Today we announced our 30-day Prayer Challenge – pray for something specific everyday for the next 30 days and tell one person a day about what you prayed. This challenge will span the length of our series, Pray Tell. We encourage you to write your prayers down in some way, so you can keep track of the prayers you have prayed and when God answers them.
To encourage you to pray more, the staff and I will be posting a prayer from scripture everyday. Look for those posts by clicking the blog button on the Oak Leaf Church app or by reading them on Behind The Leaf.
To help you pray more, I’ve copied a great guide from Tim Keller’s “Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God” and posted it below.
A Starter Plan for Daily Prayer
Think of the privilege of prayer. Realize God is present. Ask him to help you pray.
Read a Scripture passage. Discern one or two truths you learn there. Choose the one that most impresses you and write it in a sentence. Now ask: How does this truth help me praise God? How does it show me a sin to confess? How does it show me something to ask God for?
Now turn the answers to the three questions into a prayer – adoration, petition, and supplication.
Pray about whatever needs are on your heart. Also spend time thanking God for the ways you see him working in your life and caring for you.
Take a moment to thank and admire God for what he has showed you today. End with a note of praise.