Prayer is a conversation with God. It is two-way communication between the Father and His beloved child.
When you pray, talk to God as you would speak with a person. Be honest and willing to listen (heed and obey). Be confident that God wants you to pray. He loves you as His own child and desires to respond to you to protect, provide, teach and lead you to maturity. So, you can “pray with confidence”.
His disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, and He gave them the prayer commonly known as the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9:13).
You can follow the pattern and principles in the Lord’s Prayer Guide when you pray.
Another helpful model is called ACTS of Prayer, which stands for Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication.
Even though God wants you to approach Him in prayer as your heavenly Father, it is proper for you to start with worship and praise. When you pray, first focus on God rather than your needs, requests, or anything about you and around you. Praise Him for who He is and give thanks for what He has done and is doing for you and around you.
“’When you call out to me and come to me in prayer, I will hear your prayers. When you seek me in prayer and worship, you will find me available to you. If you seek me with all your heart and soul, I will make myself available to you,” says the Lord.” (Jeremiah 29:12-14)
Read the series, “The Lord’s Prayer Guide” to learn from the Lord’s Prayer how to have an ever richer conversation with the Father.