How to Spend Thirty Minutes with God

Rachael Ray promises that her dazzling dishes will never take more than 30 minutes to make, while the exercise DVDs guarantee an effective workout, in that same half of an hour.

This post encourages you to allocate 30 minutes to get “bread for the soul”, with a “spiritual workout” that will strengthen every area of your life.

How to Spend Thirty Minutes with God

Preparation
(5 minutes)

Spend a few minutes quieting yourself and relaxing, settling into a comfortable, prayerful position. As you begin, ask God to grant you openness, generosity and courage during your time together.

Gracious God, open my heart so that I can hear your Word . . . your Word of Great Possibility and Wonder.
Gracious God, help me to be generous in spirit so that in silence I may be able to embrace your Word of Possibility and Wonder.
Gracious God, grant me a courageous heart to open myself to your Word of Possibility and Wonder.

Adoration
(5 minutes)

I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.
~~Psalm 9:2

Tell God how great, wonderful and amazing He is. Let Him know all the ways that you see Him as God. Take 1 minute with the scripture, 1 minute to make a list and 3 minutes to express.

Confession
(5 minutes)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
~~1 John 1:9

Admit that you’ve done some things wrong and ask God to forgive you. Tell Him how bad it made you feel when you did the wrong thing. Let Him know why you know what you did is wrong. Take 1 minute with the scripture, 1 minute to gather your thoughts and 3 minutes to express.

Thanksgiving
(5 minutes)

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
~~1 Thessalonians 5:18

Just start thanking God for all the things you can think of. There is nothing too big or too small to thank Him for. Take 1 minute with the scripture, 1 minute to make a list and 3 minutes to give thanks.

Supplication
(5 minutes)

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
~~Ephesians 6:18

This is where you ask God to help you. To increase your faith, to help you in your prayer life, to be more giving or whatever is on your heart.

Listening
(5 minutes)

End your time with God by listening. Sit quietly before the Lord and let Him speak to you.

Thirty minutes well spent. In the time it takes to watch a Seinfeld rerun or 1/6 of a football game, we have been filled and energized with the Spirit.

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6 Comments

  1. prayer … is our spiritual pavement …

  2. … the foundation of a close, personal walk with Christ.

    Thanks for visiting.

    ~ Les

  3. Thanks for your words of encouragement. God bless you.

  4. Sweet blog. I never know what I am going to come across next. I think you should do more posting as you have some pretty intelligent stuff to say.

    I’ll be watching you . 🙂

  5. Super witryna. Oby tak dalej.


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