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How many times have you scrolled past a post that suggested “3 creative ways to pray” or “10 ways to pray” and kept scrolling?

Did you think…BORRINNGG?

Ain’t got time for that.

Sadly, we don’t always understand the power of prayer, nor do we truly comprehend that God loves us and wants a deeper relationship with us through prayer.

Instead, we shy away thinking we are too far gone, prayer takes too much time, or it’s too complicated. Frankly, most of the time we are too busy (or lazy) and just don’t feel like praying.

Ouch!

I have a solution!

If you want to connect with God on a deeper level, then check out these 29 creative ways to pray (with examples).

Prayer is easy, it’s just talking to God like a friend (because He is your friend.)

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29 Creative Ways to Pray to God

Are you not sure how to pray? Or perhaps you are stuck in a spiritual rut.

If you need some creative ways to pray, check out these prayer methods that are easy and fun!

These “how to pray examples” will make your time with God more natural and not forced.

1. Prayer walk

Walk outside and pray quietly or out loud. You can walk in your neighborhood or in nature.

2. Location prayers

Go to a location and pray in person. Pray for intervention, blessings, or whatever you are asking for at that location. This is one of the most creative ways to pray!

3. Prayer closet

Find a space in your house that is quiet. Go there to pray.

4. Drive and pray

This may be the only time you have alone. You can talk out loud, worship, and pray without distraction.

5. In bed

Many times I lay in bed at night and pray; it helps me calm down and sleep. This is a prayer method a lot of people practice.

6. Internal dialogue

Talk with God throughout the day.

7. Prayer journal

Write your prayers in a prayer journal. You can do it on your computer or on paper.

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8. Corporate prayer

Pray together with your church or group of people when they offer prayer time. This is one of the ways to pray in the Bible.

9. With your kids

Pray with your kids at meals and every night before bed. This is one of the best ways to pray as a family.

10. With your spouse

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11. Read written prayers

I love the prayers from The Power of a Praying… by Stormie O’Martian. Use the prayers at the end of the chapters.

12. Notecards with written prayers

Write down your prayers on notecards and say them often. This is one of the best ways to remember to pray daily.

13. Fast

Withhold food, social media, dessert, or some other thing and pray instead.

14. Pray while looking at artwork

Beautiful art is a wonderful way to connect with God, especially art about God, the cross, Jesus, or faith.

15. Prayer while holding your children

Pray over your child as you rock them to sleep, hold them, or while listening to them.

16. Prayer Group

Put together a prayer group and each person prays in a circle. Have dessert afterward.

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17. Mom’s In Prayer

This is a group of moms at school who pray together (It’s a great way to meet Christian moms).

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18. Paint or doodle your prayers

You can do this in your prayer journal. Some Bibles have a section or use paper. This is one of the funniest ways to pray.

19. Sing your prayers

Put your prayers to a song (when no one is around).

20. Prayer of repentance

Pray for forgiveness for your sins, rebuke any sins in your family line, and ask God to remove any demonic activity operating around you. This is serious spiritual warfare.

21. Meditation

Focus on the cross and what Jesus has done for you. Remember the grace you have been given as a Christian.

22. A. C. T. S  method

Pray using these four steps to enter into God’s presence. This is one of the most powerful ways to pray.

23. The Lord’s Prayer

Pray the Lord’s prayer. This is one of the ways Jesus taught us to pray.

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24. Armor of God

Visually see yourself putting on the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18). Remember each weapon that God has given you and use it accordingly.

25. Get a prayer partner

Find a friend and pray together.

26. Prayer prompts

Use prompts from the Bible, the internet, or your own to start your prayers. Spend time praising God with prompts that describe who He is.

27. Imaginative prayer

Focus on the gospels and being with Jesus. Visualize yourself with Him in person walking, on his lap as a child, or sitting in a boat on the Sea of Galilee. Talk to Him like a friend, father, husband, or whatever you need at the time.

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28. Intercessory prayer

Stand in the gap and pray for someone else who needs intervention. This is one of the ways to pray for God to intervene in a bad situation.

29. Pray scripture

Take verses and add your name to the scripture. Psalms and Proverbs are a great place to start praying scripture. This is one of the most creative ways to pray!

