BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE QUIET TIME- 3


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TEXT:    MARK 1:35-39

INTRODUCTION: Having studied the meaning and importance of Quiet Time, we shall today be considering practical ways to have your Quiet Time.  Although this is not a standard but a pattern you can follow in order to have a fruitful Quiet Time every day. Though you may select any time of the day to meet with God, most people in the Bible, including Jesus, rose up early in the morning to seek His face. This provides the much-needed quietness (within and without) and prevents distractions.

Enter into God’s presence with praise and thanksgiving. After selecting a scriptural passage to read or study, follow up with personal questions like what is God saying, what have I learned, any promise to claim, any instruction to heed, etc. You will need to spend some time meditating and thereafter make your prayers to God, pouring your heart to Him.     

Outline

1. Select a time and place that is quiet and suitable: Ps. 55:17; Ps. 5:3; Mk. 1:35 

2. Enter God’s presence with praise and thanksgiving: Ps. 100: 1-5; Ps. 103:1-5; Lk. 11:2 

3. Prayerfully select a scriptural passage to read or study: Ps. 119:9-18; Jos. 1:8; Lk. 4:16-21

4. Pray, bringing your petitions before God: Phil. 4:6; Lk. 11:9-11; 1 Tim. 2:1-4 

MEMORY VERSE: Psalms 5:3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.   


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