Christian Book of the Month: How to Pray Effectively



Christian Book of the Month: How to Pray Effectively


Our Christian book for this month is How to Pray Effectively since the National Prayer Day is observed on the first Thursday of May and will be held on May 2, 2019 and May 7, 2020 and May 6, 2021.

How to Pray Effectively is a Bible study which uses practical examples from the Bible to show you the things you should do to ensure your prayers are answered. This Christian prayer book also answers the following questions:



*Who can pray effectively?
*How can I pray effectively?
*When can I pray effectively?
*Where can I pray effectively?
*What can I use to pray effectively?


How to Pray Effectively Book Excerpt
How Can I Pray Effectively? Part 1

To pray effectively, you have to do the following:

A.S.K

The Bible tells us that You do not have because you do not ask. (James 4:2)

So, if you want to pray effectively, you must A.S.K. (ask, seek, knock).

Therefore, “Ask, and it shall be given to you. Seek and you shall find it. Knock and it shall be opened to you. Because everyone who asks receives and those who seek find and to them that knock, it shall be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8)


“Ask, and it shall be given to you. Seek and you shall find it. Knock and it shall be opened to you. Because everyone who asks receives and those who seek find and to them that knock, it shall be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8)

Ask Specifically

The Bible tells us that When you pray, do not use vain repetitions like the heathen because they think that they shall be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them since your Father already knows what you need even before you ask. (Matthew 6:7-8)

So, if you want to pray effectively, you have to ask specifically for what you need in your prayers.

We can see a good example from Hannah because when she was praying for a child, she specified that she wanted a baby boy. (1 Samuel 1:11)

Therefore, when you are praying, specify the problem that you want God to solve for you. Or in other words, knock on the door that you want Him to open for you.
When you pray, use not vain repetitions. (Matthew 6:7)

Ask in Faith

The Bible tells us that Ask in faith, without doubting, for the person who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. Let not that person suppose that they will receive anything from the Lord because they are double-minded and unstable in all their ways. (James 1:6-8)

So, if you want to pray effectively, you must ask in faith. This means that you have to pray while being sure that God will answer your prayers and while seeing yourself with your mind’s eye receiving your answer from Him since Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

Therefore if you are praying for God to give you a spouse, you have to see yourself walking down the aisle with them on your wedding day. If you are asking God for a baby you have to feel yourself cradling your child in your arms.

Even if what you are praying for seems impossible to receive because of your human circumstances, you still have to believe that God can grant it to you because God is Able to do more than we could ever ask for. (Ephesians 3:20)

In addition to believing with your mind that God will answer your prayer, you also have to speak your faith. We can see that when King Jehoshaphat and the Israelites were attacked by multiple armies, as he was praying, he expressed confidence in God’s ability to help them for he said, “Are you not our God who drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people and gave it to the seed of Abraham forever?” (2 Chronicles 20:7)

Therefore believe with your mind and confess with your mouth the thing that you are asking God to give you.

If for example you are praying for healing of your body, believe with your mind and declare with your mouth that since God is the One Who created your body, He is also able to heal it.

If you are praying for your marital problems to be resolved, believe with your mind and declare with your mouth that since God is the One Who joined you and your spouse together, no one should separate you. (Matthew 19:6)

If fiery darts of doubts enter your mind and one part starts thinking, “My prayer will be answered” while the other thinks, “My prayer will not be answered”, decide to believe that God is able to answer your prayer because With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26) 

Use this Scripture as your shield of faith so that you quench those darts before they stop you from receiving anything from the Lord.

If your emotions try to destabilize you by tossing you to and fro between “I don’t feel like my prayer was heard” and “I feel I will get an answer”, cling to With God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26) until your emotions settle and you are once again certain that God has heard your prayers and He is answering them. 


How to Pray Effectively is a Bible study which uses practical examples from the Bible to teach you what you should do to ensure your prayers are answered. This Christian prayer book also answers the following questions: *Who can pray effectively? *How can I pray effectively? *When can I pray effectively? *Where can I pray effectively? *What can I use to pray effectively?

Click on the links below to read
How Can I Pray Effectively part 1

How Can I Pray Effectively part 2

How Can I Pray Effectively part 3

How Can I Pray Effectively part 4




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