Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Then you will experience God’s peace,
which exceeds anything we can understand.
His peace will guard your hearts and minds
as you live in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 4:6, 7 NLT)
Thanking God for who He is
Thanking God for what He has done
Thanking God that we can have a relationship with Him
Learning about God through His word
Understanding God’s character, deeds, and promises
Discovering what it says and means and how it hooks us
Actively listening and emphasizing with God
Answering the question “Why does it matter?”
Taking every thought captive and submitting to God
Asking for the privilege to see what He sees
Asking for the privilege to hear what He hears
Claiming the confident expectations of God’s promises
“In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was ‘Help me.’ Sometimes a prayer was ‘Thank you.’ What I’ve discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away.” Iyanla Vanzant