What is the right form of prayer, that is, what is a true prayer?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    selfless, motived by love; not for self promotion, & done in both faith & humility

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You are in good company as the disciples of Jesus Christ also asked this question and the answer is found in Matthew 6:9-15 which you can look up at Biblegateway.com

    The pattern is Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication, all of which you will find there.

    There are 2 ways to live. You can find the sinner's prayer at 2wtl which is the first prayer that one should utter heartfeltedly.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Prayer must be from the heart. Whether it is written out or not makes no difference. Although we have many good examples of prayers in the Bible, including "the Lord's prayer", the only prayer that He hears is the one that expresses our heart to Him.

    Flowery language, big words, Thees and Thous does not impress Him.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The best prayer ever conceived is "The Lord`s Prayer"...... because a God teach us what a God wants to hear prayers from the faithful...a complete surrender..."Thy will be done on earth as it is in the heaven" ...is monumental.

    Other best prayers... when your hearts talks and speaks to God especially with personal problems of someone.

    Never do memorized prayers, because it is useless, automatic, memorized. You don`t even understand or noticed what you are sayings because words are automatically said very fast...and before you know it, you`re done praying, which is unemotional, without understanding, and without meaning...thus become useless prayers or conversations to God.

    Source(s): some advice from the elders
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A true prayer is the prayer taught by the Messenger of the One True God. Only He Who knows what, how, when, why man should pray and what is the true result of that prayer.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Rom 8:26 stated that we do not know what to pray and that the Holy Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. I believe the best form of prayer is to pray in the Spirit (ie in tongues) until the Holy Spirit gives you the words to pray or until you have received the peace that passes all understanding (Phil 4:6,7). This is prayer from our heart (ie spirit) as led by the Spirit of God which will always be according to His will.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The one which comes from a heart is the true prayer.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Any kind you want and true prayer is what is prayed for with a loving heart. If you're a Christian the Lords Prayer is an excellen example

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  • 1 decade ago

    You don't have to be on your knees, or have a rosary in your hand, or use "thee's" and "thou's", speak your heart. The Lord's Prayer is Jesus' model for us. But God listens to even the simplest child like prayer. The important thing is where your heart is at. If it is truly open to His will, even if it's not what our will is, He'll continue to speak to it.

    There are times we know we are hurting, but can't quite express it. Roamans 8:26 says "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express"

    Just reach out, He's listening.

    Source(s): New International Bible
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  • 1 decade ago

    True prayer is what you find in your own heart to say to your own divinity. It's not about form or even function. Every organized religion has their own form of prayer. Meditation is a form of prayer. You have to find the path in your own mind and heart and spirit to connect to the Divine - within you and outside of your self.

    Namaste.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Jesus provided a model prayer at Matt. 6:9-15.

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