Here are a few examples of christian prayer or simply talking to God in your daily prayers:
The Lord's Prayer...Matthew 6:9-15
Our Father who art in heaven... KJV
Tax Collector's Prayer...Luke 18:13
"But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, 'O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.' NLT
Christ's Intercessory Prayer...read John 17 NLT
Stephen's Prayer...Acts 7:59-60
While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." Then he fell on his knees and cried out, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." When he had said this, he fell asleep. NIV
Prayer For Understanding...Colossians 1:9-12
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. NIV
Prayer For Wisdom...read Ephesians 1:15-23
Prayer for Spiritual Growth...read Ephesians 3:14-21
Prayer for Partners in Ministry...read Philippians 1:3-11
A Praise Prayer...Jude 1:24-25
Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen. NLT If you ever wonder if your christian prayer is being heard or if they will be answered may rest in this simple truth.
"When you pray don't doubt and if you doubt don't pray".
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:6
God honors faith... like the faith of a child, and then shows up always at the right time.
God's Reliable Bible Verses will do the same for you.
When you believed your Earthly Father would catch you when you jumped off the roof is similar to believing in your Heavenly Father. He will definitely catch you... forever when you believe.
God's Reliable Bible Verses assures us of this but don't look at the waves as Peter did then begin to sink.
Prayer is based on belief and is a lifestyle based on relationship.
A relationship with Almighty God.
If you ever wondered what one of God's reliable Bible verses means when He says "pray without ceasing" is simply this:
Walking in an attitude of Christian prayer and faith.
I've heard someone say this and it puzzled me but I now understand.
"God doesn't hear the prayers of a sinner, He hears the sinners prayer".
Think about that for a moment. Let's start with baby steps
This is the beginning of what it means to be born again... (I will dedicate a page on this soon)
A lot of people pray but what's the attitude behind it?
Where is their heart?
Do they believe in a Christian prayers?
Praying in the Spirit is also something that a lot of people and believers I feel don't really understand. This is based on whether one's revelation or Rhema is living for milk rather than ready for meat. You can't give a baby a steak!
This again is an attitude built primarily upon relationship with respect to prayer.
In the mean time just pray without ceasing - and believe.
Commit your prayers to Him, trust them wholly to Him. He'll start adjusting your thoughts to be like His (Isaiah 55) until, at some point, you'll just know the right thing to do. Of course, faith is involved. One of the requirements is trust, and you won't be able to do that without feeding on God's Bible verses.
Then you just trust in Him, you will become more confident in your ability to hear His answers. Start now with whatever problem is bothering you. Pray and trust God with it. In other words, believe you receive when you pray. Then stop worrying and begin believing.
Learn to live this way of prayer. It doesn't matter whether you've been a Christian 30 minutes or 30 years, your prayers will make the difference. You will be established on the solid rock.
The heart of a christian prayer is full of faith.