The Evangelical Universalist Forum

5 Tips for Daily Prayer


#1

In 5 Tips for Daily Prayer, it gives five tips for daily prayer:

Pray on your knees
Sing
Reconnect
Create a special space
Pray with others

This is the Reader’s Digest version. More info is found in the original article.


#2

That’s cool! I pray when I’m walking to my classes. I also pray holistically. I get a Word from the Father and then pronounce it upon whatever or whoever I see. However, if I’m going hard-core prayer (intercession) then I do it in my room while getting excited in the Spirit. I ask Abba some questions about why things happen the way they did. Then I get into an argument. Then emotional. Then I get existential. Then I give up. Then the peace of God descends upon me. Then I worship Jesus. Then I get really excited and start jabbering off at that point. Then I start thinking about people who need intercession and start praying over them. Then if I’m still in the spiritual high I start to sing and jump up and down. Then I get tired and lay down. Then I let my mind wander. Then I start to get a sinking feeling. Then I fall asleep. If God wills it, I dream and visualize things. After I wake up, I get hermeneutical and start “seeing” or perceiving meaning for the images I saw. Then I start to see a bigger picture formed and how God wants to bring the Kingdom to earth through me and the Church. He gives me identity in Jesus and I pursue it through action in whatever way God calls me. Sometimes prayer, talking to others, rarely I might give an offering (I don’t make any money that’s why), volunteer for something whether through the church or some service organization, study the Bible and God’s laws, or I might just go do my homework.

But yeah, the article is cool. I really like the idea of creating a special space. I might be wrong but I think the term is a “prayer closet.” For me, there’s nothing greater than listening and talking to God. Anyone feel me?

What ways do you like to pray, Randy?


#3

Great find Randy. Thanks for sharing.


#4

If it’s not in a church setting or gathering of friends, I like to pray in the silence, as the holy spirit guides me.


#5

Thanks for posting these tips and article link Randy and thank you for sharing your insightful reply Nick. I’m finding this very helpful this evening.