How to Incorporate Prayer into Your Day + FREE Prayer WorkshopFeb 27, 2022
Prayer is something that we think should come naturally to us as believers, but it turns out there's a little bit of a learning curve, and you almost have to practice.
But how do you practice? What different methods are there? And how do you get started? Let's talk all about it today.
My name is Eva Kubasiak, and I want to help you learn how to study the Bible.
Now, you might think, well, prayer, say the Bible, they go hand in hand, and ultimately, our goal for both of them is drawing closer to the heart of the Father.
So let's talk about prayer. There are a couple of different ways that you can engage in prayer.
First of all, what exactly is prayer? Prayer is just a conversation that you are having with God, and it might seem a little bit like talking to yourself at first, that's definitely how I felt about it, but over time, as you develop a more intimate relationship with God, it starts to feel a little more natural, and it starts to feel like the natural expression, the natural out flowing of your relationship with him.
There are a couple of different ways that I like to pray, and we're going to go through four of those ways today.
Prayer Method #1
The first way that I like to pray is prayer journaling. I currently prayer journal on my iPad digitally, I use good notes, and an apple console and a digital notebook, and I pray that way.
In the past, I've used regular notebooks, the thing with that is, I have a ton of them, and they're all in storage, and I wanted some way that I could go back through my notes a little bit better, and not necessarily have to pull down these like crates of notebooks, from the top of the linen closet. So note-taking digitally has been that kind of answer to that for me, and it's been working out really, really well.
Ultimately, there are a couple of different ways that you can prayer journal, you could write out word for word, the words that you were praying, you can take bullet points on a list. Sometimes I use a grid section, you can see that in one of my shorts, I actually did a short about how I set up my prayer journal each month, if you would like a longer explanation on how I set up my prayer journal, just comment below and let me know,and I can make a more detailed post for you about how I journal each month and set up that monthly journal.
Prayer Method #2
The second method is prayer walking, and this you just as you're walking, you pray, and you can walk and talk, you can go to a specific location that is more meaningful towards what you're praying about.
There's all different kinds of ways to incorporate prayer walking, I personally struggle a little bit with prayer walking, because my mind wanders, and it seems like the walk itself if it's not in a meaningful location, it's harder for me to keep my mind focused on what I'm praying about. People that really like movement, and they really like moving their body while engaging their mind, prayer walking is a great method of engaging with God and talking to him.
Prayer Method #3
The next one is just incorporating prayer throughout your day. You can set up little reminders as you go throughout your day to prompt you to pray.
I keep a sticky note on my mirror with specific requests of things that are heavy on my heart right now, and while I'm brushing my teeth while I'm getting ready for the day, I am praying through those things. A great place to put this might be on your microwave or the cabinet that you open when you're making coffee in the morning. Different reminders throughout the day will help you to continually draw your mind back to prayer.
Prayer Method #4
And then the last way that I want to talk about today is praying through Scripture. My last post was all about praying through Scripture and over the next 40 days of Lent, we are going to be praying through Scripture together as a community using my borrowed prayers book.
This is a book of 40 days that guides you through these different ways of praying scripture, you can find the book right here. And, I also wanted to let you know I've got a free class on how to pray, you can sign up to watch the replay here! If you are like “This is all just so new to me, I really want even more basics on how to pray” This class is a 30-minute workshop, and you are welcome to watch the replay for free. Like I said, it's completely free! So you can sign up down here and if you would like to learn more about praying through scripture, you can watch my last blog post right here.