Saturday, March 17, 2012

How to Get Your Prayers Past the Ceiling

Do your prayers seem to hit the ceiling and bounce back in your face? Like a bad basketball shot--nothing but air?

Are you tired of muttering ineffective “Lord, thank you for this day, please gimme“ prayers?

Jesus taught us how to pray. It’s simple, but for some reason many of us don’t do it His way. We get into prayer habits based on what others say, not what Jesus taught. We get terribly out of balance. Usually focusing a lot more on the ask part than the worship, surrender and repent parts. Out of balance like this poor creature.

So we came up with a simple reminder how to pray like Jesus told us. You use your hand as a prompt. The palm and each finger each remind you of the parts of the “Our Father” model prayer Jesus gave us in Matthew 6:9-14.

It's really easy. Palm reminds us of our relationship ("Our Father").  Thumbs up is worship ("who is in heaven, holy is Your name").  Etc.

Here’s a diagram to help visualize this.

Click here to watch short film about how easy this is, and how to teach it to others.

Want to learn more?  Click here to download free "Second Start" discussion guide.

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