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    Feb 12, 2020

    5 Ways To Grow Closer To God Through Prayer

    Do you want to grow closer to God but don't know where to start? You should ask Him. However, prayer can be hard if you're not comfortable with it. Here are 5 ways to create a stronger prayer life which in turn can help you grow closer to God.

    1. Ask for Help

    Let me rephrase that...ask God for help. Even if you are new to prayer or just find it uncomfortable right now, you should start closest to home..yourself. We all need help with something, whether it be finances, a relationship, our job, etc. and the best person to ask is the One with all the answers. Make a list of things you are struggling with and start asking God for help...even if you need Him to help you pray.

    2. Pray for Someone Else

    Next, try praying for someone else. It could be a family member, friend, co-worker, etc. If someone you know is struggling with something, you should ask God to help them. Even if you don't know all the details of a situation, God does, so bring what you know to Him and let He will do the rest accordingly to His will.

    3. Silent Prayer

    Now that you're used to asking God for things, you need to learn how to listen. When you start your prayer, instead of talking just be silent and enjoy His presence. Focus on Him; His characteristics and how it feels to be near Him. Silent prayer is an intimate moment between you and God. Spend some time with Him and see if you can hear what He has to say to you.

    4. Worship

    In addition to worshipping with other believers at church, it's also important to spend time worshipping Him by yourself. When you open your prayer and enter His presence, spend some time praising Him for who He is and everything He's done, doing and going to do in the future. He deserves it.

    5. Pray for an Enemy

    One of the most difficult things to pray for is someone you don't like. Everyone has been hurt by someone at some point in their life. Pray for them. Pray for God to help them with whatever they're going through. Pray for God to lead them and, most of all, pray for God to bless them. It's hard, but it's right.

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