1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. King James Version (KJV)
1. Choose a sacred word as the symbol of your intention to consent to God’s presence and action within you.
2. Sitting comfortably and with eyes closed, settled briefly and silently introduce the sacred word as the symbol of your consent to God’s presence and action within.
3. When engaged with your thoughts, return ever-so-gently to the sacred word. (Normal flow in our consciousness-distractions) Don’t resist, let them go and tolerate.
4. At the end of the prayer period, remain in silence with eyes closed for a couple of minutes.
God says- I am always with you;
I say- You hold my hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will receive me to glory.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth
that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but you are the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
Praying Scripture Back to God
Psalm 139:13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
Pause to express your thoughts of praise and worship.
Psalm 95:6 I come, worship and bow down, I kneel before the LORD my Maker.
Ask the Spirit to search your heart and reveal any areas that needs His light. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness.
Deuteronomy 31:6 I will be strong and courageous. I will not fear or be in dread of anyone, for it is the Lord my God who goes with me. God will not leave me or forsake me.”
Pause to add your own prayers for personal renewal.
Matthew 28:18-20 “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. I will go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that Jesus says. And behold, Jesus is with me always, to the end of this age.”
Growth in Christ
1. Greater desire to know and please God
2. Greater love and commitment to God
3. Grace to practice God presence
4. Grace to glorify God in my life
5. My activities for this day
6. Special concerns
Romans 8:38-39 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus my Lord.
Churches and Ministries
1. My local church
2. Other churches
3. Evangelism and discipleship ministries
4. Educational ministries
5. Special concerns
Psalm 139:7-10 Where can I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.
1 Corinthians 3:16 I know that I am God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in me.
Pause to reflect upon these biblical affirmations.
Ephesians 3:14-19 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory I am strengthened with power through his Spirit in my inner being, so that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith—that I, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that I may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Pause to offer your own expressions of thanksgiving.
1 Corinthians 13:8-13 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For I know in part and I prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a adult, I gave up childish ways. For now I see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Handbook To Prayer: Praying Scripture Back to God. Kenneth Boa
"you are with me"