Here are ten simple tips on prayer I have found useful in teaching others how to pray.

1. Pray Regularly

Prayer is like eating, it is nourishment for the soul. Everyday is a good rule of thumb.  Luke 9:28-29.

2. Pick a Time and Place to pray.

This develops the habit of prayer in the Christian life, Mark 1:35.

3. The Christian needs a secret or private place to pray.

Matthew 6:5-6. This cultivates a close and humble relationship with God.

4. Be Honest with God in prayer.

He knows everything anyway! Matthew 6:7-8.

5. Preperation of the heart is important for prayer.

Our attitude, motives, and intentions need to be examined, James 4:1-3.

6. Thanksgiving is a necessary ingredient to the prayer life.

I Thessalonians 5:18; Matthew 6:9.  We easily forget to praise God.

7. Praying for God’s will to be done is absolutely essential.

Matthew 6:10; Romans 8:26-27.

8. One of Jesus’ greatest tips for prayer is the practice of Forgiveness of others.

Mark 11:25-26.

9. Simple child-like Faith in an Almighty God is one of the most needed elements that the believer has for prayer.

Mark 11:22-24.

10. Persistence in prayer is the Believer’s spiritual heartbeat.

Don’t give up on God or in our hopes and prayers, Luke 11:5-10.