AUDIENCE OF ONE
30 Minute Prayer guide for TSA TC
Welcome to this time of prayer. By letting the video play, you will be lead you through a 30 minute time of prayer.
We have broken the 30 minutes down into six five minute segments, each led by scripture and some further instructions. Be open to the moving of the Holy Spirit as you begin this adventure, alone with God. Let's begin. Listen, then pray.
(0-5 MIN.) “OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE THY NAME, THY KINGDOM COME”
“Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come”
Imagine coming into the Throne room of grace and connecting with the living God of this universe! – and to top it off He is your Father.
Thank Him for His parental leadership in your life.
When Jesus prayed He used the term “Father” more than 70 times. We begin this time spending the first 5 minutes focusing on our intimate relationship we have with God.
He is a Father who gives protection and takes away our fear
He is a Father who gives hope to the hopeless
He is a Father who gives comfort to the lonely
He is a Father that we are prepared to obey
We need to acknowledge how Holy His name is for us.
We need to acknowledge that, as He is Holy, we approach this time with reverence, awe, appreciation, honor, and adoration that is all due to Him
“Thy Kingdom come” is me saying, “Jesus, I love you and I need you, come into my heart and bless me. Bless my family, home, finances, and all my friends. In Jesus’ name.”
Spend the first 5 minutes focusing on the aspects of God as our Father, honoring Him and bowing down before His will!
(6-10 MIN.) “THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN”
“Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven”
This is the bottom line of prayer- God, do whatever you want. (Have courage to pray this prayer, it is not for the timid)
David says, “I delight in Thy will.” You may need to quote this over and over until it becomes a true part of you.
We need to acknowledge that His will is the best for your life. We need to acknowledge a hunger to know what His will is - allow time of peace and quiet for Him to whisper to your senses. (We can not pray, “Thy will be done” and be afraid of finding out what His will is for us)
Scripture gives us 8 ways to do His will:
In your prayer time here, consider each of the eight steps in your own life. There are over seven billion people on this earth with “wills” of their own, but there is only one will of Heaven- Do you desire God's perfect will in your life!
(11-15 MIN.) “GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD”
“Give us this day our daily bread”
Having focused on the Father, we are now in the right frame of mind to bring the focus to our needs.
Father- glorify yourself in meeting my needs. Allow your greatness to be seen in me for the whole world to see You doing great things in my life.
My prayer is an acknowledgement of my dependence upon You. I am convinced that the God of the universe cares about me and my needs. As I pray this I am saying that I trust my Heavenly Father to meet my needs! (Be reminded that no need is too big or too small for God to meet)
Here are some prayer needs for TSA TC:
- Pray for new families that God is going to bring to us.
- Pray for the families of our corps.
- Pray for the many lost souls in our circle of influence.
- Pray for the finances of the corps.
- Pray for an attitude of service to fall on the Torrance corps.
- Pray for God’s blessing upon the Corps Officers and the Corps Council.
- Pray that the ministries of TSA TC will be effective in our community
- Pray for a new vision to rise into our corps.
(16-20 MIN.) “FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS AS WE FORGIVE OUR DEBTORS”
“Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors”
The most that God has done for any of us is to forgive us.
We need to ask God to examine us again- is there an area that I need to come before You in forgiveness?
(Forgiveness is the greatest need of our hearts)
Is there someone I need to give forgiveness to?
(You who are the true and righteous judge- Look at me)
“Forgive one another for the sake of Christ”
Is there an area that I hold a grudge or anger?
Is there an area that the enemy of my soul could potentially use me to damage this church or the body of Christ?
Is there an area where I may damage Your Kingdom on earth? (Examine ME!)
Please take me to the highest virtue of mankind, allow me the act of forgiving someone else.
(21-25 MIN.) “LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL”
“Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”
Give me wisdom to keep myself out of trouble.
Give me Your mind when the enemy of my soul is deceiving me.
Quicken my spirit when I am being led astray.
Give me a sense of spiritual hurt when the enemy of my soul is coming after me as a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
I need spiritual discernment and wisdom to mature and grow in my relationship with You. (We pray this because we need to crave His deliverance.)
(26-30 MIN.) “FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM AND THE POWER, AND THE GLORY, FOR EVER.”
“For Thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, for ever.”
This time of prayer has been a great outpouring of your spirit and your heart before God. Finish up by praising God for who He is! (The one who hears and answers your prayers)
Let the praises flow naturally from your mouth and from your heart. (Don’t force it)
If you do not have a habit of prayer, work on developing this last five minutes. Let this become a time of joy and praise. Let it flow, let it be a love gift between you and your heavenly Father.
Please allow your emotions to come out. You have just been on a 30- minute journey and conversation with God- don’t hold in any praise!
There is nothing more important than allowing this audience of one to develop in your life!