When Prayer Time Seems Lifeless
Ever sat down to pray, and in two minutes, you are done. It felt lifeless. You were just doing your duty.
You know that prayer is essential for life. So you try to develop a habit of prayer that is meaningful. But it just doesn’t seem to come together.
Jesus taught His disciples to pray in Matthew 6:9-13. That prayer can be used as a model to give us a simple guideline. For one week, try using this model for your personal prayer.
Don’t allow it to be a routine. Invite the Holy Spirit into your prayer time. Use the outline and change the contents regularly.
Worship (Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.)
*Acknowledge your relationship with your Father.
*Thank him that you can call him “Father”
*Praise him for who He is.
*Thank him for what He has done.
Presence (Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.)
*Invite his kingdom and presence into every area of your life.
*Allow God to take the lead in every decision.
*Invite Him into every area of difficulty.
Providence (Give us this day our daily bread)
*See God as your complete provider.
*Your daily sustenance is from God
*Express every need to Him
Forgiveness (and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.)
*Wilfully forgive those who have offended you.
*Ask forgiveness for your sins.
*Confess every known sin to God.
Deliverance (And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.)
*The “evil one” is constantly trying to trap you.
*Pray for God’s hedge of protection around your family.
*Since God has the ultimate authority, he can deliver
*God’s kingdom, power, and glory surpasses everything.