Adoration in Prayer and Worship

Adoration in Prayer and Worship

Adoration is the effort of the total man to give total expression to his joyful comprehension and approbation of his vision of God in Jesus Christ.” The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible

As you and I walk through life we can actually have daily communion with Jesus, the Savior of the world and King of the nations.This is an amazing realization. Let’s learn to do it with a heart of adoration in prayer and worship.
 
The prayer room helps us to keep consciously aware of Christ, not only while we are there but also throughout the day. At a time when everything around us is trying to steal our hearts away from God, we want to learn to behold Him throughout the day. The enemy wants to get us so caught up with busyness that we actually lose our purpose in life. As we discipline our prayer and worship life, we begin to move into a deeper level of adoration.

If you and I can move pass our temporary struggles and learn to adore God for His attributes, we will rise up into a new dimension of relationship with Him. He wants us to recapture adoration in our heart just like the first moments when we were saved out of darkness. Adoration is God-centered rather than self-centered. The following video will help you to live a life of adoration.

Adoration in Prayer and Worship

This 5-minute animated video will help you to adore God in prayer and worship. It’s called: Adoration in Prayer and Worship.

This Intercessors Arise course will help you grow in learning how to powerfully pray God’s Word. It’s called: How to Powerfully Pray God’s Word for Breakthrough.” There is a great discount right now. Check it out here:

How to Powerfully Pray God’s Word for Breakthrough

“A season of 24-7 prayer can be a useful tool for bringing Christ back into the midst of our ongoing lives as individuals and as communities. And prayer rooms are an interesting expression of God’s intention, which has always been to walk in continual communion with His people.” Peter Greig and Dave Roberts

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)
www.intercessorsarise.org

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10 Ways to Pray-Read the Word of God

10 Ways to Pray-Read the Word of God

“Praying the Bible helps our prayer lives because it brings an entirely new focus to what we are praying.” Wesley and Stacey Campbell

Did you know that God wants us to talk with Him as we read His Word? He loves it when we dialogue with Him over what we are reading. He wants us to actively talk with Him in our heart. We gain so much strength as we read His Word and engage in conversation with Him. It’s so simple but makes so much difference in our prayer lives.

The Bible gives us the conversation material for our prayer lives. Prayer becomes easier and more enjoyable as we do this. We speak and pray God’s Truth back to Him. We commune and abide with Him on a deep level. Over time we see great change in our lives and especially in our prayer life.

When the famous missionary, David Livingstone, started travelling across Africa he had 73 of his most valued books with him, weighing 180 pounds. After his party had gone 300 miles, he decided to throw away some of his books because he was totally exhausted from carrying them. As he continued, his library grew smaller and smaller. By the end of His journey He had one book left, his most important one – His Bible! Having our Bibles and pray-reading God’s Word should be our most precious possession as well.

When we pray-read the Bible, God teaches us in a way that is tailor-made for us personally. We say new things to Him and we pray with more creativity. It’s amazing. The Holy Spirit prays through us and gives us new insights as we pray, but how can we do this in the most effective way? How do we pray-read God’s Word?

How to Pray-Read the Word of God

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide (live) in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you” (John 15:7).

Here are 10 ways to pray-read the Bible:

  1. Pray the promises to believe – When we read a promise in the Bible, we turn it into a conversation with Jesus.
  2. Thank God and declare trust – With the promises in Scripture, we thank God for the promise and declare our trust in it.
  3. Ask for more understanding – We ask for more understanding of a particular truth.
  4. Pray the exhortations to obey while reading – These exhortations can relate to our speech, work, food, attitudes, service, relationships, and more.
  5. Commit to obey the truth – Make simple declarations of our resolve to obey it.
  6. Ask God for empowerment – We ask God to help us to obey by giving us wisdom, motivation, and power to obey.
  7. Pray slowly and softly – Short phrases are good. We don’t need to shout or preach to God.
  8. Take time to journal – Record your thoughts as you pray-read the Bible. Journaling helps us to capture the truths that God wants to give us.
  9. Pray-read the descriptions of Jesus – There are 30 descriptions of Jesus in Revelation 1-3 alone. We can worship God with these descriptions and ask Him for more insight into what they mean to our lives.
  10. Use the acronym A-R-K – Think of the Ark of the Covenant where God’s presence dwelt, and then do the following three things:

    A – Agreement – Agree with who Jesus is in a specific way. Declare truth about who He is.

    R – Revelation – Ask for revelation as to each of the 30 descriptions. Ask for more insight and a spirit of wisdom and revelation (Ephesians 1:17).

    K – Keep the prophesy – Ask for help to apply the commands and plans of Jesus in the book of Revelation, and ask Him to give you faith and help you to obey.

I encourage you to start pray-reading the Word of God on a regular basis. You will be amazed at all that God has to say to you from His Word as you dialogue with Him. You will grow in your effectiveness in prayer, as God leads you into thrilling depths and greater heights in your relationship with Him.

This Intercessors Arise course will help you to develop a life that powerfully prays God’s Word.Pray-reading the Bible and a multitude of other dynamic teachings to help you grow in praying the Bible are included. It’s called: How to Powerfully Pray God’s Word for Breakthrough.” Check it out here:

How to Powerfully Pray God’s Word for Breakthrough

“The Bible is actually a whole book of spiritual words! The Bible will teach you the language of God so that you can effectively communicate to Him. When you speak from the Bible in your prayers, you will be led to an entirely different place in prayer—one you might’ve not thought was humanly possible, simply because the language of the Bible is so absolutely different than our own.” Wesley and Stacey Campbell 

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)
www.intercessorsarise.org