Day 13 of 40 Days of Discipleship: Conversational prayer

Hebrews 4:14
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
Conversational prayer is like any conversation. Someone speaks and someone listens and then responds based on the topic. One person doesn’t talk all the time. People don’t have to repeat themselves in order to be listened to. The conversation flows between all participants.
One way to practice conversational prayer as a group is to decide to say very short prayers where we listen in between. This avoids having to make the prayer ‘sound right’. In order to practice, make the prayers VERY short, like how much can you say comfortably, without taking a breath. Then pause and let someone else continue. Don’t be afraid of silence. You can take a breath and continue when there is another pause. You will find that it is easier to keep involved, pay attention and to sense God guiding your prayer time. There are many different ways to pray, so use the invitation, “Let us pray conversationally” as a way to help new comers feel comfortable speaking their words out loud.

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