How to Pray as a Christian

In Christianity, prayer can be both a thanksgiving for God's goodness and a cry for God's help. Method and language matter less than openness and honesty, since prayer should be a conversation between you and God.

You will need

  • Five minutes to yourself
  • An open mind and heart
  • Quiet and solitude (helpful
  • but not necessary) (optional)

Step 1 Ask God to be with you Start by asking God to be with you.

Step 2 Give thanks Recall those things for which you are most grateful.

Step 3 Replay events Replay the events of the day or past several days, almost like a movie, taking note of where you accepted Jesus’s invitation and where you didn’t.

Step 4 Pray for others Think of other people you want to pray for.

Step 5 Pray for yourself Do not hesitate to pray for yourself by requesting help from Jesus.

Step 6 Ask for forgiveness Ask for forgiveness for your sins.

Step 7 Ask for the grace of God Ask for the grace of God to accompany you the next day.