Psalm 91: Six Steps to Prayer
Psalm 91 Prayer Resource
Six Simple Steps to Prayer
Psalm 91, that selection of Scripture so bursting with promise and power, is a natural choice for prayer. The presenting problem is that few of us grew up with Scripture prayer. Few of us have found models to follow in acquiring the facility to pray Scripture.
With my first exposure to a person of prayer fluently praying Scripture, I knew that prayer power was flowing as I had never experienced before. Needless to say, I was transfixed. Why was this type of prayer so potent? How do you develop the same freedom in Scripture prayer as I was hearing?
A hungry heart seeks satisfaction. Mine did and over time I was blessed to be in prayer with those adepts who were years ahead of me in experience. Their prayer gift rubbed off on me, as gifts tend to do. Either the gift rubbed off or God just generously and quickly expanded that gift in me.
So far, so good! Then came the season of passing on the gift. No so easy!
Prayer gifting that I picked up by osmosis over time I now needed to pass on in workshops of just a few hours. Help Lord!
What I share here is based on instruction I got from the Lord and implemented in many settings over the years. If your heart is hungry for spontaneous prayer based on Scripture, follow these simple six steps.
Step One: Print off a verse from a translation you are comfortable with. Psalm 91 :Five Translations can give you a good start. Print your verse in a large font: 14 or higher. Your font should be large enough for very easy reading. Also double or triple space so there is plenty of room for making notes. And, preferably use three-hole punch paper so you can cache these work sheets in a binder.
Step Two: Set aside fifteen or twenty minutes of uninterrupted solitude. Get comfortable with your work sheet in front of you. Relax! And then, slowly read over your Psalm 91 verse. Enjoy each word, each phrase. Let it soak in like water on a dry sponge.
Repeat the process several times. Notice the words or phrases that are especially grabbing your attention. Keep the process slow and focused. This is not busy work. This is more like slowly chewing on a wonderful gourmet dish, enjoying every second of the experience.
Step Three: Repeat Step Two. This time underline or some way mark the words or phrases from Psalm 91 that are resonating in your spirit.
Repeat these words and phrases, slowly, with focus, with a listening heart.
Step Four: By now you may be noticing other words rising up in your spirit as you repeatedly read over your verse. Trust that most of these words are inspired by the Holy Spirit, who is training you to hear the Word of the Lord in Psalm 91 as it applies to your own life. This is the living Word of God. Your challenge is to record these words in some way so you can later figure out what part of the verse(s) they are connected to. You can do it!
Step Five: Write out a prayer based on your verse and integrating some or all of the words you heard as you were doing steps one through four. Your writing can be done on the same worksheet you started with. If you use a separate sheet, keep it close enough to the original to be able to figure out where your prayer came from.
Step Six: Pray your Psalm 91 prayer out loud. Let your own heart hear it. Experience has taught me there is something critically important in praying out loud. Surely, there is a logical explanation. I just don’t have it yet. Working with scores of people over the years, I have seen a marked change occur as someone prayed their prayer aloud.
Pray your new prayer two or three times, then pray it daily.
As you continue with this prayer, it will change. The change will be consistent with what is going on in your life at the time. Make note of the changes on your worksheet. You may have to add pages to keep track of it all.
There will be times when you have trouble praying because of stress and the bundle of emotions that accompany stress. No problem! Open your binder. Look over your Psalm 91 worksheets covered with prayers. One or more of these prayers will grip you and you will find yourself back in an easy flow of prayer that is filled with power and faith.
Summary Note: Granted, this process takes a time commitment, but the steps are simple. Put in the time and watch your prayer life wonderfully expand. You will be praying with more confident expectation than you have known in the past. Well worth your investment!
So, this is the day. Launch your prayer campaign now and experience the sweet savor of promise and power resident in Psalm 91!
Psalm 91: Persevering
Persevering with Psalm 91
In the first viewing of this video I was deeply touched by the opening comments on the amount of time that was invested in producing this sung version of Psalm 91. When you make the commitment and press for the prize of excellence in the things of God, you reach a place where so much more of God flows through you. Press in with the prayer steps laid out in this hub to experience this.
Psalm 91: Memory Work
It is never too soon or too late to begin! After all, we are all children of God at any age. Watch this video and sense Mom's delight in her boys being able to recite Psalm 91. Surely, God our Father takes no less delight in each one of us as we turn our efforts to what He puts in front of us.
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