For My house will be called a house of prayer
We want Shandon Baptist Church to be "a house of prayer" (Isaiah 56:7). That begins with each of us being a person of prayer. Will you join me in committing to praying daily in 2015?
Watch or read Dr. Lincoln's tips below.
Tips for taking your prayer life to the next level in 2015
1. Set a goal for prayer.
In 2014, mine was 60 minutes of prayer weekly, which meant 10 minutes of prayer 6 days a week.
2. Get by yourself.
Set aside dedicated time alone to be in prayer without distractions.
3. Be quiet & still.
Worship music may help you. It distracts me. Whether there's soft music playing or silence, makes sure that your environment is as distraction-free as possible. Put your phone in another room if possible--or at the very least, silence it.
4. Pray out loud (or journal).
I like to pray out loud like I'm talking to a friend. It keeps my mind from wandering quite so much. I know others who like to journal their prayers. Find a method that works for you.
5. Pray "developmental" prayers.
Set some spiritual goals for 2015 and pray about them regularly. Over the past year I've been praying about 2 specific ways I'd like God to help me grow, and I've seen His faithfulness to help me in these areas.
God bless you as you seek to grow your prayer life this coming year.
Download the new Prayer Guide for January, February & March 2015.
Hard copies are available at the ministry stations in the Gathering Place at Shandon Baptist Church.