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"methods' of praying.

Discussion in 'Prayer Wall' started by bananaman, Mar 16, 2002.

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  1. bananaman

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    A guy came to our church as a gueast speaker and said that he gets the daily newspaper and prays about each of the stories.
    I liked the idea , so I started doing it too.Although, not every single day.I also started checking out magazines in the store.
    Anyone else do this? any other ideas on "methods' for praying.
     
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  2. Didymus

    Didymus can t spell--can t type

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    My goodness you must have a busy prayer time. I live on a main road and whenever the ambulence goes by I try to pray for the victims. When it is a fire truck I pray for the rescuers as well.
     
  3. bananaman

    bananaman Member

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    I have a situation right now where I can spend a lot of time in prayer. It is not stressful at all because I put on worship music and I just slowly work my way through during worship time.Sometimes I go off on tangents for a while but then I usually come back to the next news story after a while.
     
  4. MizDoulos

    MizDoulos <font color=6c2dc7><b>Justified by grace through f

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    Many years ago, I learned about "arrow" prayers. These are prayers you say when you're "on the run." In other words, sending quick prayers and talking to God when you're out and about. Many times I'm in my car driving somewhere and I'll think of someone whom I'd like to say a little prayer. God still hears us whether we're in a closet with the door closed talking to Him, or outside somewhere carrying on our daily business. I think "arrow" prayers are neat.
     
  5. Didymus

    Didymus can t spell--can t type

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    I do arrow prayers all the time. I know someone who uses the bathroom time because she knows she will have a few minutes quiet :smile;.
     
  6. amie

    amie Survivor

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    arrow prayers...good idea...I know most of my praying is done in the evening, or even later when i am in bed, there have been times that I have even fallen asleep while I am praying and when I wake up, I can continue on...

    Amie :wave:
     
  7. solo66 man

    solo66 man Well-Known Member

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    I don't see how anyone could spend the time nesessary to seriously pray on every article in the news paper. I use up an hour without trying. Perhaps, he is only talking about the front page? Otherwise, just going through naming all the articles, alone, would take quite some time.
     
  8. bananaman

    bananaman Member

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    You made me chuckle with this comment. I'm sure it is ok if I don't get to all the articles. I have no idea how much time he spends or how meticulus he is. Except that he did talk about doing more than a five minute perusal. It is just an idea that I liked and have been doing.
     
  9. fieldmouse3

    fieldmouse3 Contributor

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    I talk to God like I would talk to a friend....I tell Him all about what's going on in my life, I talk over the things that are confusing me or giving me trouble, and I thank HIm for everything He's given me.
    Sometimes, I feel like I need a little boost to get me back on track. So, I started doing something recently that I call "praise nights." I read through the Psalms, and pick out the ones that REALLY praise God, as opposed to the ones that deal with asking God for help in affliction. I read them out loud to Him, as if I were praying those words. I sing bits and pieces of the praise songs I learned during my years in church youth groups, and I just focus on Him. I use very few of my own words during this time, because that tends to make me focus on myself more. Praise nights are al labout God! I always feel really renewed and focused on what's important after a praise night. I had one last night, as a matter of fact!
     
  10. StogusMaximus

    StogusMaximus Well-Known Member

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    I have a prayer notebook where I keep the list of people and things I want to pray about. When the prayers are answered I add the date they were answered. It is a great way to see how God hears you and answers you.

    As far as praying for every article in a newspaper, my take on it is that you don't need to pray in detail for every article. God knows what you are going to say before you say it. I would read the paper and take note of the articles and the people who you want to pray for. Later when you pray about these people simply ask God to help the people you read about. God knows who you are talking about and He knows what their needs are.

    "...for your Father knows what you need before you ask him." Matthew 6:8
     
  11. bananaman

    bananaman Member

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    Thanks. I'm going to take this suggestion for praying for news.
     
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