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Practicing Prayer Individually

Experiment with new ways to pray

There are dozens of different ways to pray—many of which have been used by Christians for centuries. Enrich your prayer life by praying in ways that are new to you.

Use a prayer guide

Prayer guides to help structure your prayer time. Here are a few from the CRCNA:

  • Seeking God’s Face by Philip F. Reinders provides a simplified daily office designed especially for thoughtful Christians. Inside you'll find an entire year of daily prayers and readings, each featuring seven elements, including an opening prayer, a psalm and Scripture reading, suggestions for personal prayer, a prayer based on a classic creed or confession, and a closing blessing.
  • The Office of Social Justice offers many different justice-focused prayers.
  • The CRCNA offers a daily prayer guide for all who would like to lift the work of its ministries up to God.

Use technology to encourage you to pray

  • Explore the PrayAsYouGo website and app. Description from the website: “Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc. It is not a 'Thought for the Day,' a sermon, or a Bible study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.”
  • Check out the Lectio365 app from—“a free daily devotional resource that helps you pray the Bible every day.”
  • Set an alarm on your phone or another device to remind you to stop and pray at certain times of the day, or schedule prayer time using your online work calendar.