Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hour of Prayer

Praise & Worship – 15 minutes
Praise God for the things he has done. Worship God for who his acts reveal him to be.

Examination & Confession – 5 minutes
We fall short. It is good for us to recognize our faults and sins. Confessing our failures helps us to grow. Ask God to reveal sins that you don’t know about. Prayerfully read Scriptures such as Romans 12, Galatians 5, Ephesians 5, Colossians 3, James, and 1 John.  You may not need to read much. Allow God to show you where you can improve. Confess your sins and ask for more grace to grow to full Christian maturity.

Intercession – 20 minutes
Prayer changes things. Make lists. Pray freely.
Pray for governments, universities, cities, nations, family, spiritual needs, physical needs, just pray.
Scripture and experience reveal that
prayer changes things.

Personal Petitions – 5 minutes
God enjoys giving good gifts to his children. Pray confidently.

Thanksgiving – 5 minutes
Express thanks for what God has done. Give thanks for what you expect he will do in response to prayer.

Praise, Sing & Listen – 10 minutes
Delight in God’s presence. Make sure to take time to be quiet in his presence. God still speaks.