Personal PrayerScript: Giving Thanks

At the end of a study on giving Thanks, how about inviting participants to a few moments of meditation?

Depending on the group size and comfort level, you may read the prompts and invite people to answer in silence. Pause between the lines to give people a chance to think about their answers.

If in a small group, read the sentence, pause at the blanks and allow for one word answers from those who wish to speak them out.

There are PrayerScript samples in this blog, so feel free to use them if you decide to split into groups of two or three during your prayer meeting. It’s especially a good idea to use these if you have first time guests or newbies: this way anyone who has rarely prayed out loud in front of others won’t feel too awkward when their turn comes. By the way, no need to point this strategy out to everyone. If you do use a PrayerScript as part of the prayer experience, do distribute copies to everyone! It’ll help the group be bonded and unified under one theme.

What other ways could you use this PrayerScript or what have you found helpful to help disciple others into prayer?

 

Download PrayerScript Thank You God

 

 

 

Praying Scripture: The Healing of the Paralytic

A PrayerScript for leaders: The Healing of the Paralytic Man

Read from Luke 5:17-20

Invite people to reflect on these questions or share their responses with another sitting nearby.

  • Who introduced you to Jesus?
  • Express your thanks for this person or the situation that brought you into the presence of Christ.
  • Who in your life  do you feel called to pray for right now? Is there anyone that comes to you mind? Is there anyone whom you know  is unable to pray for himself or herself because of his or her paralyzing situation and need for your faith? Pray on behalf of the person whose name come to your mind.

Extend an invitation for individuals to come forward with someone who needs prayer or have people in the audience raise their hands when asking this next question:

  • Are there individuals  present today who feel that they are paralyzed and unable to reach out to Jesus and need the prayers of others on their behalf?

Read from Luke 5:21-26

Invite people to quiet reflection. Read the passage in between questions 1,2 and 3. 

  1. How is God revealing Himself to you through the passage?
  2. What are you called to  be,do, see or apply based on your reading of God’s Word?
  3. How will you respond to God’s Word based on what you “hear” Him telling you?
  4. Ask God for His help.
  5. Thank Him for what he will do for you and praise His Name!

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