Prayer Guide

Over the past few weeks I have been sifting through Dr. Gregory R Frizzell's book, Returning to Holiness, A Personal and Churchwide Journey to Revival. Here is an outlined gleaned from pages 78 - 81 on Five Practical Steps to a Powerful Daily Prayer Life. He lists five practical steps, I managed to stretch it into six.

1) Make an absolute commitment to consistently spend significant time alone with God in uninterrupted prayer (Luke 11:1).

2) Approach your prayer time as a relationship with God rather than a required ritual (Luke 10:38-42).

3) Listen first (1 John 5:14-15).

4) Make a commitment to a balanced prayer life by regularly practicing the four different types of prayer (1 Timothy 2:1).

a) Praise, thanksgiving, worship
b) Confession and repentance
c) Petition and supplication
d) Intercession

5) In your daily petitions, focus more on issues of personal character and holiness than on temporal needs (Matthew 5, Romans 8:29, Galatians 5:22).

6) In your daily intercession, focus more on issues of evangelism and missions than on temporal concerns (Matthew 28:18).Develop a prayer list of:

a) Lost people
b) Key leaders and ministry strategies of the church
c) Key spiritual and government leaders in city, state, and nation
d) Mission strategies of our association, state, and convention.
e) Petitions for revival and awakening in our city.


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