“Nobody will mourn for me,” Dr. Ryan Stone tells herself. “Nobody will pray for my soul.”

How To Pray |


Listening to In The Market with Janet Parshall, my daughter and I became intrigued with the newly released movie Gravity.

Ms. Parshall and her call-in guests raved over the Sandra Bullock film.

With great curiosity, we decided to check it out for ourselves.

The next evening, my family enjoyed movie night out and saw Gravity.

We chose to watch the budget friendly “regular” version rather than 3D. So glad we did!

My first words when the lights came back on, “If we saw this in 3D, I’m pretty sure I would’ve lost my lunch!”


Lots of suspense! My palms sweaty and my body trembling throughout.

Not giving any spoilers away that aren’t seen in trailers, there was a lot of spinning.


Hence, my losing lunch statement.

This movie fantastic, the acting superb. I was able to step right into the main character.

There were a few chuckles overheard. And tears shed.

The hands-down saddest moment in the film for me was when Dr. Ryan Stone lost all hope.


She muttered the following words to herself:

“I’ve never said a prayer in my life.”

Nobody ever taught me how.

I cried! How many people do I know who are in the same place?

Who have never said a prayer.

Simply because they were never taught.

Do I even want to know?

To know how many people are within my reach and have never been taught to pray.

Dear Reader,

Please know that there is no right nor wrong way to pray. No special words needed. No equipment. You don’t need to close your eyes. You don’t need to kneel. In the beginning it may feel awkward. You may question if anyone is listening. That is ok. The important thing here is that you try. You will find that the more you talk to God, the easier it becomes. Soon you will be talking to Him non-stop throughout your day. 

Speak to Him the same as you do your best friend. You can begin with  ‘Hey God,’ ‘Dear Heavenly Father,’ ‘Lord Jesus,’ ‘Father God’…however you are comfortable. Start out perhaps by thanking Him for your meals before eating. I like to finish up with ‘In Jesus’ name. Amen’

We were created to be in fellowship with God. He wants a relationship with us. He wants us to reach out to Him. Please don’t let another day go by without a conversation with Him. That is what prayer is after-all…a conversation. 

Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference. ~Max Lucado

Here is a guide you can use when praying:

P – praise. Praise God for something good that happened in your life.

R – repent. Repent of something wrong that you did. Tell God you’re sorry and will try not to repeat the disobedience to Him.

A – ask. Ask the Lord for something you desire within His will for you.

Y – yield. Submit yourself to do the will of God for your life.

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