EQUIPPING & ENGAGING YOU IN 40 DAYS OF PRAYER.
“How to pray throughout the day”
“Rejoice always, pray continually….” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
Paul’s guidance to the Thessalonians has caused some anxiety amongst followers today because they can’t imagine what it means to pray continually. They envision the requirement involves praying as 18th-century spiritual leaders who often woke very early in the morning and prayed for hours, only to repeat the same later in the day and evening. They can’t imagine talking with God for long periods of time after all “what do I have to say to Him”.
As we have been learning on this journey, there is more than one way to talk with God and the wonderful news is that He does not expect us to adhere to a format, posture or even schedule. He wants humility, sincerity and honesty and will guide us to find ways to pray in this manner.
This week’s lesson touches on what it means to pray continuously and offers suggestions on how to do that. When you listen to the lesson and reflect on what is being taught you will look at the ideas and say “ “I can do that”.
To assist you with this week’s study, download the material below and listen to the video link include for this week.
HERE IS THE MATERIAL NECESSARY FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION.
1. Week 5 video is called: “How to pray throughout your day“
2. Download this copy of Week 5 – How to Pray Throughout Your Day (blanks).
3. Download this copy of Week 5 – How to Pray Throughout Your Day (blank responses)
4. Download this copy of Week 5 – How to Pray Throughout Your Day (sermon transcript)
5. Download this copy of Week 5 – How to Pray Throughout Your Day (small gp guide)
6. Daily thoughts – the daily thoughts are available in weekly increments. However, you can find them daily on the MCF FACEBOOK PAGE.
One great way to grow is to discuss your faith understanding with others. Several people have started a small group to look at the 40 Day of Prayer study and are finding their time together rewarding. If you’d like to engage in a discussion group you may join us on-line Monday evenings as we gather for an hour, starting at 8 PM Atlantic time. We connect using a video conferencing tool call Zoom. You will need to download a Zoom app for your computer or mobile devise to participate. Those wishing to join can advise us by contacting the MCF office and indicating you wish to join in the Zoom discussion. An email with further instruction will be sent to you.
DAILY REFLECTIONS – WEEK 5
Find a quiet place where you know you will be uninterrupted.
Have your bible and journal ready.
Read the suggested verse several times.
Consider reading the verse using different versions of the bible.
Contemplate the questions being asked and then record or verbalize your response.
NOTE: the same questions are asked each day.
DAY 29 – Jeremiah 29:13
DAY 30 – John 15:7
DAY 31 – Proverbs 8:17
DAY 32 – Daniel 9:4
DAY 33 – Daniel 9:9
DAY 34 – Daniel 9:18
DAY 35 – Daniel 9:20-23