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Here you will find links to different packages you can download. Feel free to download and print these documents and use or share as you want Korean and Chinese translations of the prayer stations and prayer tools are available for download as well.

The resources labeled '40 Days of Prayer' contain hard copies of all the information and resources you find on this website. 

Keep scrolling to find more prayer tools you can use in your hour of prayer! 

Know of someone who would love to pray with us but doesn't have access to the internet? Or just sick of looking at screen? Feel free to download and print off this document and pass it onto others! This document contains all the prayer stations listed on this website.

40 Days of Prayer- Prayer Stations

This package contains all the prayer stations from this website translated into Korean! 

40 Days of Prayer- Prayer Stations- Korean

If you are looking for more resources translated into Korean, check out this document full of prayer tools!

40 Days of Prayer- Prayer Tools- Korean

In this package you can find all the prayer stations found on this website translated into Chinese!

40 Days of Prayer- Prayer Stations - Chinese

Prayer Tools found further down on this page, translated into Chinese.

40 Days of Prayer- Prayer Tools- Chinese

If you are looking for more prayer resources check out this document full of prayer tools. It is a hard copy version of the prayer tools you will find further down on this web page. 

40 Days of Prayer- Prayer Tools

Check out this awesome resource from Northern Rivers Salvos. With resources on: 

  • Labyrinth Prayer 
  • Praying the Bible 
  • SOAP 
  • Praying the Songbook
  • Colouring in Sheets
  • and more! 

Northern Rivers Salvos Prayer Resource

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Hey prayer warrior! Need some more resources to work through in your prayer shifts? Check out these awesome resources below for more fantastic prayer tools.

Prayer Walking

‘Prayer walking’ is a way of saturating a particular place and community with prayer. This discipline draws our immediate, local concerns into the wider circle of God’s loving attention. Scriptural support for prayer walking is found in Joshua 1:2-4, Psalm 2:8 and Luke 24:13.

Inspired by God’s promise to Joshua, we can walk the victory of Jesus into every part of our neighbourhoods, cities and nations. In faith we walk, believing that as the soles of our feet hit the ground, we are appropriating the work of Jesus over the principalities and powers influencing the atmosphere and shaping the narratives of our city. Each step we take in Jesus’ name, we weaken something of the enemy’s grip in the Heavenly realms and subvert the systems of evil and injustice.

Prayer walking is so topical at the moment, as we have been taken out of our church buildings, forcing us to resist the temptation to stay inward-focused, stirring us to keep the mission, front and centre.

 

How to Prayer Walk:

You can prayer walk alone, but many people find that their prayers are more focused when expressed in the company of a friend.

  • Pray audibly for clarity and agreement.
  • Invite the spirit of God to accompany you, guiding your steps and your words.
  • Worship God and be thankful.
  • Be attentive during moments of silence. Allow the Holy Spirit to help you see with his eyes and pray with his heart.
  • Ask God to redeem people as he restrains the enemy.
  • Read Scripture aloud. God breathed it and loves to bless it.
  • Express God’s thoughts in your own words.
  • Flowing from your worship begin petitioning God for His Spirit to fall on the streets you walk on, the homes, businesses, schools and other churches you walk past.
  • Begin to get specific and pray for people and situations, the ‘people of peace’ you know God has brought you into contact with, who are opening up doors of opportunity for the gospel within your community.
  • Reflect on God’s love for you.

Idea #1: Prayer Walk Through Your Own Neighbourhood

As you walk around your neighbourhood pray over the houses, your neighbours, children you see, parents, teenagers, houses with 'for sale' signs out the front.

Idea #2: Prayer Walk Around Your Neighbourhood School

Prayer walk around your children’s school or one in your community. Pray for teachers, administrators and children in that school. Pray for Scripture Teaching to happen in the school (if it’s not already).

Idea #3: Prayer Walk Around Your Corps and/or Ministry Area

Prayer walk around your Corps/ Church/ Centre and/or the area you minister in during the week. Pray for the leaders, the particpants and all who will enter the building. Pray for Holy Spirit's protection over the building. Pray for God’s love and healing touch to reach each person.

