ACTIVATE: Prayer

ACTIVATE

February 07, 2016

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Prayer can feel like learning to speak a different language - difficult, confusing and awkward. Reignite prayer in your own life this weekend as Pastor Mike demystifies this underutilized discipline - exploring four steps to relating to God from your heart.
 
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Prayer

Joshua 3:1-8

 

Four Dynamics of Prayer

 

 

1.  Wait

 

 

2.  Obey

 

 

3.  Expect

 

 

4.  Act

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ACTIVATE prayer

 

Prayer is a vital practice of faith, but sometimes we don’t pray. Some moments we do not know how or what to pray. This week scripture will help activate prayer as part of our daily practices. Daily devotionals that accompany each day's reading are also available on Facebook. They are created by a great Ginghamsburg unpaid servant team. You do not have to be a Facebook user to access them. View here.
 
MONDAY: Joshua 3:1-8
Prayer is a conversation. What does God ask Joshua and the Israelites to do?  How do they get ready to hear God’s instructions? 
 
TUESDAY: Luke 11:1-11
 The disciples admire Jesus’ personal prayer life. What does Jesus teach the disciples about prayer? What prayer principles can you apply to your own life? 
 
WEDNESDAY: Acts 2:1-4
These followers of Jesus are actively waiting in Jerusalem. For what or whom are they waiting? What happens? What are you waiting for God to do in your life? How are you actively waiting?   
 
THURSDAY: Luke 2:22-35
Simeon was moved by the Holy Spirit through prayer. Have you ever been moved by God through prayer? Is there anything God has been asking you to do that you’ve been hesitant to do?   
 
FRIDAY: Psalm 46 
What does it look like for you to “be still and know” that God is God? Pray through Psalm 46. Make a plan throughout your day to embrace moments of quiet listening for God’s voice in your life. 
 
SATURDAY:  Romans 8:22-27
Sometimes we do not know how or what to pray. This scripture shares that the Holy Spirit prays on our behalf. Write down situations or people in your life you believe you should pray for, and then ask the Holy Spirit to move on their behalf.         
 
SUNDAY: Joshua 3:9-17
The priests had to get their feet wet in order to experience God’s miracle. Where is God asking you to step out in faith? Name a first step “into the water” so that you can partner with God for the miracle in your life. 
 
 

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Joshua 3:1-8

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