steps to restore my prayer life

Effective Steps To Revive Your Prayer Life



If there is any sin that can hinder your prayer from being answered and your miracle or testimony from, then it is given you the priviledge to seek and get the mercy of God. In Romans 9:15-16, God told Moses, “I Have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion. It is not of him that willeth nor of him that runneth, it is of God that showeth mercy.”


Beloved, your sin against God when you refuse or neglect the practice of prayer. To be prayerful is be easily sin-free. Sin keeps you from prayer and prayer keeps you from sin. That is to say, to be prayerful is to be easily sin-free, and to be prayerless is to be sin-prone. Prayer keeps you from sin because the Presence of God is a sanctifier, and prayer attracts God’s Presence. When you live with God at the place of prayer, His nature of holiness robs on you. Beloved, my counsel is, make up your mind like Samuel not to sin against God by refusing to pray. Maintain a life of purity by maintaining a consistency of prayer life.


Prayer is a two-way conversation; it is our talking to God, and His talking to us. As a Christian, you have a heavenly Father who hears and answers prayer. Jesus said, “All things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” Every man or woman whose life has counted for the church and the Kingdom of God has been a person of prayer. You cannot afford to be too busy to pray. A prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian. Jesus Christ spent many hours in prayer. Sometimes He spent the night on a mountaintop in solitary communion with God the Father. If He felt that He had to pray, how much more do we need to pray!



  • Make up your mind to hang around God in prayer always in order to absorb His holy Nature.
    Decide not to fall into the temptation of prayerlessness.



If you realize that you have backslidden ‘with respect to your prayer life or that your prayer life has never been what the Lord intended it to be, then you should take the following steps to restore it to normalcy:



1. Initiate a regular prayer hour. One of the greatest lies of Satan is that we do not have enough time to pray. As soon as we realize that prayer is important, yea, more important than sleeping, eating and bathing, we will be amazed at how much more time will be available to us for prayer (Acts 3:1; Mark 1 :35).



2. Repent and confess the sin of prayerlessness.


3. Ask an anointed minister to pray with you for a spiritual release.


3. Take authority over all the spirits of prayerlessness and dryness.


4. Get back to praying as you were praying before and more.


5. Pray more as if you have not prayed in the past.


6. Plan your prayer times and keep to them.


7. Lengthen your prayer times. Don’t pray while looking at the time.


8.  Join a prayer fellowship or a prayer band or repeatedly listen to prayer tapes, to boost your spiritual life.


9. Reorganize and revamp your family altar, go on prayer retreats and attend prayer conferences.


10. Pray silently under your breath when you are not consciously engaged in a duty.


11. Pray in tongues for at least 30minutes a day.


12. Praise God before all your prayers.


13. Fill your heart with much of God’s word before and after your prayers.


14. Pick a prayer partner and pray frequently.


15. Do not allow phone notification to distract your prayer. Switch off your phone. 


16. Ask the Lord to give you the power to concentrate.


17. Ask the Lord to give you a prayer burden.


18. Pray even when you have no burden. As you pray, the burden will come.


19. Do not maintain one posture during prayer. Stand sometimes. Sit at others and walk at others. Feel free to change from one posture to the other during the same prayer session.


