Salem United Methodist Church
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
To KNOW Christ, GROW in Christ, GLOW with Christ & GO for Christ
Ten Steps to Prayer
 
1. Find a comfortable place where you won't be interrupted. Read several chapters of one of the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke or John.
 
2. Close your eyes: give thanks for three things. Move toward God and away from self-sufficiency.
 
3. Ask God to bless and help three other people who you believe may need God's help today. Move towards others and away from self-centeredness.
 
4. Ask God to forgive your sins and mistakes as you confess them; ask God to give you the strength to forgive.
 
5. Ask God to help one other person that you find hard to like. Ask for insight into that person's problems and how you may allow God's love to flow through you.
 
6. Ask to be sensitive today towards the needs of one person with whom you may share God's love by word and deed.
 
7. Ask for insight into your own personal problems.
 
8. Ask for help in achieving your personal goals.
 
9. Ask God to tell you the most important thing you need to do today. 
 
10. Listen for three minutes for what God may say to you.
 
Close with the Lord's Prayer