The Bible talks about many ways to pray. In John 17:1, Jesus looks heavenward and prays “the High Priestly Prayer” that may also be called the true “Lord’s Prayer.”

People fall flat on their face in prayer. They kneel. It is the attitude of the heart that counts.

There are many books on prayer (including the helpful “All the prayers in the Bible”). You may “pray the Psalms” to God. YOu may use “the LOrd’s Prayer,” which is really “The Disciples’ Prayer” as a pattern not mindlessly saying the words over and over.

Here is an acrostic that has been helpful to me and some others as far as remembering the order of prayer.

Adoration–Praising God the Father through the Son the Lord Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Confession of sin

Thanksgiving to God for Whom He is and what He has done. Answered prayer. Thanksgiving for answers not yet giving.

Supplication (asking)–Jesus wants us to ask Him. “If you abide in me and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will and it shall be done for you!”

Like Bible reading, my counsel to you is, “Just do it!”