Books: “Prayer Walking: Praying on site with insight” – Steve Hawthorne and Graham Kendrick
Part of this article is extracted from Army on its Knees, Janet Munn & Stephen Court, published by Salvation Books. Available to purchase from Salvation Army territorial trade/supplies departments or online at www.amazon.com.au

Silence and Solitude

Jesus commences his ministry with forty formative days of solitude. Solitude is a formative place because it gives God’s Spirit time and space to do deep work.  When there is no one there to watch, judge and interpret what we say, the Spirit often brings us face to face with hidden motives and compulsions.  Silence and Solitude, is a discipline that puts us in a place where God can reveal things to us that we might not notice in the normal preoccupations of life.  God is there to accept, receive and love us.

You are going to meet someone very important.

You are meeting with the lover of your soul.

 

 

 

 

Prayer Retreat

SOLITARY PLACES

 

Throughout the public ministry of Jesus, His life was enriched by extended times alone with His Father.

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1: 35

Jesus’ example grants us permission (and perhaps even a directive!) to retreat to solitary places for extended prayer.  Living water from heaven refills us as we enjoy Jesus’ company on walks or delight in His artistry in the canvas of the sky and scenery around us where we are.

Henri Nouwen encouraged his readers to retreat for alone time with God “an hour a day, an afternoon a week, a day a month, a week a year”.

Think about your current spiritual formation rhythms, patterns, practices.  In what ways do you feel that placing the focus on retreating more often could enhance your spiritual life?

 

Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.  After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.

Mark 6: 45-46

 

Thousands of years after Jesus’ example, what practical steps can you take toward adopting Jesus’ holy habit of solitary prayer? Regularly?

 

Set a dateplace it in your diary like any other appointment!  If someone comes (other than a life or death need) wanting your attention—do not break that appointment with God—give them another time and date! Give God priority.

 

Whatever you place on pause, or postpone, will benefit in the long term by your absence because you will return from your retreat time more clear minded, creative and kind.  It’s true!

 

Choose a place—somewhere that restores and refreshes you, such as the bush, a mountain, the beach, or a favourite spot near a lake.

 

Pack— your favourite Bible, pens, highlighters, journal, colouring in (if that appeals to you), and a couple of books that nourish your spirit.  Try not to look at your phone/social media.  Only use your phone for urgent calls.  Also consider silent retreats, even without music.

(It can distract).

 

Submit your mind to God—start by breathing deeply , reminding yourself of God’s faithful presence.  As your mind is quieted, realise that you are in a protected space devoted to the nurturing of your relationship with God.

 

Begin by praising God—choose some Scripture —for example Psalm 18

 

I love you, Lord; you are my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my Saviour; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.  He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.  I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise,  and he saved me from my enemies.

Psalm 18: 1—3

 

Repentance and Rest— Focusing on God’s character almost always leads safely into repentance.  Worship is a cleansing force. 

When you become aware of sin, ask for God’s forgiveness. He reveals to heal.

You may need rest at this point.

 

Pause and rest.

 

Continue as God leads—prayer, reading, colouring in, reading, silence, listening.

 

Don’t fill every space or moment with things, sounds, or music. 

Take time to listen in silence.

 

Breathe in the presence and peace of the Holy Spirit.  Breathe out stress & anxiety.

 

Focus on these encouraging verses:

 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

Ephesians 3:17-19 

Listening Prayer

Come and quiet yourself before God

Set aside at least half an hour to bring yourself to a place of stillness.  Maybe take 10 – 20 minutes by walking and praying quietly.

Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.   Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

 

Exercise the authority of Christ over all the other voices that speak to you

Breathe deeply, slowly, helps focus on God.  Spend time in worship – songs/hymns.

Submit yourselves, then, to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you.  James 4: 7 (NIV)

 

Ask Jesus to come in a very special way and manifest His presence

Spend time in silence - Trying to block out the sounds of the world.

Hasten, O God, to save me; come quickly, Lord, to help me.  Psalm 70: 1 (NIV)

 

Ask Jesus to search your heart and reveal anything that needs His healing touch

Search me O God and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there is any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.  Psalm 139: 23-24 (NIV)

 

Ask Jesus to communicate with you

Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.  1 Samuel 3: 10 (NIV)

When God called out to Moses from the burning bush, Moses said, ‘Here I am’. Ex 3:4 (NIV)

 

Wait in silence to hear God’s communication

Truly, my soul silently waits for God.  Psalm 62:1 (NKJV)

 

Journal the thoughts that come to your mind

When God communicates with us, it’s a good idea to write it down so we won’t forget what He said.  Writing and journaling is also the way of keeping track of your most personal and intimate dialogues with Him.

Learning to listen to God is a process that starts awkwardly and grows slowly but develops and matures until it is hard to see how you could ever have lived without it.

