Prayer is universal – have you ever wondered why every religion teaches prayer as a fundamental disicipline? Why do even 30 percent of atheists and agnostics admit to praying at times? It’s because we are all innately wired to connect to God. God wants to talk to you! And more than that: God loves you and He wants relational connection with you. Prayer is an open invitation to experience God’s unconditional love and to share your thoughts, fears, and hopes with Him, just as you would with a close friend.

However, the idea of prayer can sometimes feel daunting. Remember, you’re not alone in this feeling. Even the closest friends of Jesus sought guidance on how to pray. The Lord’s Prayer offers a simple structure to guide your conversations with God. You don’t need perfect words or phrases to pray; what matters is the sincerity of your heart.

Today’s video will encourage you to start your day with a moment of prayer, thanking God for His presence in your life. Watch as this practice transforms you over time. Let prayer be your daily meeting with God, a special time to strengthen you.


5 Simple Prayer Steps:

  • With gratitude, celebrate God.
    • Begin your prayer with celebration. Thank God for who He is and what He has done for you!
  • Ask God to reveal His will.
    • Next, take a moment and sit quietly. Ask God to speak to you today and show you His will.
  • Pray for your needs.
    • Let Him know what’s weighing on your mind. He cares for you!
  • Confess to God.
    • Humbly acknowledge where you’ve failed. Thank him for His forgiving work on the cross.
  • Ask for the Holy Spirit’s guidance today.
    • Ask God if there is anything blocking His voice. Pray that His Spirit would fill your heart and mind and guide you through the day.


“This, then, is how you should pray: ” ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’

Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV)