There are many effective ways to pray. Some people have found it helpful to kneel before God with their Bibles open.
Then they read a few verses and commune with God about what they are reading.
The Psalms are particularly inspirational as subject matter for prayer. Try meditating upon a particular psalm during your prayer times. Take one verse at a time. Read it aloud, and then talk to God about what the text is saying to you.
Others have found that their most meaningful prayer times are alone with God in some quiet natural setting. Still others have blended singing and prayer.
David’s prayers were filled with adoration or praise. When we meditate upon God’s goodness and matchless love, our hearts overflow with praise.
Read Daniel 9:8-13. What kind of prayer is this?
What feature does Paul add to an effective prayer life? Eph. 5:20.
Though we don’t want to give a formula for prayer, a broad outline could be as follows: we start with praise and adoration, thanking God for His goodness to us. We then confess our faults and shortcomings, and then thank God for His forgiveness. We conclude with supplications, making our requests known to Him, all the while seeking an attitude of submission and trust in His divine power.
Has your prayer life not been what it should or could be? What do you need to do differently? Why not make a more concentrated effort to spend more time in prayer? It can change your life.