Prayer Alphabet

21 Days of Prayer Encounter at COS Day 5

Prayer Alphabet

“Lord, teach us to pray.” Luke 11:1

Draw The Circle Key Thoughts:

“If we change the way we pray, everything changes. It changes the way we work, the way we parent, and the way we lead. It changes the way we prioritize and strategize. It changes the way we think, the way we feel, and the way we speak. Prayer changes everything from the inside out.”

“The word prayer often induces feelings of guilt simply because we don’t do enough of it or because we feel inept when we don’t know what to say. For the record, I’ve never met anyone who felt that they pray too much or too effectively! All of us fall short. But instead of feelings of guilt, the thought of prayer should induce unbridled excitement because nothing is more potent than kneeling before God Almighty.”

While my prayer batting average is no better than anyone else’s, I’m determined to get back into the batter’s box because I can’t get a hit if I don’t take a swing. And if I swing enough times, I’ll hit a few homers and accumulate a lot of RBI’s. So quit worrying about striking out and swing for the fences!”

“I love the story about the grandfather who walked by his granddaughter’s bedroom one night and overheard her praying the alphabet, literally. “Dear God, a,b,c,d,e,f,g.” She prayed all the way to “z” and said, “Amen.” The grandfather said, “Sweetie, why were you praying that way?” The granddaughter replied, “I didn’t know what to say so I figured I’d let God put the letters together however He saw fit.”

“Don’t just brainstorm; praystorm. Prayer is the difference between appointments and divine appointments. Prayer is the difference between good ideas and God-ideas. Prayer is the difference between the favor of God and the luck of the draw. Prayer is the difference between closed doors and open doors. Prayer is the difference between possible and impossible. Prayer is the difference between the best we can do and the best God can do.”

Prayer Focus: Praystorm for God ideas of how best He wants to use you at Encounter. Praystorm for God to create divine appointments for you to talk to people about Encounter. Praystorm for God to do the impossible at Encounter doing more than whatever we could ask or imagine.

Be Blessed and Encouraged

Bill Rieser

Encounter Pastor