PRACTICAL IDEAS FOR
SPENDING TIME WITH GOD


1. FIND A
QUIET "PRAYER ROOM" OR "PRAYER CLOSET" IN YOUR HOUSE.
   
(MATTHEW 6:6)

2. A
QUIET PLACE & CONCENTRATION & FOCUS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR INTIMATE COMMUNICATION WITH GOD.

3. IT'S BEST TO GET GOD EARLY IN THE MORNING
(PSALM 5:3; PSALM 90:14)
     - BEFORE YOUR DAY STARTS ; BEFORE YOUR MIND IS CLUTTERED
       WITH THE DAY'S TASKS & BURDENS.
     - BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING, PRAY.
     - MANY TIMES JESUS PRAYED EARLY IN THE MORNING.

4. BE
CONSISTENT IN YOUR PRAYER TIME (BUT DON'T GET IN A RUT):
     -  SET UP A SPECIFIC TIME, A SPECIAL PLACE,...
     - GET INTO THE HABIT OF PRAYING EVERY DAY.

5. MAKE PRAYER TIME
INTERESTING ; IT'S A CHALLENGE TO MAKE YOUR
   PRAYER TIME INTERESTING DAY IN & DAY OUT ; BRING VARIETY INTO
   YOUR PRAYER TIME.

6. ORGANIZE YOUR PRAYER TIME;
BE PREPARED BEFORE YOU PRAY.     

7. MAKE PRAYER
BRIEF- YOU CAN PRAY FOR MORE PEOPLE & THINGS THEN.  (MATTHEW 6:7-8)
                           
8. PRAY FOR
SPECIFIC THINGS & FOR PEOPLE BY NAME.

9. GOD HONORS
PRAYERS FOR OTHERS.       (JOB 42:10)

10. *
KEEP A PRAYER JOURNAL OR DIARY:   
     - WE TEND TO FORGET WHO OR WHAT TO PRAY FOR.
     - WE TEND TO FORGET GOD'S ANSWERS & FAITHFULNESS.
     - WE TEND TO FORGET WHAT GOD TELLS US.
     - IT'S A GREAT BLESSING TO LOOK BACK AT ALL THE TIMES GOD HAS
       ANSWERED YOUR PRAYERS (IT STRENGTHENS YOUR FAITH).
     - YOU ARE MORE EFFICIENT IN YOUR PRAYERS.
     





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