bible has to say about prayer, check our Scripture to memorize page for verses on prayer.

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