We are spending 21 days in prayer and fasting. Here are 5 tips to make the most of your prayer time:
1 – Pray Out Loud: Certainly God knows your heart and your thoughts, but your mind is much less likely to drift if you actually speak your prayers to God.
2 – Posture Yourself For Prayer: Kneeling before God in prayer is a way to demonstrate dependency and humility. If you have a difficult time keeping your attention focused, you might walk or pace as you pray.
3 – Play Background Worship Music: The songs we sing to God in worship set a tone and atmosphere for our prayers. The lyrics in these songs can often prompt a specific prayer and help focus your mind and heart.
4 – Declare Scripture As You Pray: You can use God’s own words to form your prayers or to lead you to pray for something specific. For example, our theme verse for these 21 days is Isaiah 41:18 NIV: “I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs.” You can easily turn this into a prayer: “God, I’m believing for You to make the rivers flow in my life, etc.…”
5 – Be Specific: Don’t be generic in your prayers to God. Be bold and specific as you approach Him. Even write down specific prayer requests that you’re praying so that you can see as God answers them specifically for you.