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Prayer Time Teachable Moments

posted Oct 27, 2011, 9:34 AM by Tim Isbell   [ updated Oct 14, 2017, 7:30 PM ]
For some parishioners, the pastoral morning prayer time is the only time in the week when they quiet their hearts and pray.  Others pray throughout the week but are stuck in a dry routine of delivering lists to God.  So why not use the pastoral prayer time to model and teach people to pray in ways that enrich their prayer lives throughout the week? 

I'm not suggesting that we package a mini-sermon every week on prayer into the worship flow.  But we can use a minute or two before the congregational prayer to set the stage for something we are about to model.  To do this we must spend half an hour each week in preparation, most of it in quiet, reflective prayer asking God for direction.  When I take the time to do this, God always directs and it invariably leads to a vibrant congregational prayer time.  And  I'm sure God looks forward to these prayer times with his people, too.

For ideas on how to do this, click on the link to Prayer Tips for All.