Prayer is an important part of your spiritual walk with the Lord. Here are 5 ways to deepen your relationship and grow in this discipline:
Take a Stroll Outdoors
Before you pray, it’s important to clear your mind. One of the best ways to do so is to get outside and away from indoor distractions. This is even more critical now that most of us are spending our time inside! Take a walk or wheel around your block and observe the beauty God has given us, and spend your time in conversation with Him. If you feel called, pray over your neighbors as you pass by their houses!
Pray with Others
Matthew 18:20, says “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Spending time in prayer with others can be a great way to bring glory to God. If you can’t physically be together, try praying over the phone or in a video call together!
Write a Prayer
Writing or journaling your prayers can be a great way to organize your thoughts and feelings. Sit down and try to pray as you write. This is also a great way to keep track of prayers that may be answered in the future!
Try Different Postures
Many of us pray sitting down or standing but a change of posture can influence your state of mind! If you usually pray one way, try switching it up and pray in a different posture such as kneeling, lying down, or with your arms stretched wide.
Read or Recite the Lord’s Prayer
There are many liturgical prayers available for various situations and scenarios; however, a tried and true prayer always remains:
“Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.”
We celebrate the power of prayer at Barnabas and we continue to lift up and pray for our Barnabas family (campers, missionaries, staff, Med Team) during this time. If you have a specific prayer request, you can send it to [email protected] and we will continue to lift you up in prayer!