How To Pray

*The following is a useful prayer structure to follow individually or in small group:

PRAISE & THANKSGIVING

Begin by praising God for who He is, His attributes or character. 
Thank God for all that He has done, is doing or will do. 
Thank Him for gifts both great and small.

CONFESSION

Confess silently if in a group. Specifically name the sin, repent (change your mind; 
turn away from) ask for and receive forgiveness.

INTERCESSION

Plead your case before God as Judge. 
Align yourself with God’s will by praying in line with Holy Scripture. 
Advocate for yourself, your family, friends, neighbors, your sphere of influence, 
your leaders and your nation. Persevere!

SIT WITH JESUS

Listen. Reflect on what His heart is telling you.

CLOSE PRAYER TIME in Jesus’ holy name.