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4 Prayer Habits That Will Transform Your Prayer Life

3. Ask God how you ought to pray

When I first created my prayer list, I prayed long and intensive prayers for each person every day of the week. It grew to be an overwhelming and arduous task.

As years wore on, I learned to simply imagine that I was lifting each person before the throne of God, asking him to minister to him with his presence, and listening for any nudges he might give on how I could specifically pray.

This kind of prayer was more than a monologue about what I guessed loved ones might need. Instead, it drew me into communion with the Lord and relied upon the Holy Spirit to reveal how I ought to pray and if I needed to act in any way.

Stacey Pardoe