River City Church - Smyrna, GA

Stepping into Prayer

September 22, 2019

Josh looks at a couple of passages in 1 Timothy and James, encouraging us to step into prayer. We often resist stepping back into prayer because it reminds us of the type of connection we have with God. Josh explains that Jesus mediates on our behalf -- interceding for us. When we pray, we are entering a conversation that is already taking place. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are already working on the concerns we bring, and we have the opportunity to sit and listen for the truth they want to share about our concerns. In that space, we can experience the intimacy with Jesus we seek -- the intimacy that we need to experience everything good that God has for us. The worship journey for this week: "Stepping into prayer." 1 Timothy 2:1-7; James 5:13-20. 

Josh listed a number of prayer practices for us to consider: Breath Prayer, Centering Prayer, Contemplative Prayer, Conversational Prayer, Fixed Hour Prayer, Fasting Prayer, Inner Healing Prayer, Intercessory Prayer, Labyrinth Prayer, Listening Prayer, Liturgical Prayer, Prayer of Lament, Prayer Partners, Praying Scripture, Prayer of Recollection/Examen, Prayer Walking, and Welcoming Prayer.