How to Pray

Family saying grace

How Saying Grace at Dinner Is a Time to Talk to God

The deeper stuff of the day can come out as a family gathers around the table.

Processing grief

10 Scriptures to Help You Pray Through Grief

When it comes to sharing our sorrow, there’s no better place to turn than God’s own words.

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Persistent prayer

Why You Should Not Be Timid in Your Prayers

As Jesus taught, keep asking and asking and “it will be given to you.”

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Celebrating on the 4th of July

7 Bible Prayers for Our Nation—and the World

When it comes to the 4th of July, we can celebrate our freedom as well as remember others in different circumstances.

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Father and son

What My Dad Taught Me About Prayer

Watching his two sons prepare for fatherhood, this dad reflects on some prayer traditions he learned as a boy.

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Praying the Psalms

5 Ways the Psalms Can Help Your Prayers

For guidance, understanding, wisdom and comfort, these words can give voice to your prayers.

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Pray the Golden Rule

Ways to Practice the Golden Rule When You Pray

Why not pray for others as you’d want them to pray for you?

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A place to pray

Why You Should Find a Regular Place to Pray

Just as you may have consistent daily prayer time, a chosen spot can help as well.

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Pray a word a day

New Guideposts Devotional: Pray a Word a Day

When it comes to prayer, one word can be life-changing.

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31 days of prayer

31 Days of Bible Prayers

How to guide and enrich your daily time with God

What not to pray

Two Words to Avoid When You Pray

We can turn to Simon Peter, one of Jesus’ first followers, as an example of what not to say in our prayers.

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Refresh your prayer practice

6 Biblical Qualities of God to Use in Your Prayers

If you’re trying to breathe new life into your prayer routine, focus on these words to grow in your faith.

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Pray like jazz

How Prayer Can Be Like Playing Jazz

Just like a musical form that allows for creative roaming and riffs within a framework, the same can be done when you pray.

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Living the Lord's Prayer

How to Live—and Pray—the Lord’s Prayer

Finding the fullness of our faith through both words and actions

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