 

A guide for ‘Listening and Inner Healing prayer’ by Rusty Rustenbach (NavPress, 2011)

 

Prayer of Examen

 

 

Practicing the Prayer of Examen

 (Adapted from Mars Hill Bible Church Guided Version)

The Prayer of Examen is a spiritual exercise typically credited to St. Ignatius of Loyola [1491-1556], who encouraged fellow followers to engage in the practice for developing a deeper level of spiritual sensitivity and for recognizing and receiving the assistance of the Holy Spirit.

This Prayer of Examen is primarily an exercise in remembering. One is invited, through four portions [presence, gratitude, review, and response], to concentrate on experiences and encounters from the past 24 hours. The beauty of the practice is its simplicity; it is more a guide than a prescription.

If some portion feels especially important on a given day, feel the freedom to spend all or most of your time in that portion. The purpose is to increase awareness and sensitivity, not to finish or accomplish a task.

 

A comfortable and relatively quiet location is likely most conducive for reflecting

The experience doesn’t need to be a certain length—as little as ten minutes could be sufficient, and you could spend more time on certain portions compared to others.

It might be helpful to journal your thoughts and recollections or to write out what you notice during your times of prayer .

 

Presence

Begin this practice by recognizing the presence of God.  Remind yourself of God’s presence with you and His desire to be with you. Consider praying for the Holy Spirit to help you be attentive to God’s presence.  Open yourself to His presence. “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18

 

Gratitude

Walk through your day in the presence of God and note its joys and delights.  Focus on the blessing that you may have been to others and the blessings given to you - and give thanks.  Thank God for the little things, those things that may ordinarily have gone unnoticed.  Be grateful.

 

Review

Look back on the events of the day in the company of the Holy Spirit.  The day may seem like a blur to you – a jumble of events and thoughts, confusing, - ask God to bring clarity and understanding.  Reflect on the feelings you experienced during the day.  Elation?  Resentment?  Confidence?  Joy?  Falling short?  Achieving goals?

 

Response

Do we need to ask for forgiveness?  Are we thankful for experiences shared?  Do we need to make amends with someone tomorrow?  Be aware of what God is revealing to us during this time.  Create a prayer of your thoughts and responses that rise spontaneously – whether intercession, praise, repentance or gratitude.  Take the necessary time to wait and find comfort in God’s presence.

The first 1,500 years of church history were characterised by the practice of lectio divina.  Since many people were illiterate and many that could read didn’t have Bibles, lectio divina offered a way of attending to Scripture as it was read in church, with an ear to hearing a word from God.  Traditionally lectio divina  is made up of five movements:

Silencio

Quiet preparation of the heart.  Coming into God’s presence, slowing down, relaxing and releasing the chaos and noise in our minds to him.

Lectio

Read the word.  Read a Scripture passage slowly and out loud, lingering over the words so that they resonate in your heart.  When a word or phrase catches your attention, don’t keep reading.  Stop and attend to what God is saying to you.

Meditatio

Meditate.  Read the Scripture a second time out loud.  Savour the words.  Listen for any invitation God is extending to you in this word.  Reflect on the importance of the words that light up to you.

Oratio

Respond. Pray.  Read the Scripture a third time.  Now is the time to enter into a personal dialogue with God.  There is no right or wrong way to do this.  The important thing is to respond truthfully and authentically.  What feelings has the text aroused in you?  Name where you are resistant or want to push back.  Be aware of where you feel invited into a deeper way of being with God.  Talk to God about these feelings.

Contemplatio

Contemplate, rest and wait in the presence of God.  Allow some time to let the word sink deeply into your soul.  Yield and surrender yourself to God.  Take God’s word to you, with you throughout the day.  Return to it.  Stay with God until you feel prompted to leave. 

 

Try Putting it into practice:  Using Mark 4: 35 - 41

Or have a LISTEN to some scipture to practice Lectio Divina here: https://saconnects.org/lectio-divina-philippians-310-14/

 

Excerpts from: Bill Gaultiere ~ SoulShepherding.org; Spiritual Disciplines Handbook; Personal reflections.

