1) Set a Time • Many people find they are able to concentrate best in the morning. (However, we are not all “morning-people.”) • I do believe that starting our day with God honors Him by placing Him first.
2) Find a Place • Make sure it is quiet and peaceful. • A regular place to pray helps establish a routine.
3) Have a Plan • The ACTS method of prayer can help you to stay focused (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving & Supplication). • Many people find a prayer journal to be helpful.
That is pretty basic stuff, right? But, if you stick to that process, you will find that eventually it becomes habitual. We must prioritize prayer or God will end up getting only our leftover time. As you begin to spend consistent time with God you will find it to be the best part of your day and you will develop deeper intimacy with your Heavenly Father.
Sheryl Hinkle, Senior Associate Pastor
Together with Barry, Sheryl assists in building and developing the Life Groups at Christian Life. She also helps lead the Bright Women’s ministry with Barbara. (Read More)