Invitation to Help with Ways to Pray

Prayer is a key component of listening for God’s direction during this upcoming time of Sabbatical at Memorial Baptist Church.  We would like your help in sharing ways of praying that have been meaningful and helpful to you in your life with God.

Using these guidelines, write out the description of the prayer and send it to the church office by email: ministry@mbcfdl.org or by dropping it on Gabrielle’s desk.  The description will need to fit on a half-sheet of paper.

1) The name or description of the type of prayer.

2) For pre-written prayers:  (i.e. the Lord’s Prayer, the Jesus Prayer, etc.):

  • Write out the prayer.
  • Describe the parts of the prayer; what do they mean?  Why are they important?
  • Describe ways to pray this prayer (the how).
  • Feel free to include advice from your own experience (labeled as such) in praying this prayer.

3) For ways to structure prayer (i.e. A.C.T.S, Examen, Lectio Divina, etc.):

  • Describe the purpose of the prayer structure.
  • Describe the method and/or the parts of the prayer.
    • How can we pray a prayer like this?
    • What do the different parts mean, why are they important?
  • Include a basic example of this kind of prayer.
  • Feel free to include advice from your own experience (labeled as such) in praying this prayer.