Prayer is possibly the most profound privilege in the Christian way of life. Jesus gave us the perfection required to have intimate conversation with God! We get to speak directly to God and hear directly from Him. It doesn’t have to look any certain way, but its most effective when done daily and continual.
Pray like this:
Our Father in heaven,
may your name be kept holy.
May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth,

as it is in heaven.
Give us today the food we need,
and forgive us our sins,
as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
And don’t let us yield to temptation

but rescue us from the evil one.
Matthew 6:9-13 NLT
| From the heart of our house - links to the sermon series on this practice |
Sermon on Daily Prayer by Pastor Todd Pope
Shameless Prayer  - sermon by Timothy Keller
| Guide for Bridge Group or Individual Practice |
Pray the Word with David Platt Podcast
Use the “ACTS” method of prayer
Adore – Take a moment to just tell God who He is and why you love Him.
Confess – Spend a moment being open about where you have fallen short.
Thank – Express thanks to God for His forgiveness and every blessing you enjoy.
Supplication – Bring your needs and the needs of others before God. Ask BOLDLY for what you want and need.

Start with worship
If you have ten minutes to pray, spend 5-6 minutes worshiping and the rest of your time praying about whatever you would like.

Notification Prayer
Every time you get a notification of any kind on your phone, say a prayer. This could be a mantra prayer like “I am not my own, but I belong to you God!” or as simple as “I love you LORD!”
This is not about being ritualistic, but rather using everyday things as “bumpers” to direct your thoughts toward prayer.

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Written Biblical Prayer Exercise 
Take out a blank piece of paper and write down four words, leaving space after each word. Verse, Command, Prayer, Becoming.
Verse: What does it say?
Command: What is it telling me to do?
Prayer:  What do I want to say to God?
Becoming: What does this call me to become?
Choose a verse from scripture to use and answer the four questions. The end result will be about ten minutes spent in prayer as well as a written prayer.

How do you hear from God?
What is the time of day that works best to pray?
What are your feelings about sharing prayer requests with others? Do you find this helpful? What happens between you and a person who prays for you?
Have you ever prayed through scripture? This can mean inserting your name into the scripture or simply reading the scripture out loud in prayer. How has this worked for you?
Who in your life prays the most? This could be from the past or present, but whose prayer life do you admire the most and why?
How can you emulate this person's habits?