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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. Most of the time, we are too busy (or lazy) and don’t feel like praying.


I have a solution!

To connect with God deeper, check out these 29 creative ways to pray that are epic! There are even examples to help you along!

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 epic prayer methods!

These “how to pray examples” will make your time with God more natural and not forced. When you read this you will be shocked that there are so many creative ways to pray to God.

1. Prayer walk

Walk outside and pray quietly or out loud. You can walk in your neighborhood or nature. You are simply talking to God as you walk, just like you would a friend.

2. Location prayers

Go to a location and pray in person. Pray for intervention, blessings, or whatever you want to request at that location. This is one of the most creative ways to pray and break strongholds.

3. Prayer closet

Find a space in your house that is quiet. Go there to pray. Pray scripture back to God. Worship Him.

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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

I often lay in bed at night and pray; it helps me calm down and sleep. Many people practice this prayer method. I think there is a “spiritual hole” in the ceiling so many prayers have been prayed in that location.

6. Internal dialogue

Talk with God throughout the day. Basically, this is just a conversation you have with Him as you are accomplishing tasks.

You can say, “Lord, help me understand my child and love him right now.” Or, “God, show me how to respond to this coworker. I love you, God, and want to represent you well.”

7. Prayer journal

Write your prayers in a prayer journal. Here’s how to make a prayer journal. You can do it on your computer or use paper. I date my journal so I can look back and see how God has worked. Don’t forget to thank Him for the answers.

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8. Corporate prayer

Pray together with your church or group when they offer prayer time. You can agree with what others are saying and add your own dialogue internally. This is one way to pray, as in the Bible.

9. With your kids

Pray with your kids at meals and every night before bed. Pray for missionaries, family, friends, their concerns, etc. This is one of the best ways to pray as a family.

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10. With your spouse

Start praying with your spouse; it will change your marriage. My book Marriage Interrupted goes into great detail about how to do this. This is the single best thing you can do for your marriage.

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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. These prayers teach you how to pray in accordance with God’s word.

12. Notecards with written prayers

Write down your prayers on notecards and say them often.  I have scriptures written on notecards and pray those words with my name inserted in the pronouns. 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. Take time to remember the sacrifices Jesus made for us.

14. Pray while looking at artwork

Beautiful art is an excellent way to connect with God, especially art about God, the cross, Jesus, or faith. You can focus on a part of the art and pray prayers of gratitude and worship the God of beauty.

15. Prayer while holding your children

Pray over your child as you rock them to sleep, hold them, or change their diapers. These prayers are so powerful. This is a good habit to start. You will definitely be doing this in the teen years!

16. Prayer Group

Put together a prayer group. After sharing their needs, allow each person to pray for another person in the group. Have dessert afterward. Yum! This is one of the most creative ways to pray in a group.

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). Look for this group at your school. It may be called “Mom’s In Prayer.”

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18. Paint or doodle your prayers

You can do this in your prayer journal. Some Bibles have a section for doodling, or you can just use paper.  Picture say a thousand words. This is one of the best ways to pray if you are creative.

19. Sing your prayers

Put your prayers to a song (when no one is around). Ha! Spend time in gratitude and worship before you give requests.

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  

Pray using these four steps to enter into God’s presence. Do it in order. Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication (requests). This is one of the most powerful ways to pray.

23. The Lord’s Prayer

Pray the Lord’s prayer. Read it and capitalize on each section. You can add your part and emphasize it.

For instance: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. “God, I worship your holy name. I glorify You for all the ways You have already worked in my life.”

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This is one of the ways Jesus taught us to pray. If He did it, it has got to be good!

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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. Ask God to help you put on each piece, name by name.

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25. Get a prayer partner

Find a friend and pray together. I have walked the neighborhood praying together as we exercised.

Right now, I meet a friend. We talk, get requests, and pray daily for each other.

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, on his lap as a child, or in a boat on the Sea of Galilee. Talk to Him like a friend, father, husband, about whatever you need.

28. Intercessory prayer

Stand in the gap and pray for someone else who needs intervention. I have done this for years for my husband and kids.

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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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 and sing at the top of your voice
  • Journal- look back at answered prayers and rejoice!
  • Prayer- start a prayer group with friends and then have dessert
  • Art- doodle or paint your prayers in pictures
  • 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 an excellent format for praying to God every day. These five prayers are the  A.C.T.S. prayer method, with “intercession” added for intervention in times of trouble. These themes are creative ways to pray in a group.

  • 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 Creative Ways to Pray Using Themes?

If you struggle to pray, check out these creative ways to pray using 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

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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  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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