Global Prayer Network
While going through a tough transition, you may have wanted to die but something in your spirit said, “No.” Do you want to live? Jesus came that you might have life and life more abundantly. But here’s a secret: your breakthrough comes through your prayer closet. He who began a good work shall complete it, and despite your situation, you are magnified in the sight of God. Get in your closet.
A Prayer Walk
A Time-Tailored Guide to Prayer, Praise, and Devotion to God
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 debts, as we forgive our debtors…And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil… For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen. - Matt. 6:8
There is no better instructor on prayer than Jesus Christ himself. The Lord’s Prayer (as quoted above from Matthew 6:8) lays a practical foundation for establishing a prayer life with God. Upon this basis we have constructed a prayer walk—a spiritual guideline through the seven phases of the Lord’s pattern for prayer, interspersed with periods of refreshing song and praise.
We invite you to take a prayer walk...
Please know that this Prayer Walk we present is a suggestion. We have structured it according to a one-hour time allotment. The time segments listed in each phase serve merely as a rhetorical guide. Feel free to respond and participate in your own way and according to your own time preferences.
Heavenly Father, My goal is to know You and to cultivate my relationship with You. Help this time of prayer to be an occasion for me to praise You, seek Your heart, and come to know You better.
Our Father which art in heaven…
(Phase I - Focusing on Reverence & Approach: 5 minutes)
The only way to hear God is to draw near to Him. A time of personal praise and reflection will help to cast aside the weight of the world and usher you into God’s presence. Spend some time listening and waiting upon the Lord.
• Worship God in your own way.
You can approach God as His child and reverently communicate your love to Him. He transcends heaven and earth to be a Father to His Children.
• Remind God of who He is, and praise Him for what He means to you.
God is the Creator of the Universe, the King of all Kings, and Lord of Lords. He is worthy of all praise. There is none like Him.
• Thank and Praise God for His many blessings.
God gives exceedingly out of the abundance of His grace. Thank Him for the gift of life, salvation, and mercy in each and every day.
• Celebrate the relationship You Have with Him through the work of His Son, Jesus Christ.
It is only through the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ that we are able to come to God so boldly.
• Remember God’s magnificent purpose for you to be His child.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made and beautiful in God’s sight. He knew you before the world began and has a destiny for your life.
• Rejoice in God’s love and His desire to reveal Himself to you.
God wants to bring you into a deeper relationship with Himself. His Holy Spirit ministers to your heart to convict, comfort, and guide you closer into His presence.
Hallowed be Thy name…
(Phase II - Focusing on Worship, Praise, & Adoration: 5 minutes)
God has numerous names whereby He reveals Himself to us. As you hallow (praise and glorify) each of His names, you will come to know Him better. The blessing of each name will be made manifest in your life.
Below you will see just a few examples of some of the many names of God as illustrated in the Bible. As you think on these names and their meanings, praise God for the names he has defined in your own life. In your own words tell Him, “God, (to me) your are…”
God is the “I am that I am”…He is the ever present, all-knowing, all-powerful Father. His name cannot be contained within a single definition.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven…
(Phase III- Focusing on Ministry, Evangelism and Salvation: 5 minutes)
In prayer we have the opportunity to seek God and His kingdom above all other kingdoms of this world. Jesus said, “…seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things [material] will be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). If we become seekers of God’s kingdom instead of the kingdoms of this world, we become trustworthy of His will and plan.
Tell God you desire to do His will today, and pray that His kingdom be established in you.
Sing and encourage yourself in the Lord
(Phase IV- Encouraging yourself in the Lord: 5 minutes)
Psalm 96:1 says, “Sing unto the Lord a new song.” Sing to the Lord whatever is in your heart. Lift up your voice. He delights to hear you!
Give us this day our daily bread…
(Phase V- Focusing on provision and intercession for others: 10 minutes)
God is our source for all things through Jesus Christ His Son. As a loving Father, He enjoys meeting our daily physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. Know that God cares about even the smallest detail in your life. Use this time to speak specifically of the needs in your life and the lives of others. Pray with Confidence and humility!
Pray for Financial needs
“Seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).
Pray for Physical needs
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
Pray for Healing from sickness & diseases.
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).
Pray for people on any other prayer lists you may have.
“According as his divine power He has hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness...” (2 Peter 1:3).
Quote or sing scriptures (psalms) or read Proverbs
(Phase VI- Encouraging yourself in the Lord: 5 minutes)
Quote your favorite faith-building scriptures. Continue to sing to the Lord and refresh yourself in Him. “God inhabits the praises of His people” (Psalm 22)!
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors…
(Phase VII - Focusing on Repentance, Forgiveness and Pardoning: 5 minutes)
Pastor Clive Gopaul of Conquering through Prayer Ministries, in Durban, South Africa, says, “If you don’t walk in repentance and forgiveness, you don’t qualify for prayer.” That's a heavy statement, but also a challenging one to live a life of repentance and forgiveness.
This phase of the prayer walk deals with our confession and repentance of sin and God’s forgiveness of our sins. We also forgive the personal offenses of others.
God has a standing offer of grace to forgive us when we come to Him honestly confessing our sins, and humbly requesting His forgiveness. 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
However, God declares that our readiness to forgive others controls whether or not we are able to receive His forgiveness. The Bible commands, “And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against any one; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses” (Mark 11:25). And also: “So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if you from your hearts forgive not everyone his brother their trespasses” (Matthew 18:35). We can forgive because we are forgiven.
Quote or read scripture.
(Phase VIII- Encouraging Yourself in the Lord: 5 minutes)
Build yourself up by reading God’s word. Again, sing songs to refresh your spirit in worship.
And lead us not into temptation… but deliver us from evil…
(Phase IX - Focusing on Warfare, Guidance and Protection: 5 minutes)
This is a time to ask for God’s protection on your heart and mind. Even Jesus Himself prayed for our protection: “I pray not that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil” (John 17:15). As we pray, we find the spiritual strength to obey the command of Romans 6:12-13: “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. Do not yield your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but yield yourselves to God as men who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments of righteousness.”
For thine is the kingdom…and the power…and the glory…forever. Amen.
(Phase X - Focusing on praise and victory: 5 minutes)
As you emerge from your spiritual prayer walk, gain a godly perspective for the day. In your heart, put the kingdom of God ahead of all the kingdoms of the world. Revel in the fact that God is all-powerful. He gives us the power to walk according to His Word. Jesus commissioned us: “But you shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
Ask for a fresh infilling of His Holy Spirit.
Give all the glory and praise to God.
“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for they pleasure they are and were created” (Revelation 4:11). “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing” (Revelation 5:12).
“That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father ” (Philippians 2:10-11).
Commit to living a victorious life in Jesus.
Rejoice in Him!!!
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