Starting a “Journey in Prayer” — Redeemer City to City
Brandon J. O’Brien, City to City’s Director of Content, and John Smed, founder of Prayer Current and author of the book Journey in Prayer, answer viewer questions.
Smed: I had this sense that there was no purpose to existence. I would talk to people about how I felt, and they couldn’t relate even if they wanted to. Journey in Prayer is a non-denominational ministry that invites people to enter the Kingdom of God through prayer. We’ve been able to baptize people, ushered people into the Kingdom of God.
How The Lord’s Prayer is a pattern for all of our prayers
JS: Over the years, the Lord’s Prayer has grown in importance to me. It is Jesus’ gift to the church, the DNA of what Kingdom life is all about. It is not a polite appendage to Jesus’ teaching. Pope Francis: All prayer can be understood as fitting within Jesus’ words. He gave us a comprehensive pattern of prayer, which is so important today.
What is a prayer journey?
The Prayer Journey is a yearly multi-site event organized by the MoveIn Vision Team with the goal of offering prayer, casting vision, and raising funds to see regular Christ-followers present in high-needs neighborhoods around the world. This year, we’re doing things a little differently; find out more under About.
How do you start writing a prayer?
What is the best way to write a prayer?
- Determine why you are writing the prayer.
- Speak to God with a sincere heart.
- Don’t be greedy with your prayers.
- Make notes before writing a prayer in your journal.
- Write a prayer to God about your family and friends.
How do you structure a prayer?
Christian Prayer Using the ACTS Method
- Adoration: Praise and honor God for who he is as Lord of all.
- Confession: Acknowledge the sin in your prayer life.
- Thanksgiving: Express your gratitude for what you have in your life and in the world around you.
- Supplication: Pray for the needs of others and yourself.
What are the 5 parts of prayer?
The Five Components of Prayer
- Worship and Praise
- Gratitude and Thanksgiving
- Confession and Humility
- Blessings and Benedictions
- Requests and Supplications
Can I write to God?
You do not need to mail the letter to God; remember, if God can read your heart, He can certainly read your letter. Write a letter to God about anything that is on your mind or that you feel you should praise Him for. Think of God as a friend who will listen to you and help you.
Can I write down my prayers?
Write down your prayersu2013in a journal, on a piece of computer paper, in the margins of your Bible, on a sticky note, across a chalkboard, in your notes appu2013so that you don’t forget them. Because when you pray and pray and pray, and God answers your prayer, it’s easy to lose sight of the fire.
What do you say in prayers?
You can address God as “Dear God,” “Our Heavenly Father,” “Jehovah,” or any other name you have for him; you can even pray to Jesus if you want. Recognize God’s greatness. If you believe in God, you believe he is the creator of the world and all life on Earth.
What are the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
How do I pray to thank God?
I am deeply grateful for all of your blessings in my life, Lord, and I pray that you constantly remind me of how fortunate I am, and that you never let me forget to express my gratitude through prayer and returned acts of kindness.
What should a prayer consist of?
Praise, pardon, and petition are three distinct but interrelated dimensions of prayer that we see throughout Scripture. Praise begins with acknowledging who God is and responding in worship; the more we think about his character and compassion, the more we want to glorify him for who he is.
Is Father a prayer?
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.