Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed. Mark 1:35
Prayer is most effective when it isn’t something, we do every now and then, but we cultivate when it’s a lifestyle. To understand how to have a prayer lifestyle, we can look at the example Jesus gave during His life on earth.
Have a Certain Time – Jesus got up early in the morning to spend time with His Heavenly Father. Make a daily appointment with God — whether it’s first thing in the morning, at lunch, or in the evening—and faithfully keep it.
Have a Certain Place – Jesus had a specific place where He went to pray. Having a designated place to pray helps us remove distractions and frees us to worship and pray out loud.
Have a Certain Plan – When Jesus taught His disciples how to pray, He gave them a prayer outline. We call it “The Lord’s Prayer.” This outline, along with several other tools, is available in this guide. As we pray every day, our prayer time plans can vary, maybe including worship music, Bible reading, and quiet time to listen to God. It doesn’t always have to look the same; it just helps when we plan to connect regularly with God.