Treat prayer as a solemn time before God. Use prayer to adore God, confess your sins, thanking God for answered prayers or ask for help earnestly and in humility.
According to Galatians 4:6 and Romans 8:26, the Holy Spirit is present to help you in your prayers. In James 5:16, believers are urged to confess their sins and pray for one another fervently knowing that God answers.
Philippians 4:6-7 instructs believers to pray without being anxious, to be thankful and to make all requests known to God. Do not pray in a hurry as if rushing through the process. In I Thessalonians 5:16-17, Paul calls believers to rejoice always and pray without ceasing. While praying, remember that God has solutions to problems, which makes it possible to rejoice even in difficulties. When in prayer, remain expectant even if you do not see immediate results.
While praying, stay focused by using a prayer list and guide. Use a prayer journal to note specific prayer requests. Be specific in your supplications.
In Matthew 18:19-20, Jesus encouraged the disciples to pray together. Find a trusted person, a group, a friend or family member with whom you can pray. Tell others about prayers that are answered.