Prayer is possibly the most profound privilege in the Christian way of life. Jesus gave us the perfection required to have intimate conversation with God! We get to speak directly to God and hear directly from Him. It doesn’t have to look any certain way, but its most effective when done daily and continual.
Pray like this:
Our Father in heaven,
may your name be kept holy.
May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us today the food we need,
and forgive us our sins,
as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
And don’t let us yield to temptation,
but rescue us from the evil one.
Matthew 6:9-13 NLT
| From the heart of our house – links to the sermon series on this practice |
Sermon on Daily Prayer by Pastor Todd Pope
| Guide for Bridge Group or Individual Practice |
Pray the word with David platt podcast.
Use the “ACTS” method of prayer.
Adore – Take a moment to just tell God who He is and why you love Him.
Confess – Spend a moment being open about where you have fallen short.
Thank – Express thanks to God for His forgiveness and every blessing you enjoy.
Supplication – Bring your needs and the needs of others before God. Ask BOLDLY for what you want and need.
Start with worship!
If you have ten minutes to pray, spend 5-6 minutes worshiping and the rest of your time praying about whatever you would like.
Every time you get a notification of any kind on your phone, say a prayer. This could be a mantra prayer like “I am not my own, but I belong to you God!” or as simple as “I love you LORD!”
This is not about being ritualistic, but rather using everyday things as “bumpers” to direct your thoughts toward prayer.
Considering going through the following video Bible study on Right Now Media:
40 Days of Prayer – https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/193150
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Written Biblical Prayer Exercise-
Take out a blank piece of paper and write down four words, leaving space after each word. Verse, Command, Prayer, Becoming.
Verse: What does it say?
Command: What is it telling me to do?
Prayer: What do I want to say to God?
Becoming: What does this call me to become?
Choose a verse from scripture to use and answer the four questions. The end result will be about ten minutes spent in prayer as well as a written prayer.