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Prayer

In the Lifegroup class that I teach on Sunday mornings we are studying prayer. We are using the book “The Power of Positive Praying” by Dr. John Bisagno. On two different occasions my church has been privileged to have Dr. Bisagno as our Interim Pastor. He blessed  me then and he continues to bless me through his writing.

At a later time I may post the lessons one at the time, but for today I want to give you some quick tips from Dr. Bisagno concerning your prayer time with God. ( I have added a few of my own ideas as well )

  1. Do whatever it takes to get alone with God. Make an appointment just like you do for all the other responsibilities in your life.
  2. Three things that will help us make the most of our time with God are:

a. Physical Solitude–This means no people, no things, no TV, no phone, no computer, etc…

b. Same place–This means you fix a spot in your home to meet with the Lord. Think about it, we decorate everything else in our home, so why not decorate a place for you and your Father? Be comfortable. Being uncomfortable for your prayer time does not make you or that time more sacred or Holy.  Be consistent. Set not only the place but the time. Your time may vary daily because of your schedule so set the time the night before.

c. Relax–Don’t just begin blurting things out to God. Psalm 46:10 tells us to be still and know that He is God. Take a deep breath, lean back in your chair and put yourself in your Father’s lap, lean back against Him and breathe.

Now we are ready to begin our prayer time and it should start with Praise! So get your Bible out and go through the Psalms and praise your Father. You can find so many verses on just praising Him.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and all that is within me,
    bless his holy name!
 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits,
 who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
 who redeems your life from the pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
 who satisfies you with good
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Psalm 103:1-5 

I hope you will start next week using these tips and that they help you in your prayer time with the Lord. He wants to hear from you!

Living free,

Rene’ Collins

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