A guide for Extended Prayer

A guide for Extended Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

 Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name

  • Talk to God about your relationship with Him as His child. How do you feel about calling Him your Father?
    • Talk to God about ways He has acted as your good Father.
    • Ask God how He feels about you as His child.
    • Talk with God about the spiritual family you have.
    • Pray about what God is like. His power. His goodness. His Holiness.
    • Ask God about how you are doing at representing His name.
  • Your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven
    • Ask God to help you seek His kingdom in your thoughts. Your desires. Your actions.
    • Admit areas where you are seeking your own kingdom and will over His. Ask Him to change your motivation.
    • Pray about how you can participate in His kingdom and will
    • Pray for those in your life who are not in God’s kingdom
    • Ask for God to reach them
  • Give us this day our daily bread
    • What do you need to faithfully live in God’s kingdom? Ask God for that.
    • Who in your life doesn’t have what they need? Ask God to show you how you can help them.
    • What areas of your life are you living in excess? Ask God to show you what is really necessary for you to spend on yourself. Ask for help being content.
    • Thank God for everything He has given you.
  • Forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors
    • What is hard about asking for forgiveness? Pray about it.
    • Are there sins in your life you have become comfortable with?
    • Ask God to search you and show you areas you need to repent of.
    • Pray for forgiveness. Talk with God about the ways that it’s hard for you to live for Him. Ask for His help.
    • Receive God’s grace. Thank Him for already paying for the cost of your sin through Jesus. Talk about how you feel about Jesus’ death and resurrection.
    • Who in your life might you need to forgive? Pray for them. Ask for God’s help.
  • Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
    • What temptations do you know are a problem for you? Ask for God’s strength.
    • How can you be more alert for temptation? Ask God to help you.
    • Remember that God is stronger than Satan. Ask God to help you overcome what Satan wants to do in your life.