Prayer and the Consecrated Life


Prayer and the Consecrated Life

What is the Consecrated life?
Remember consecrated means holy, set apart, dedicated afresh under the authority and reign of Jesus.
Romans 12
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 

      The consecrated life is the life of acting like I am set apart by God as His through Jesus.

      Prayer is vital to the consecrated life!  It helps bring our entire being into alignment with our Father.

Matthew 6 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
“This, then, is how you should pray:
  Our Father in heaven,
         hallowed be your name…
10 your kingdom come…
        your will be done…
                                                        …on earth as it is in heaven.
     11 Give us today our daily bread.
     12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
    13 And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one’ 

How is Jesus teaching us to pray in the Lord’s prayer outline?

              The posture of prayer is humility, our role is strategic and the content is significant.

In the first set of three petitions, what does it mean for us to pray to our Father saying:

Holy be Your Name?   (Essence and Presence)

              Your Kingdom come?  (Reign, authority, rule)

              Your Will be done?

Study Guide

Solitude, Scripture & Prayer 

Find a quiet place and 15 minutes.

Solitude – Spend TWO minutes quietly alone.  Take some deep breaths… Just be… … …Ask, “Holy Spirit, speak to me through Your Word!”

Scripture – Read slowly, out loud if possible, listen, reread, dwell, notice words & phrases you are drawn to & return there!  (Sermon notes may help with understanding, but don’t stop there.)

Keep asking, “Jesus, what are You saying?  Why this word this day?

What are You asking me to believe about You and about me? 

How do I join You today on Your mission and in my transformation?”

Prayer – Let your conversation with God flow from what He is saying then talk about what you notice is on your heart and also on your list.

Finish - Spend TWO minutes again with God

Monday - Ephesians 3:14-21

Tuesday - Ephesians 1:17-21 

Wednesday – Acts 4:23-31

Thursday - Habakkuk 3:1-2 

Friday – 1 Kings 8:22-30

Saturday - Psalm 141


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