PRAYING NATURALLY


Welcome! PRAYING NATURALLY is your ULTIMATE SOURCE FOR GUIDED PRAYERS.

So, kick off your shoes and join me in: PRAYING NATURALLY: BECOMING COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT IN OUR CONVERSATION WITH GOD. Scroll down to learn more.

God wants you to talk to him, and I’m here to help you do just that. Prayer, however, can be intimidating, seem formal, and take commitment. Often we struggle to find the right words, stay focused and pray regularly.

If you want to become more natural at praying or want to make it a daily routine, then you’re in the right place. The guided prayers on this site will help you practice prayer so you become comfortable and confident in your conversation with God.

What does praying naturally look like?

The more we practice, the more prayer becomes easier. Here, you will not just read about prayer, you will become a doer of prayer.

Scroll down to see HOW TO GET STARTED.

Praying with Expectation and Hope

As the pandemic hit New York City in the middle of March, I thought this crisis would be a blip in our lives, a few weeks at the most before we got back to normal. Now, as we come to the end of the year, I’m sure like me, you find yourself bracing for the dark winter months ahead—not just the cold days and darker evenings, but how to cope with the gloominess of the continuing pandemic. Surviving the next few months seems to be the only choice. Yet, this season is also a reminder that we can pray and live with expectation and hope

Turning Scripture into Powerful Personal Prayers

Lucinda Secrest McDowell is an award-winning author, my fellow co-director of reNEW – retreat for New England Writing and Speaking, and a wonderful friend. Below, Lucinda shares her practice of turning scripture, God’s Word, into personalized prayer. Grab a pen and journal because as you read you will realize how powerful this practice of prayer can be for your own life. Today our yard was enveloped in darkness by 4:30 pm and I realized that we are now in the midst of shorter days and longer nights. Figuratively speaking, during this past year, moments of darkness have felt more prevalent than the moments of light. 

Hope for When You Feel Like Giving Up

Sometimes we can feel like giving up. And we find ourselves in a situation where all hope has gone. Maybe the pandemic and quarantine has you in this place, or some other circumstances. You’re tired, stressed and feel like you’re run out of options. In the Bible, we find a woman just like that. Hagar found herself in total despair, not just once but twice.  On the first occasion, Hagar had run away from an abusive situation. Pregnant with Abram’s child, Hagar was mistreated by her mistress Sarai, Abram’s wife. Sarai made Hagar feel so wretched and humiliated Hagar fled the abuse. And, it seemed

How to Pray for Strength When Facing Trials

I have admired Lyli Dunbar’s writing and her passion for prayer for a long time. So, I was thrilled to meet her (virtually) at a conference we both attended this summer. And, equally thrilled to have her share her wisdom today. Be ready to find strength if you feel inadequate for the tasks and trials ahead of you. Last May, I unexpectedly became a first-time parent to an almost potty trained 3-year-old. I had never purchased a box of diapers in my life, nor could I ever have imagined reading bedtime stories to a toddler at age 52. When friends ask me how I am

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Instaprayers

INSTAGRAM PRAYERS FOR WHEN YOU’RE ON-THE-GO
Prayer_to_go is perfect for when you don’t have much time, and need a reminder to pray. Receive short prayers of encouragement. Follow @prayer_to_go.

“Alexa, say a prayer”

Ask Alexa to say a prayer: “Alexa, ask say a prayer” Receive daily inspiration and be encouraged by a short Christian prayer just for you.

Create a Prayer Habit

A daily prayer prompt is perfect for helping you create a prayer habit and praying more regularly. These are fill-in-the-blank prayers that you can personalize for yourself and your life.

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