Prayer is one of the most crucial aspects to a vibrant relationship with God. It’s not reserved for spiritual superstars. Prayer is simply having a conversation with God; something everyone can do. There’s no one way to pray, but here is a template that may help you as you begin to connect with God through conversation.
P – Begin your prayer with PRAISE. Praise is giving esteem for who God is, what He can do, and what He has done. Thank God for all He is doing in your life.
R – Next, REPENT. What is repentance? It is recognizing our shortcomings and turning away from them. God isn’t surprised by anything you bring to Him. So do not be afraid to admit to Him those things that fall short of His standard for your life.
A – Then, ASK. God wants you to ask Him for things in your life. Like any father, He wants His children (that’s you) to come to Him with their requests.
Y – Finally, YIELD. Prayer is not just asking God for what you want; it is putting yourself in a position to desire what God wants. You must yield to His plan and His purpose above all.