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"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." – Ecclesiastes 4:12

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Sharon’s Quiet Time Suggestions

I’d like to share some excerpts from my book The Power of ThreeHow a Protective Shield of Intentional Prayer Can Transform Your Life – Handbook Edition available at oncallprayer.org, Amazon and Kindle.

How to Develop a Lifestyle of Intentional Prayer

1) Establish a quiet location to pray (your private Sanctuary) as a patio, park bench, or favorite chair. Change locations if or when you feel “dry” or “in a rut.”

2) Turn off or silence all electronic equipment i.e. phones, computers, televisions, radios, etc.

3) Do not read emails, or your social media sites until AFTER your quiet time.

4) When your mind wanders, have a note pad handy for a TO DO LIST.

5) When reading your prayer list, call the names out loud as you pray. (Refer to your OnCall Pocket Prayer Book©) An object, like a rock inscribed with a name, sitting by your coffee pot, is a great reminder.

6) Use the OnCall Prayer Journal© to hear from God . . . on paper.

7) Use different colors of markers and pens to mark important writings; use tabs to mark pages in your journal or Bible for future reference.

8) When reading scriptures read aloud and insert your name or the names of your loved ones in those scriptures.

9) Have photographs handy of people you pray for and/or post their photo on your phone wall-paper or computer desktop as a daily reminder.

10) Set phone alarms as prayer reminders especially for scheduled Conference Prayer Calls.

12) Pray specifically and intentionally. Mark 10:36 reminds us that Jesus asks his disciples, James and John: “What do you want me to do for you?”

13) An excellent habit to form: When you wake up in the morning before arising lay there a few minutes and think of all the things to praise God for. “Meditate within your heart upon your bed and be still.” Psalm 4:4 “Praise God from sunrise to sunset.” Psalm 113:3. TLB

14) Remember: Prayer is simply having a conversation with Father, God. He answers at the “set time.” See Genesis 21:2 KJV

15) Keep in the mind the 3 Deadly D’s: Distraction, Discouragement and Doubt.

16) To release unforgiveness: Don’t curse it, don’t nurse it, don’t rehearse it, disperse it and God will reverse it.

17) Delay?  You may be in a “holding pattern.”

18) Fact: Praise is the best weapon against the Enemy. Psalm 8:2

19) Too busy to pray? Just DO IT: Deliberate, Obedience, Intentional, Trust

20) The one prayer that never fails . . . “May Thy will be done.”

 Delay in not denial!

No prayer is ever prayed in vain!

“But the question is: When I, the Messiah, return, how many will I find who have faith (and are praying)?” Luke 18:8 TLB        

posted by Sharon Hill at 7:18 pm  

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