Christian Prayer For Dummies
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It doesn't take long to establish a habit of daily Christian prayer. Follow these steps and you'll be surprised by how much Christian prayer can become part of your life after just three weeks:
  1. Determine the optimal prayer time that you're going to set aside to pray.

  2. Choose a specific location where you know you can be quiet at that time.

    Go to that same place each day at the specific time you've set aside for prayer.

  3. Spend those minutes in prayer.

  4. For those 21 days, stick with it no matter what.

    If you happen to miss a day, don't get down on yourself. Just make sure that you get back into the routine again the following day.

The ACTS method of Christian prayer

Ensure that your Christian prayer is complete by remembering ACTS — not the book of the Bible, but the acronym. The ACTS method of Christian prayer goes like this:
  • Adoration: Give God praise and honor for who he is as Lord over all.

  • Confession: Honestly deal with the sin in your prayer life.

  • Thanksgiving: Verbalize what you're grateful for in your life and in the world around you.

  • Supplication: Pray for the needs of others and yourself.

The Christian Trinity Prayer

The Trinity Prayer is brief, easy, and something you can do in just a few moments at most anytime for a quick prayer break. It's also an easy Christian prayer for children to learn. Here it is:
Love of Jesus, Fill us.
Holy Spirit, Guide us.
Will of the Father be done.

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Richard Wagner is founder and writer of (, a Web-based commentary with the purpose of challenging and encouraging Christians to earnestly live out their faith in a digital, postmodern world. Richard has served in church leadership and teaching roles for more than a dozen years. He lives in Princeton, Massachusettes, with his wife and three boys. You can e-mail Richard at [email protected].

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