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Benefits of Using a Prayer Model

Each Sunday for the past month I have been sharing a different prayer model with a group in our church that meets prior to Sunday School. We have been learning by doing. There is no better way to learn prayer than praying. Adopting a prayer model can be a quick and easy way to enhance your prayer life. Here are some models we have been learning and the benefits we have experienced.


A month ago we had open prayer together in a circle. I prompted the flow of the prayer time verbally using the ACTS prayer model as a guiding structure. ACTS stands for Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication.


The next week we learned an old prayer model called The Examen. It

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