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Borrowed Thoughts on Prayer, that have been helping Me..

This is from some of the Navigators’ material on “Listening Prayer” and “Healing Prayer”.  I’m finding it so personally helpful that I think it’s worth a “share”.

 

When you sit down to start to pray:

 

1.  Still and quiet yourself before God.  (based on Psalm 131:2 – But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother… (NLT).

2.  Take your place of authority in Christ (based on James 4:7 – Submit yourselves, then, to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.)

3.  Ask Jesus to come in a very special way (based on Psalm 70:1 – Please, God, rescue me!  Come quickly, Lord, and help me (NLT).

4.  Ask Jesus to search your heart (based on Psalm 139:23-24 – O God, let the secrets of my heart be uncovered and let my wandering thoughts be tested:  see if there is any way of sorrow in me, and be my guide in the eternal way (BBE).

5.  Ask Jesus to communicate with you (based on 1 Samuel 3:10 – Speak, for Your servant is listening.)

6.  Wait in silence for God’s communication (based on Psalm 62:1 – My soul waits in silence for God only.)

*** A Ministry of The Navigators.  “Listening Prayer”. Navigators, “People Resources Team”.

 

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