“Real men pray.”
Have you heard of this phrase?
Your one-on-one with God is the most important relationship you should build as a man. When your priority is to seek Him first in all that you do, everything else will just follow.
Beyond Small Talk host, Erick Totañes says, “A man connected to God through prayer, discerns well, hears well, understands well, and lead their lives well and the family that they have.”
Check out these 5 practical tips on how you can develop your prayer life as a man.
1. Start with acknowledging God.
Jesus warns in Matthew 6:7 NKJV, “And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.”
Is this how you pray to God?
The right and effective way to approach Him is to begin by recognizing who He is. It is lifting up, exalting, and magnifying His Holy Name.
2. Pray with intentionality.
Do you pray because you want to deepen your connection with God or do you just want something from Him?
Check your heart because as far as God is concerned, He wants to have an intimate relationship with you and reveal to you the things He has prepared for you.
3. Choose a specific place to pray.
Have you found a special place where you can meet with God?
Yes, you can talk to Him anytime, anywhere, but God wants your full and undivided attention.
In Matthew 6:6 NIV it says, “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.”
4. Set aside a specific time of the day to pray to God.
Are you too busy to pray?
You can start with 5 minutes with God, as long as you make it a habit to spend time with Him. Before you know it, your foundation of the Word of God has gone stronger, and your relationship with Him sweeter.
5. Pray in the Name of Jesus.
Remember that it is through Jesus Christ that you have direct access to God.
Romans 5:10 NIV says, “For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!”
How’s your prayer life today?
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