How to pray

Scripture references

Matthew 6:5–6 (ASV 1901)

5And when ye pray, ye shall not be as the hypocrites: for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have received their reward. 6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret shall recompense thee.

Matthew 6:7–16 (ASV 1901)

7And in praying use not vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8Be not therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. 9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth. 11Give us this day our daily bread. 12And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13And br...

Stories

Esther Ahmad shares how her habit of praying to God; asking for their daily bread, got their needs consistently met by Him in simple and amazing ways.
Mr. H is further convicted of his sins and hypocrisy as he attempts to say the Lord's prayer in distress. The same prayer, when he surrendered his will fully, ushers him into great peace and a new life.
Aroolappen's family were entirely out of food supplies and had failed to get any help from those who could help. He turned to prayer, literally asking God: “Give us this day our daily bread.” Soon afterwards, help, from brethren he had never even seen before, came his family's way.
Tommie Titcombe and 11 native believers in Yagbaland, North of Nigeria, had to remain indoors for their safety from an unrelenting angry mob. After a week of feeding on a coarse diet of only corn and Tommie falling ill, they gathered and prayed the Lord's prayer - asking that their daily bread be provided. That same day, they had a new meal to eat.