here to give some tips....
-When you just can't remember that thing that you prayed about so you
don't even remember if it happened...
This is a REALLY good way to pray. Get a notebook and just write down
your prayers instead of saying them aloud! I used to do this and
praying is a lot easier now. I know exactly what I want to pray for
and why. Just try it!
-But it didn't HAPPEN!
When people say this, the prayer is usually something like 'God, help
me get an A on this test' or 'God, help me win this competition'
Well, I see two problems...
A: They wording. THIS test could be ANY test. You should probably say
something more along the lines of, 'The Geography test I'm about to
take.' Because if he helped you on another test, he would still be
answering the same prayer
B: Think about what you are asking for. Are you mentally and
physically prepared? If you are doing a competition, and you haven't
been practicing do you really have the strength to do it? You should
probably prepare yourself before praying, and then use words like
'help me use my strength'
NOTE: THESE ARE NOT NECESSARY! THESE ARE MERELY TIPS! YOU CAN PRAY
HOWEVER YOU WANT! THERE IS NO WRONG WAY TO PRAY! THESE WILL JUST HELP
YOU TELL GOD EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED WITHOUT HIM HAVING TO DIG THROUGH
Okay, just had to say that. Yes, God does know what you need in life.
And he will provide when neccesary. Praying is the way of you telling
God how much you trust him.
You tell your best friend almost everything right? Well, God knows
everything about you. But when you reveal these innermost thoughts and
deep secrets to him, he knows that you are turning yourself over to
him. He knows that you trust him and rely on him for everything.
God loves you like crazy and he absolutely loves to hear your voice.
He aches to have a conversation with you and until heaven, prayer is
the closest he gets.