One of the first steps that you need to take to pray better, is finding the right place to pray. We can certainly pray anywhere, but finding where to pray on a consistent, habitual basis helps us get into a prayerful mood and makes it easier for us to pray better.
Find a Place to Pray at Home
Besides work or school, we spend the most amount of time in our homes. Usually, we don’t have entire rooms dedicated to prayer so you will have to select a room and a place within a room to use specifically for prayer.
If you are struggling to select a certain room, start by listing all the rooms in your house. Mentally go through each room and think ahead about what distractions you might find in that place. Your office, for instance, might lead you to think of the work you need to do. Your bedroom might make you sleepy while you pray.You want to choose a room that is going to provide the least amount of distraction.
Once you have picked a room, set aside a part of a room to be specifically for prayer. Place prayer books and the Bible near this part of the room. Hang religious pictures and images that will inspire you in prayer. Get a comfortable chair or pillow that you can use for prayer. Don’t use this section of the room for anything else so that when you are there, you can focus solely on your prayer time.
Finding Spiritual Places to Pray
It is also good to find churches or chapels that you can visit for prayer. Consider what churches are near your commute to and from work or school. What church do you go to on Sundays? Are these buildings open to the public? Are there events scheduled during the times you would like to visit them for prayer?
It is great to have a sanctuary where you can go when times get tough. These especially holy sites can make a significant impact on our experiences in prayer so don’t underestimate the power of sacred spaces.