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.
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.)
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.
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
Start praying with your spouse; it will change your marriage.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
- Individual needs of people
- The persecuted
- Place of employment
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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