Enhancing Your Prayer Life
Find – a place where you can meet with God.
Psalm 34:4 – I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Fight – prayer hindrances. The enemy does not want us in God’s presence because there is power there. (Identify them. What are the things that hinder my time with God?)
They could be something as simple as a noisy house or something as deep as hidden sin or unforgiving spirit.
Feed – on God’s word. Allow God to speak to you through His word.
Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
Follow – a prayer plan.
Many people will use the excuse that they don’t know how to pray. Well a prayer plan can help you as you develop your prayer life.
Praise – Tell God that He is awesome. I like this about you…. Look to the example is the Psalms
Wait – Be silent and wait on God.
Psalm 37:7a – Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
Psalm 46:10 – Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
Confession – Tell it to the Lord
1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Psalm 32:5 – Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord – and you forgave the guilt of my sin.
Read the Word
Colossians 3:16 – “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly…
Pray the Word
Psalm 119:18 – Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
Pray for Others
Philippians 2:3-4 – Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
Pray for Yourself
Matthew 7:7 – Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Meditation – Bring stuff back up and chew on it. Reflect on who God is, what He’s done and who you are in His eyes, reflect on His Word.