One of the most powerful ways to communicate through God is through prayer. The difficulty comes when we do all the talking rather than also taking time to listen.
This prayer activity is a great way to come together and help one another learn to listen and hear God speak through prayer.
Recently, the March Prayer Prompts were posted. You can probably realize by now how much importance I place on prayer in our quest to connect with Christ.
That’s why I’m so excited to share this activity with you so you can share it with the ladies at your retreats.
This Powerful Prayer Activity is a perfect breakout session or small group activity at any women’s ministry event.
You can even do this with pairs if your group is very small. Due to it’s quiet and reflective nature, consider scheduling it before individual reflection time.
Ephesians 6:18 – And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Prayer Activity Directions:
-Find a partner or have a group of no more than 4.
-Choose one person at a time to pray for.
-Before the partner/group begins praying for the person, sit in silence for a minute and focus on the Holy Spirit. Listen carefully for these three things:
-Is God impressing a scripture upon your heart to share with the person for encouragement?
-Is He giving you words He wants you to say to the person?
-What general impressions is the Holy Spirit laying on your heart to share with the person?
-Begin praying for the person. Share what you’re sensing without worrying about it being perfect. If you don’t sense anything from the Holy Spirit, please pray anyway for that person.
-When finished, move to the next person and follow the same steps for them. You’ll be surprised how clearly you hear the Lord when you take the time to focus, be still, and listen.
Discuss the activity together when finished.
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This is a great idea! I love the practical steps here and what you’re doing here. 🙂
Such an important focus to have at a prayer retreat.
Julie Pfeifer says
Jenna | Peaches & Prayer says
Thanks for sharing, I like how you focus on what God is prompting you to say to that person (group) and listening for what He is saying. This is great for a new Christian <3
Julie Pfeifer says
Thank you, Jenna! Blessings!