Teaching to Learn and Learning to Teach

Four Practical Tips for Intercessory Prayer
March 14, 2010, 11:04 pm
Filed under: Christian Living, Good Advice, tmc, work

1. Ask people how you can pray for them, and then actually pray for them. Sounds simple, but how often do we neglect one or both?

2. When people share a request, look for how they are bearing that burden and how you can pray for them personally. Otherwise your list becomes a hospital/sick ward list. If Bob shares a request for his sister who has cancer, you can pray for his sister, but what does Bob need. How can you pray to encourage him in Christ?

3. This one seems obvious, but ACTUALLY PRAY FOR THEM after you have asked how you can pray for them.

4. Practice the ministry of follow up. It may sound corny to say, “I prayed for you.” People will be encouraged¬†and know you are in prayer for them when you follow up with them and ask them how that conversation went or how their grandma is doing after their grandpa’s death.

HT: Joe Keller and SLS Meetings


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