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How Do You Make Prayer Fun?

Prayer is not hard, nor is it boring! Check out some of these fun prayer methods I think you might enjoy:

  • Prayer walk-you can do it outside, or on a treadmill (This is one of the most creative ways to pray!)
  • Worship-play your worship music loudly
  • Journal- look at answered prayers and rejoice!
  • Prayer- start a prayer group with friends and then have dessert
  • Art- doodle or paint your prayers in pictures
  • Sing- sing your prayers
  • Games-create fun games around prayer with your kids

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Even God knows you need some excitement in your prayer life! Let Him ignite the music in your heart in a way that will worship Him in new and fun ways. Let him show you some more creative ways to pray to Him.

Hebrews 6:12 says, “Then, knowing what lies ahead for you, you won’t become bored with being a Christian, nor become spiritually dull and indifferent, but you will be anxious to follow the example of those who receive all that God has promised them because of their strong faith and patience” (The Book).

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What Are the 5 Basic Prayers?

Here is a great format for praying to God every day. These 5 basic prayers are the  A.C.T.S. prayer method with intercession added for intervention in times of trouble.

  • Adoration-start your prayer time by worshipping God.
  • Confession-confess your sins to God with a heart of repentance.
  • Thanksgiving-thank God for all your blessings. Remember what He has already done.
  • Supplication-petition prayers that ask for your own needs and the needs of others.
  • Intercession-deep prayer for the needs of others is a way to stand in the gap when others are too weak to pray.

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What Are Good Prayer Themes?

If you are struggling to pray, check out these prayer themes when praying to God. These creative ways to pray will give you plenty to explore as you bring your thoughts to the Almighty.

  • Repentance
  • Forgiveness
  • Community-world/country/state/city
  • Wisdom/revelation/truth
  • Family
  • Church
  • Individual needs of people
  • Salvation
  • Missionaries
  • The persecuted
  • Place of employment
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Prayer is one of the most important things to do as a Christian. If you are not practicing daily prayer, today is the day to start a new habit. You will accomplish way more in the supernatural than in the natural.

Tell me some of your most creative ways to pray! Comment below. 

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16 Comments

  1. All these are good ways to pray, and the Holy Spirit helps, Romans 8:26, you can also pray specific verses like healing, protection and more, and don’t forget His names. That is a good study. Thanks for sharing.

    • Rebecca, you definitely get it! We can pray scripture and use God’s words back to Him. Yes, the Holy Spirit helps, comforts, guides, and heals our hearts and minds. Thanks for your wonderful comment.

  2. What a wonderful and thorough list of ideas! Thanks, Julie! This was a fresh breath of inspiration for my prayer life. I used to take many prayer walks but have slipped out of the habit. Thanks for this nudge!

    • Hey, Stacey! I would imagine you have a pretty hefty prayer life and have spent many hours communing in nature. I think of nature when I think of you. How wonderful to see such a strong Christian in this space who loves Jesus and is committed to spreading His word. I pray your books help many people.

    • LaRissa, yes, I love prayer journals! I have had many over the years. It’s so fun to go back and see how God answered those prayers. Thanks for your comment!

    • Ufoma, this is such a powerful weapon. I pray scriptures quite often. It helps me put the right words in my mouth when I don’t know what to say. Thanks for your comment.

  3. I love these ideas! Especially the one about praying over your children as you hold them. So powerfully simple and beautiful!

    • Lieren, yes! This is one of my favorite things to do. I still do it even though my kids are grown. So…I’m not always holding them, but quietly praying when they are telling me about an issue they are having. I pray for God to give me wisdom in my answers. Thanks for commenting.

    • I do this one quite often. It helps to be outside and connect with God through nature. I wish I lived near woods, but a sidewalk will have to do! Thanks for the comment.

  4. Great tips! I use many of these myself! I particularly like to pray as I take my dog for a walk. Finding quiet moments with young children can be hard! Thanks for sharing these!

    • Natacha, isn’t that the truth! I often take very long baths just to get away for a bit. My kids are older but I still have one at home. Being a mom is emotional, wonderful, and painful all at once. I wouldn’t trade it though! I have found prayer to be the single best thing to help through some very difficult parenting trials, that is for sure.

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