20. Pray silently as the spirit leads.


21. Pray aloud as the spirit leads.


22. Shout your prayers to God.


23. Do all three-in-one prayer session as the Spirit leads you.


24. Go on long prayer walks.


25. Have a hide out where you always feel to pray more. This could be on a hill, farm, or any such place.


26. Go to your hide out often and there meet your God.


27. Pray when you feel the presence of God.


28. Pray when you do not feel the presence of God.


29. Pray when you are happy


30. Pray when you are unhappy.


31. Pray when you are hungry.


32. Pray more when you are not hungry.


33. Derive satisfaction for prayers.


34. Pray when answers come quickly.


35. Pray when there seem to be no answer.


36. Pray in the morning.


37. Pray late into the night.


38. Pray the whole day and the whole night.


39. Pray for yourself.


40. Pray for others.


41. Pray for the glory of the Lord to be manifested in your life, in the Church and in the world.


42. Pray when you are in doubt and faith will come.


43. Pray when you have much faith.


44. Pay when you have little faith.


45. Make prayer covenants with God.


46. Keep the prayer covenants you have made with God.


47. Pray with tears, sighs and groans that are the cries of the Holy Spirit through your spirit.


48. Fast and pray.


49. Insist in prayer until the answer comes.


50. Never give up on any topic until the Lord has answered you.


51. Wait before God so that He may show you His needs.


52. Pray about the Lord’s needs that He may show you more.


53. Believe the Lord as you pray.


54. Seek a prayer partner and pray together.


55. Pray without ceasing.


56. Walk in purity so that your prayers may not be blocked.


57. Confess and forsake all sins in your life so that your prayer may not be a stinking odour before God.


58. Grow in prayer.


59. Become a prayer warrior.


60. Intercede for individuals and for the nation.


61. Win people all over the world to Christ through prayer.


62. Pray more than any other person you have seen or heard of.


63. Become God’s co-worker through prayer.


64. Thank and bless God for answered prayers anytime you finish praying.


65. Pray when you feel like praying, pray when you don’t feel like praying, pray until you feel like praying.


66. There is nothing too small to pray over; therefore acquire the habit of praying over little things.


67. Instead of worrying over your cares, turn them into prayer.


68. If God is to use your mouth for prayer, you must keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking guile (Ps. 34:13).


69. Don’t say, ”I do not feel like praying”, reveals a need for prayer.


70. Discipline yourself to pray for at least one to two and a half hours every day (Prayer and meditation in the word of God).


71. Attend your church’s weekly prayer meetings and night vigils.


72. Join the prayer band of your local church/fellowship.


73. Learn to help other people by carrying their problem and burdens to God in daily prayers (Job42:10).


74. Fast often, praise and worship often, pray in tongues often and weep over poor unsaved and afflicted souls often.


75. Have a definite prayer project. It could be praying for a notorious sinner, school, college or hospital etc.


76. Pray along these lines every day: Ephesians’6:18-19; Colossians 4:2-4; I Timothy 2:1-4. This means praying for gospel ministers, the saints of God, the Church of God, your relations, sinners, and all those who are in positions of authority.


77. Learn to wait on the Lord (fast) at least once a week.


78. Pray that the new fire of God upon your altar (heart) will never go out again.


79. Confess and renounce all known sins because any form of sin is a fire extinguisher.


80. Determine to walk and live in absolute obedience to the Holy Spirit in all things.


81. Purpose to walk in love and faith.


82. Stay away from too much of everything: food, talk, visits, televisions, sex, etc.


83. Receive your total and permanent victory over the spirit and sin of prayerlessness. Amen.


“The more prayerful you are, the less sinful; and the more sinful you are, the less prayerful. Prayerfulness and sinfulness are inversely proportional to each other.”

Now Declare This: O Lord, I ask that You deliver me from the sin of prayerlessness. I ask for forgiveness Lord in any area I have sinned against You by being prayerless in the past. Set your fire on my prayer altar, Lord in Jesus’ Name.


Picture of Evangelist Joshua Orekhie

Evangelist Joshua Orekhie

Evangelist Joshua Orekhie is the president of Dreams and Deliverance Ministries, is a type of religious organisation focuses on preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, to heal the brokenhearted, to interpret dreams with solutions, to empower the people with prayers and to liberate them from all kind of bondages (Luke 4:18).


If you want to give your life to Christ; you want your sins forgiven; you want to become a child of God; you want to experience the realities of new birth; you want to make heaven;

Or you were once saved and fell along the line, and now you want to rededicate your life to Christ…

Then pray this short prayer of Faith

Say it loud and mean it:

“Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to you today. Forgive me my sins, wash me with your blood. I believe you died for me, on the third day you rose again that I may be justified. Right now, I believe that my sins are forgiven; I’m justified by your blood; I’m born-again; I’m saved; I’m a child of God; I’m free from the power of sin to serve the living God. Thank you Jesus for receiving me; thank you Jesus for restoring me; thank you Jesus for saving me.

Thank God for your soul. I congratulate you for the best decision of your life. For further details on how to grow in this new light, please click the CONTACT page or any bible believing church near you and ask for the pastor in charge.

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