Developing Your Awakening Experience
Awakening is an intentional time of focusing on God. We give space to observe what He's doing in our busy lives. Awakening is a time of stopping normal and good things in order to give priority and focus for a short time to God to direct our lives. Often developing a plan of special emphasis on prayer, fasting, and/or abstaining is helpful to guide this time.
Below you'll find a few simple questions to help you develop your personal Awakening Experience as well as an acronym for prayer that may be helpful as we work towards developing a habit of prayer in our lives.
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How do I want to grow in prayer or develop a habit of prayer these next 21 days?
How could I participate in fasting?
Is there anything God might be asking me to abstain from?
Set a timer for 1-10 min and simply be still. Sit quietly with God and make yourself aware and available to His presence.
Where do you see God's goodness? Be practical, be simple, and be honest. Where is God good? From little to big what can you be thankful for?
6 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 NLT
Pray this simple prayer a few times. As you pray intentionally shift control to God. Yield, or submit, yourself to God's leadership and authority.
"Lord, may your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven."
Revisit your answers to the 3 previous questions and review them. Write them down, plan ahead, and we hope you can join us Wednesday evenings for prayer and worship. For more details click here.