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Today in the 30-Day Challenge we read…

“Search for the Lord and for His strength; seek His face always.”  – Psalm 105:4

Prayer is the key component in disciple making.  It is a discipline that every believer should develop – and continue to develop.  When was the last time you spent an hour in prayer?  4 hours in prayer?  Have you ever spent the day with God?

The key that opens the closet of prayer to an hour with God is the simple division of the hour into twelve segments of five minutes each.  When you get this developed you can easily extend each segment to 10 or 15 minutes each and have 2 or 3 hours of prayer. Download a sample prayer wheel that illustrates how to do this.

Your challenge for today is to begin developing an hour with God each day.  Here’s one way to make this happen: Use this prayer wheel.  Begin by adding 5 minutes each day – or 1 segment each day.  Ask God to help you. For more on this topic we suggest Sweet Hour of Prayer by Don DeWelt.  This is a great study for a group.”

Optional Homework

For optional homework today, watch a portion of the six-part Prayer Course at PrayerCourse.org. When you’re done, consider taking the entire course as a follow-up.

Follow Through

Here are some further resources, tools, and blog posts to help you tackle today’s Challenge more effectively.

Questions for Discussion from the Book, More Disciples

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19) Dean Trune: How God Communicates

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In this, our 19th episode of More Disciples Podcast, we feature Dean Trune, Director of Intentional Impact Ministries, speaking on the topic of "Understanding How God Communicates." He originally delivered…

18) Dean Trune: Spiritual Warfare

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In this, the 18th episode of More Disciples Podcast, Dean Trune, Director of Intentional Impact, teaches about Spiritual Warfare at the Fall 2016 Prayer Weekend at Emerald Hills, Team Expansion's…

Discipleship Through the Eyes of Youth: Day 23

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Today’s challenge was to begin developing an hour of prayer. My family is on vacation this week and so this morning I went out on the porch of our condo…

Who are you Battling?

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“For our battle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in…

Day 23: Prayer

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The challenge for today was to work toward 1 hour in prayer everyday.  Prayer has always been a little more difficult for me and if most Christians are honest it…

Discipleship When Life Is Busy: Day 23

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Day 23: Build Your Prayer Life.  Today's challenge was to begin working towards spending an hour in prayer every day.  Today I spent 20 minutes in one chunk, plus other…

How to Remember Prayer Requests

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During a recent webinar, a participant asked, "Is there some easy way to remember major themes in praying for individuals?" We're just brainstorming here -- but, if the disciple maker…

Self-Feeding: Prayer

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Researchers have observed that no Kingdom movement has yet happened in all history without being preceded by extraordinary prayer. What's more, a disciple worth multiplying always seems to be a…

Try using this Prayer Wheel to Bump up your Prayer Life

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This prayer wheel model will help you pray a series of five-minute prayers. It's the perfect thing if you want to grow your prayers to one hour in length.

Prayer Walking as a Passion

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Prayer-walking is one of my greatest passions. I've spent over 2 hours a day prayer-walking for many years. My physical therapist actually is trying to convince me to prayer-walk less…

Mobilizing Prayer

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Turns out that mobilizing prayer for unreached peoples, both around the block and around the world, is one of -- if not THE -- most strategic thing we can do…