Improve Your Prayer Life

November 20, 2019

Do you think your prayer life needs improvement?

The Bible reminds us this:

Rejoice evermore.

Pray without ceasing.

In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


There are four things that we can learn from these verses on how to improve your prayer life:


  1. Pray without ceasing

The Scripture tells us that we should pray without ceasing. Prayer keeps us connected to God. It gives us hope. It gives us strength. Whatever problems or trials that come into our lives, we know that we can come to God through prayer and in Him we will find our solution. 

When you pray, ask God to align yourself with His divine will. Let God’s will take over. Have faith in the One who knows what’s best for you. 


2. Pray in faith

Always pray in faith. James 1:6 says, “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.” In every prayer request, remember that God knows and wants what’s best for you. He may not always give you exactly what you ask for, but He will always bring you exactly what you need in life. 


3. Give thanks 

We should always give thanks in our prayers. Gratitude is an important part of our Christian life. Not only does it strengthen our relationship with God, but it also brings us more happiness and contentment. Gratitude opens our hearts to more good things to come our way.  


4. Give praise and glory

Together with songs and declarations of gratitude, we should give praise and glory to God, our Almighty Father, who has blessed us and has kept us in His love. It is our duty to make His power and glory known to all people. Psalm 105:1-2 says, “O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.”


Follow these basic steps to improve your prayer life and relationship with Jesus. Our prayer lives are important; for it is through prayer that we receive God’s great blessings which help us live our lives to the fullest.