More from Brandon Cook. Today a simple pattern for prayer—it’s helpful and, as I said, simple. A really useful tool to help those of us who have ill disciplined minds to pray “better”.
I have found that the following order for daily prayer, when approached from a posture of openness each day, is a wonderful way to connect with the Spirit of Jesus. It is an order of prayer firmly grounded in scriptural instructions for prayer, including the Lord’s Prayer. Here is the Order:
Confess: Lord Jesus, have mercy on me, a sinner.
Remember: You’ve always been faithful. You’ve adopted me in! (How can You be so good?!)
Remind: There are amazing things you want to do.
Declare: You are good.
Request: Let your Kingdom come, let what you want be done.
Give me/us what we need.
Forgive me, as I completely forgive others.
Lead me away from temptation.
Deliver me from evil and the evil one.
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