Welcome Call

Week One: Word

Simple prayer for daily deliverance

  • I submit my will, rights, and all control to Jesus
  • I repent that I partnered with “——” (name the negative emotion or sin)
  • Jesus heal me from that mindset
  • I rebuke and cast away from myself any demon that may have come to touch me in the middle of my sin. 
  • Blow out the spirit of whatever may have been allowed to come inside you

Practice the Rhythm of Reading the Word with Holy Spirit

Read
Begin by slowly and meditatively reading your Scripture passage out loud. Listen for a particular word or phrase that speaks to you at this moment and sit with it for a time. Look for what shimmers or stands out to you. You can underline that if you wish.

Meditate – Read the same passage a second time. As you re-engage the text, let the word or phrase that stood out become your invitation to dialogue with God. Allow the word or phrase to wash over you and permeate your thoughts and feelings. At this point look for emotions or memories that come up for you in your shimmer. 

Pray – Read the text a third time. What is God saying to you in these words? What do you want to say to God? What feelings do these words raise up in you? Share your answers with God. Begin to write down what you want to say or what you feel like He’s saying. 

Contemplate
Read the text a final time. As you do, just Be still and rest in His word. You don’t have to do anything at this point but receive. Then you can write down…What gift has God given you to take away from this prayer? To what action might God be inviting you? Thank God for this gift and invitation as you conclude your prayer.

Week Two: Prayer

Practicing the Rhythm of Prayer:

1. In the morning ask for what you need that day (“Daily Bread”)
2. Write down at least 3 things
3. That night or the next morning, review your list and reflect on how God answered and met you that day.

Week Three: Worship

(This week’s recording was interrupted, so there are two parts – don’t miss part two below this!)

Worship, Part One

Bonus Training: The Idolatry of a Good Day

What to do when you’re having a bad or hard day:

  1. Reflect, review, “Zakar” what God has done. 
  2. List your blessings
  3. Don’t make decisions from a bad day
  4. Watch what you speak
  5. Patiently endure the tough days, we are promised they produce perfected patience. (“But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:4)

Worship, Part Two

Practicing The Rhythm of Worship

Find a worship song or play list and spend some time in private, personal worship. The song I mentioned on the call would be a great start:

Pieces by Amanda Cook