Last night we kicked off our 28-Day Challenge with a Night Of Worship And Prayer. I asked the audience, “How many of you are good at praying?” Out of 1,200 people attending, I think I counted 5 hands that were raised.
Prayer can be a real challenge for most of us. Here are 4 simple tips I shared last night to help you pray:
1. When possible, pray out loud. There’s something about speaking the words – it allows you to focus your words and it feels much more like a conversation in your heart and head if you speak the words out loud.
2. When others are praying out loud, agree with them. Don’t check out mentally when someone else prays. There’s power in praying together. Engage in the prayer and even agree verbally with the one praying.
3. Don’t be afraid of silence. God speaks to us when we are silent. Remember, prayer has more to do with changing you than it does with changing God! It’s okay to sit in silence and let God speak to you.
4. Music really does set a tone for prayer. Worship music playing in the background helps me set my heart in the right place as I pray.
As we enter this season of celebration, I hope these 4 tips allow you to “get good at praying!”