I have listed below some of the things the Lord taught me personally regarding my daily prayer life. I pray they will bless you and help you in ways to pray so that you can see the answers to your own prayers.
“… carry everything to God in prayer” from the beloved hymn ‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’
Schedule a regular daily prayer time and ask God to help you keep it. Set a time to pray and how long you plan to pray. You can start with a short time and then increase it as you are able.
Turn off cell phones or do not answer phones while in prayer. You are talking to God. Share your heart with God just as you would a dear friend. This will establish a strong relationship with God.
Do not wait until a perfect time to pray. If you have trouble praying in the mornings, pray in the evenings to cover the next day until you can pray in the mornings too. The time of day you pray is not as important as actually praying. You can even pray at noon breaks.
Sandwich prayers during wait times. “Pray on the hoof.” You can pray in your driving time.
Pray without ceasing. Stay in a praying attitude at all times. Talk to God about everything. Things become easier to do when you discuss them with God and He shows you how to accomplish something. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray the news. When you hear of bad news pray right then. Pray for the salvation and deliverance of people you see on the Internet and TV. Pray for good to overcome evil. Current News Items to pray about at a link posted in the Prayer room.
Pray publically when someone asks you to pray for them, stop right then and grab their hands and pray for them (when possible) and do not let pride keep you from praying in public places. We can pray quietly with others to help them.
Pray over your meals at home and in public giving thanks to God for your food and ask God to cleanse it as well.
Develop a habit of praying agreement and intercessory prayers with your mate, family or friends. Our prayers should agree with God’s will and His Word and then we can agree together for the needed answers. https://bibleresources.org/prayer/
If something unexpected comes up and you cannot pray during your regular prayer time, don’t skip the prayer, just say a short prayer to cover what just came up.
Make an appointment to pray with your family. Establish a “Family Altar” time. Read The Prayer Saturated Family written by Cheryl Sacks, a friend of mine, who has changed many lives and impacted this world through prayer.
Arrange a prayer meeting in your home weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.
Attend prayer meetings announced in your area. There is power in praying corporately.
“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse” (Malachi 4:5-6, KJV).
The Bible talks about a time of tribulation and chaos right before the return of Christ to this earth; yet, He also promises us that He will send us the spirit of Elijah, the Old Testament prophet who performed miracles in his day. Satan has a plan to cause tremendous disunity and mistrust between the generations. This is already happening in the world in a greater measure than we have ever seen. Satan has come with his curse on our children. Nevertheless, Satan will ultimately fail, because the Lord has already ordained that a key movement in the end times will be one of restoration among the generations! God is going to anoint His overcoming people with a spirit of miracles that will touch the hearts of our children to return to God.
Take heart all of you praying parents, if your children have strayed from the Lord or, if they are in rebellion; the Bible says that the seed of the righteous shall be delivered and blessed. We, as parents, need to continue to stand for our children in faith and trust the Lord to turn their hearts back to us if we are estranged from them, or if they are walking in rebellion against us.
“Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered” (Proverbs 11:21).
“His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed” (Psalm 112:2).
Throughout the Word of God, the righteous declare that their purpose is to declare the glory of God to the next generation.