Prayer Cards

By Kathryn Shirey 

A.C.T.S Prayer

A = Adoration         Tell God how wonderful He is; Worship Him

C = Confession        Admit your sins, cry out your brokenness, ask for forgiveness

T = Thanksgiving      Say ‘thank you’ for all God has done in your life

S = Supplication      Make your requests to God – for yourself and for others

 

5 Finger Prayer

Thumb: The finger closest to you - Pray for those closest to you

Index Finger: The finger that points the way - Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal you 

Middle Finger: The tallest finger - Pray for leaders and all who have authority

Ring Finger: The weakest finger - Pray for the weak, sick, and those with problems

Pinkie: The smallest finger - Pray for yourself

 

Gospel Contemplation

Select a Gospel passage where Jesus is interacting with others.

Read through the passage a couple of times until the story is familiar.

Close your eyes and place yourself in the scene. Play it in your mind like a movie.

Use all your senses to experience the scene.

Use your imagination to touch, smell, see, hear, and taste the scene.

Close with prayer, speaking your heart to Jesus.

 

Visio Divina

Choose an icon, a Christian image, or beautiful artwork to contemplate.

Prepare: close your eyes, breathe, clear your mind.

Lectio (read): Open your eyes and scan the whole image.  Note what draws your interest

Close and rest your eyes a minute.

Meditatio (meditate): Open your eyes and let your eyes be drawn to one part of the image.  Focus on just this part of the image and name it. Close your eyes, seeing that piece of the image in your mind.

Oratio (pray): Open your eyes and look again at the piece of the image that caught your eye. Allow it to bring forth a word, image, or emotion. Close and rest your eyes.

Contemplatio (contemplation): Open your eyes and gaze at the image. What is God saying to you today through this image? Offer a prayer of thanks.

Shirey

What is Prayer?

WHAT IS PRAYER?  -  Kathryn Shirey

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”   Soren Kierkegaard

At its core, prayer is simply our conversation with God. Use the same elements of conversation you use with your friends and family when you talk to God.

1) Start with a compliment or praise

God, you are amazing! What an awesome sunrise you created this morning.

2) Say thank you

Thank you, God, for the blessings in my life. Thank you for loving me and helping me learn how to have better conversations with You.

3) Share something about your day or what’s going on in your life

God, sometimes I struggle with prayer. I feel like I should be more comfortable talking to You, but I don’t always know what to say and I get nervous when it’s my turn to pray aloud for the group. I just don’t feel like I have the right words.

4) Apologise for anything you’ve done

I’m sorry for not trusting You to guide me and help me find the words. I’m sorry for not believing You’ll want to hear whatever words I have. I know prayer isn’t a contest, but is instead a way I can have a relationship with You.

 

5) Ask for help - for yourself and for others

God, help me be more confident and consistent in prayer. Help me be a leader among my friends and family. Help me pray boldly for myself and others and truly believe You are at work in these requests. Even when I can’t find the right words, I trust You know what’s heavy on my heart.

6) Listen

(Be quiet, take a deep breath, quiet your inner conversation, and just sit in the silence to allow your heart to listen for God’s response.)

 

Shirey

Praying in Colour

If you can't sit still while praying and your hands need something to do or you love drawing this is for you! This hands on way of praying is an awesome way to interceed on behalf of others!

You don't have to be creative or artistic, feel free to make this what you want!

This document will guide you through how to do it! All you need is a piece of paper and some pens!

Thanks to Sybel MacBeth for this resource!

 

Praying in Colour Resource

Scripture Mediation

You’ll need your Bible.

Make sure you are physically comfortable.

Pay attention to your environment, but be still inwardly.

Try to sense the presence of God both in and around you.

 

(consider using a version you may not usually read such as The Passion Translation, or The Voice)

Read Psalm 139 slowly and deliberately as a prayer –a personal conversation between you and the Lord.

 

Thank the Lord for his tender care for you. Be as detailed as possible.

Cite specific evidence of God’s care for you – what he’s saved you from and what he’s saved you for.

Ask the Holy Spirit to bring to your remembrance an occasion in your childhood or youth when Jesus was present with you – perhaps one you’d forgotten, or one in which you only now recognise his presence. Allow the Holy Spirit to show you the goodness and mercy of the Lord that has been following you all the days of your life (Psalm 23:6).

Ask the Lord to reveal to you what he treasures in you and the purpose for which he made you. Listen for his response.

An inner impression, a verse of Scripture, or a picture may come to your mind.

Meditate on these. Reflect on God’s love for you.

 

Books: An excerpt from Army on its Knees, Janet Munn & Stephen Court, published by Salvation Books.  Available to purchase from Salvation Army territorial trade/supplies departments or online at www.amazon.com.au & Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun published by InterVarsity Press.