Prayer | The Practical Disciple - Part 4

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Small Group Prayer: 5 Tips for Praying with Others

For several months now I have been praying with three guys via phone on Wednesday mornings. This is one of the riches spiritual practices for me at the moment. If you’re not in a prayer group, I highly recommend finding or starting one.

Wisdom: When I share personal prayer needs, these guys almost always have good Godly wisdom for me. Or, when they pray about my needs, the Holy Spirit seems to lead them to prayer more clearly than I have been able to.
Support: Perhaps, this is inherent to my statement above; nevertheless, I want to pull this out for attention. Hearing yourself prayed for is a powerful and moving experience. You feel less alone and problems seem so much smaller.

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Tips On Prayer Free Until Midnight, How to Order w/o a Kindle

A lot of people have voiced a desire to get a copy of “Tips On Prayer, A Quickstart Guide to Improving Your Prayer Life, but they think they can’t because they don’t have a kindle. No problem. Watch the video above where I explain click-by-click what to do to get a free Kindle reading app for your smart phone, computer or tablet.
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How to Easily Squeeze An Extra 973 Hours of Prayer Into Your Life

I Tie My ShoesI know what you are thinking, “How can you possibly “EASILY” squeeze in nearly 1000 hours of prayer/”  The answer…pray every time you tie your shoes.  Believe it or not, I just read in the April issue of Success Magazine that we spend 973 hours tying our shoes in our lifetime.
So, if you want to give God almost 1000 extra hours of prayer, just pray every time you shod those beautiful feet of yours.  I have always been a proponent of linking prayer to daily tasks, but never realized the cumulative effect. Imagine the thousands of hours you could give God, if you prayed while doing several common tasks: 

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Try This Reader’s Tip as Another Great Way to Remember to Pray

picture of women's wrist watch on white background

Yesterday’s post seems to have really struck a chord. Given yesterday’s surge in readers, it appears that many of us struggle with remembering. Among comments I received was another great tip from PD reader, Beth Kaiser. Beth wrote,

“Today’s message reminded me of a friend who, when there was a particularly pressing prayer need, such as someone having surgery, special test, job interview, etc,. he would wear his watch on the opposite wrist. Then every time he would look for his watch and find a bare wrist he would whisper a prayer for that need.”

The nice thing about this trigger is

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The Wrestling Match in My Prayer Closet


There is a wrestling match going on in my prayer closet that would rival any bout of the World Wide Wrestling Federation. I really want to be writing a post about how my prayer closet catapulted me into deeper intimacy with God, wonderful epiphanies, and a touch of that peace that surpasses all understanding. No such luck. Unfortunately, my prayer closet has mostly been a gruesome clash of forces.

If you could watch the spiritual reality of what goes on in my prayer closet I think you would find yourself ringside watching me wrestle myself. God is patiently sitting in the ring repeatedly saying, “When you get tired of doing that

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Ten Ways God Responds to Prayer

I suspect that I miss alot of the times when God is speaking. Sometimes I am not looking. Sometimes I am distracted. And if truth be told, sometimes I am avoiding God. It doesn’t happen too often that I am avoiding God, but every once in a while I get in a slump of sorts and find myself resisting time with God. When I am listening though here are ten ways I have noticed God responding to prayer.

1. Through the Word

I had a friend who was growing in prayer and one of the first conscious experiences of knowng God was trying to speak to him came when he had verses of Scripture ‘coincidentally’ come across his path in

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