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Prayer takes planning

One of the guiding principles in the World Team Ministry Framework is prayer.  We describe it this way:

Prayer is real conversation with God and is vital to growing relationship with Him and ministry in His name.  Prayer reflects our belonging and submission to Him, our need for direction and provision, and our acknowledgement that we can do nothing without Him.prayer-in-groups

We believe that personal and corporate prayer manifest obedience and humility, submitting ourselves to God and His agenda, and for His power.  Such dependence nurtures alertness to the spiritual dimensions of our undertakings and equips us with wisdom and knowledge for our calling.  Above all, prayer changes things because it is God’s desire that we ask Him to work.

 It is a growing dependence that we seek in prayer; a dependence that reminds us of our constant need of the work of the Spirit.  However, prayer takes planning.  When I don’t ‘plan’ prayer into my day, it gets overlooked.  We all know how true that is.  Most of the time, it’s simply a reflection of the fact that prayer is not a priority in our daily lives.  To become more dependent though, prayer must become a reflex.

A week from today, we as a WT Global community will join in prayer for the needs of the ministries God has entrusted us with.  We need to ‘plan’ prayer into our day next Thursday or Friday; to set aside time, however short or long, to be with others to pray.

I received a note from the France team earlier this week and know that they have ‘set aside’ next Thursday to pray.  Is it in your ‘agenda’ already?

Prayer is a real conversation and is vital to growing relationship with Him. 

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  1. “Prayer is real conversation with God and is vital to growing relationship with Him and ministry in His name. Prayer reflects our belonging and submission to Him, our need for direction and provision, and our acknowledgement that we can do nothing without Him.[prayer-in-groups]

    We believe that personal and corporate prayer manifest obedience and humility, submitting ourselves to God and His agenda, and for His power. Such dependence nurtures alertness to the spiritual dimensions of our undertakings and equips us with wisdom and knowledge for our calling. Above all, prayer changes things because it is God’s desire that we ask Him to work.

    It is a growing dependence that we seek in prayer; a dependence that reminds us of our constant need of the work of the Spirit. However, prayer takes planning. When I don’t ‘plan’ prayer into my day, it gets overlooked. We all know how true that is. Most of the time, it’s simply a reflection of the fact that prayer is not a priority in our daily lives. To become more dependent though, prayer must become a reflex.”

    From John D Wilson via iPad

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