A 5-minute guided prayer that could change your life

  • Find a quiet spot without distractions.
  • Turn on some worship music in the background.
  • Clear your mind. Give yourself a moment to focus before you pray.
  • Slowly go through the following 5 prayers…

01. Become Aware of God’s Presence

Take a moment to stop, breathe deeply, and centre yourself. Become aware of God and His presence (Holy Spirit) as you settle into this time of prayer and reflection. God loves you and is inviting you in this moment to experience Him. Once you are settled, ask Him to speak to you. Intimacy with God and Knowing his voice is key to a ‘Life on Mission’.

02. Consider Others

Take a moment to consider those in your world who don’t know Jesus yet. (Friends, family, colleagues, classmates, etc) Ask the Holy Spirit to identify 3 people that you could pray specifically for today. Pray that their hearts would be softened toward God and that God would draw them towards Him. ‘A Life on Mission’ is lived with others in mind.

03. Ask for Meaningful Conversations

The Holy Spirit is always at work in the lives of those around you (including those 3 people). Take a moment to ask the Holy Spirit WHAT is He doing in their lives and HOW you can join Him there. Ask for opportunities to have meaningful conversations about Jesus. Empathy and intention are hallmarks of a ‘A Life on Mission’.

04. Meditate on Fruits of the Spirit

Take a moment to meditate on the fruits of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control). They remind us that a ‘Life on Mission’ is not about ‘converting people’ but ‘genuinely connecting’ through love. Ask God for opportunities for these to be developed in you and displayed through you today.

05. Pray for Courage

Take a moment to acknowledge that you have taken time to listen to God’s voice and to pray for 3 people. You have asked for opportunities for meaningful conversation and for the fruits of the Spirit to be developed in you. These prayers have positioned you for action. Ask God for the courage to act and respond to what the Holy Spirit asks of you today.

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