Four quick tips from Prayer Guide Lowell Snow:
1. Let God speak first. After you ask the congregation to bow for prayer, begin with an easily understood scripture or short passage. (pg.71 in Prayer Guide book)
2. Guide the prayer time. The most effective form of congregational prayer is guided silent prayer. If you use this technique regularly, it will help your people learn to pray Biblicly in their personal lives. (pg.63 in P.G. book)
3. Use a Biblical progression. As you guide the silent prayer, use a progression like Jesus used in the model prayer. Many find the ACTS acrostic helpful:
4. Supplications: Personal and Kingdom. One of the greatest advantages to silent prayer times is that individuals can talk to God about personal issues. Guide them to do this, but don't conclude a prayer time without also guiding them to pray specificly for some Kingdom need.
The Forgotten Altar - Congregational Prayer at the Heart of Worship This new book cuts through the usual prayer rhetoric to show you the why and how of congregational prayer in a way that's interesting, Biblical, and achievable for every church.
Prayer Guide - A Manual for Leading Prayer is considered by some to be the most practical book on leading prayer available today. Click here to be transferred to a page where you can read several chapters for free.
All God's People Want to Pray - Read chapter 21 from the Prayer Guide book. It tells how God revealed a very simple way to guide his people into life changing encounters with Him.
The Most Effective tool of a Prayer Guide - Read a short article by Prayer Guide Lowell Snow on the subject of guiding a silent prayer time.
Biblical Benedictions and Salutations - This is a list of verses for use in guiding prayer times.
Sample Prayer Times - Here are some prayer time outlines. The first five are from the Journey Into the Presence of God conference of prayer.
First person Prayer Time - Here's a prayer time written out in first person so the prayer leader can read it word for word to lead their group or congregation in a 12 minute prayer time. I wrote it for the Day of Fasting and Prayer, Jan.31, 2010.
Click here to ask a question - Prayer Guide Lowell Snow will get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours. Be sure to include your email address.
Journey Into the Presence of God
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"We all know that we should pray. We all know much about prayer. I urge you to let Lowell Snow lead you and your people 'to pray',..."
Dr. Larry E. Kindrick