Day 1 - 21 Day Fast

Day 1 - How to Pray


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Luke 11:1-13, Mark 11:24

If you’ve ever been intimidated by prayer, you’re not alone. We want the peace, power, and confidence that comes from talking to God. But we often don’t know where to start or what to say.  

Jesus’ disciples experienced the same emotions, and in Luke 11, they ask Jesus to teach them to pray. In the verses that follow, Jesus gives us a helpful model for how to talk to God.

Praise God for who He is and what He’s done. Repent of where we’ve fallen short. Ask for what we need. Yield to His will and hear what He has to say. Praise, repent, ask, yield. For an easy way to remember this, think: PRAY.  

Praise
What are you thankful for today?

Repent
Is there any area of your life where you’re lacking faith or wondering if God really is good? If so, take a few minutes to tell Him how you feel. It’s OK. He can take it.

Ask
Is there any area where you lack love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, or self-control? This is the time to ask God for what you need.

Yield
Pause for a minute. What do you feel the Spirit saying to you as you sit in stillness?


2 Comments


Danielle - January 10th, 2022 at 6:09am

Living through a pandemic, I’ve never seen so much sickness… I’m me, my family, my friends, our church family. And it’s keeping me from being able to be really focused on my time with God. Today my prayer is for God to show me how to stay focused and on mission even through fighting sickness in my life.



What is God speaking to you today?

Diane - January 10th, 2022 at 8:53am

This struck me: Praise God for who He is and what He’s done.

God is Good. All Powerful. Love. I want to turn my heart to examine who God is. My prayer is that I understand who God is a little better each day.

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