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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sweet Hour of Prayer Journal

Don DeWelt
Sweet Hour of Prayer Journal


So here it is as promised, the sweet hour of prayer journal! You can fancy this up anyway you so choose.

I have started a four week Prayer series with the ladies in our Wednesday evening bible study class. The first class was to teach them how to put a prayer journal together. I wished I'd of taken my camera to the class that evening to get pictures of some of these ladies fancy pages on their journals. They were so creative!

I was introduced to the Sweet Hour of Prayer about 20 some years ago while I was in Bible College and I have really enjoyed it through out the years. The book was called, "The sweet hour of prayer, by Don DeWelt." I then turned it into my own personal prayer journal.

First of all, you will need to find your self a spiral page note book, or even, a three ring binder would work. I personally keep mine small so that it is easy to tuck inside my purse.




The Sweet Hour of prayer is divided into twelve segments of five minutes each. (it would be easy to extend these into ten or fifteen minutes each and have two or three hours of prayer.)

Here they are:




1. Praise for Him

2. Praise to Him


3. Confession


4. Read the word to Him


5. Petition

6. Intercession - For the lost world

7. Read the word for myself



8. Thanksgiving



9. Singing - Favorite praise CD
10. Meditation - I read from a devotional book out loud
11. Listening - Be still and know He is God
12. Praise in Song - Praise and worship CD



Make sure you have lots of extra paper in your journal to jot down notes and scriptures, prayer requests etc. I don't have pictures of my pocket pages but I keep prayer requests in them so that I remember to pray for people who have asked for prayer.

Some praise ideas for Praise for God-This is praise for Him:

Love
Power
Wisdom
Grace
Mercy
Kindness
Patience
Presence
Eternal
Father
Unchangeable
Justice-judge
Sovereign
Creator
Ruler
Complete
Spirit
Joy
Intelligence
Shepherd
Sanctifier
Redeemer
Saviour
Forgiver
Cleanser
Owner
Filler
Beautiful
Satisfying
Writer-Author
Rock
One
Healer
Light
Potter
Husband
Reward
Understanding
I am
For us
End maker
Slave maker
City Builder
Strong
Historian
Speaker
Holy-Pure
Hate
Wrath
Fire
Revealer
Source of Faith
Music maker
Cannot fail
Listener
Wants you and me
Employer
Righteous
Majestic
Intimate
Liberty maker
Lord
Life Planner
Triune
Generous
Courageous
Shield
Omnipotent



The same list above can be used for Praise to God - Adoration, wonder, awe to God.

Confessions:
Lying
Stealing
Gossip
Lewd thoughts
Profanity
Hatred
Anger
Wrath
Railing
Shameful speaking
Passion
Covetousness
Sexual immorality
Idolatry
Witchcraft
Jealousy
Fits of rage
Selfish ambition
Dissensions
Factions
Envy
Drunkenness
Orgies
Hardening of the heart
Continual lust
Greed
Deceit
Bitterness
Foolish talk
Coarse joking
Empty words
Their God is their stomach
Their glory is their shame
Hollow philosophy
Tradition for truth
False humility
Worship of angels
Carnality
Malice
Slander
Idleness
Wrong for wrong
Grieving the Spirit
Shepherds who feed only themselves
Grumbling
flattering
Scoffing
Divorce
lose heart
Arrogant
Rudeness
Easily Angered
Lukewarmness
Loving to have preeminence
Fearfulness
Fornication
Seeking to be justified by the law
Callousness
Unforgiving
Unyieldingness
Love of money
Evil Suspicions
Impatient
Unkindness
Always right
Homosexuality
Disobeying parents
Lording it over others
Despise Authority
Quenching the Spirit

Thanksgiving:

Parents
Our daily bread
Deliver us from evil
Send for laborers
Lead us not into temptation
That our faith fail not
Be Merciful
For give those who hurt us
That all who believe be one
That Gods love be in us
To speak in boldness
Look on the threats of others
Stretch out thy hand
For travel direction
That they might be saved
May the God of peace be with you
Grace
Mercy
Peace
Enrichment of speech
That there be no divisions
A spirit of wisdom
Wisdom
Eyes of heart enlightened
Know the hope of calling
Surpassing power
Riches of inheritance
Strengthened with power in the inner man
Christ may dwell in our hearts
Know the love of Christ
The the door be open for the word
Comprehend the depth
The breadth
The length of the Love of God
Filled with His knowledge
Pursue Godliness
Pursue righteousness
Pursue Love
Pursue gentleness
To fight the good fight
Be kind
Keep me blameless
Love thy neighbor as thy self
Strive in prayer for those who preach
Good things

I have a hundred altogether for each list but I will let you add to your own list here. I think you get the point.

I hope that this helps make you and I better prayer warriors!

Blessings to you all








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