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A S I M P L E G U I D E
F O R
O R G A N I Z I N G Y O U R
P R A Y E R R E Q U E S T S
Ask, Seek or Knock?
www.ginaduke.com
Organizing Your Prayer Requests
So you have made your prayer list. You have several
prayer petitions. Over time your list ...
Categorize Your Prayer Requests
Write down your prayer petitions. Before you pray, list
the appropriate letter designation...
Should You A, S or K?
When determining the appropriate letter designation,
review your request, and determine the correct
...
When Do You Simply Ask?
If your prayer request is totally out of your hands, all you
can do is simply Ask God for help. So...
When Do You Seek?
If you are praying for guidance or direction, you will need
to Seek God’s will. Some ways to do this is ...
When Should You Knock?
If your prayer petition could benefit from some action on your part, be
open to God leading you to ...
A Chart to Help You A, S, or K!
ASK SEEK KNOCK
Healing, Divine intervention,
Travel Mercy, Deliverance. Use
for those time...
Making Your A, S or K Prayer Plan
Once you have made the correct designations for your prayer petitions, then
you will wan...
The Prayer Paradigm Shift
Remember Prayer is not about just sending up requests.
Prayer encompasses your whole relationshi...
An Excellent Prayer Resource
www.ginaduke.com
For more tips like these for
enhancing your prayer
life, you will want to pi...
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Simple Method for Organizing Your Prayer Requests

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Gina Duke shares a simple and effective method for organizing your prayer petitions with 3 designations for a more effective prayer life. For more tips, blog posts and videos, go to www.ginaduke.com

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Simple Method for Organizing Your Prayer Requests

  1. 1. A S I M P L E G U I D E F O R O R G A N I Z I N G Y O U R P R A Y E R R E Q U E S T S Ask, Seek or Knock? www.ginaduke.com
  2. 2. Organizing Your Prayer Requests So you have made your prayer list. You have several prayer petitions. Over time your list grows and becomes daunting. Your prayer life feels stagnant. You keep reading from your prayer list, but you feel as if little is happening. Try this method for categorizing your requests. This method will help you partner with God for a more effective prayer life. www.ginaduke.com
  3. 3. Categorize Your Prayer Requests Write down your prayer petitions. Before you pray, list the appropriate letter designation next to your request. A = Ask S = Seek K = Knock www.ginaduke.com
  4. 4. Should You A, S or K? When determining the appropriate letter designation, review your request, and determine the correct category based upon the following key, which best represents the petition’s circumstances: A = Ask – Completely out of anyone’s control S = Seek – Direction or guidance is needed K = Knock – May require some action on your part www.ginaduke.com
  5. 5. When Do You Simply Ask? If your prayer request is totally out of your hands, all you can do is simply Ask God for help. Some examples of these type of requests may be:  Healing for ourselves or a loved one  Safety during travel or for our military  Freedom from bondage * These are typically the most heart-wrenching requests. www.ginaduke.com
  6. 6. When Do You Seek? If you are praying for guidance or direction, you will need to Seek God’s will. Some ways to do this is to:  Read God’s Word  Consult your spouse or a Christian woman for godly counsel Here are some examples of when you should Seek:  Deciding on a major decision  Experiencing unexpected change * These requests are usually urgent and time-sensitive. www.ginaduke.com
  7. 7. When Should You Knock? If your prayer petition could benefit from some action on your part, be open to God leading you to participate, or “Knock” Note: God can do miraculous things, but for the most part, He will use practical means to accomplish His will, which includes using us. Examples of when to Knock:  Instead of only praying for an impoverished neighbor, give some financial support if led to  Instead of only praying your friend receives Jesus, pray that you will be given the opportunity to share your testimony with her. *These requests will take us out of our comfort zone. www.ginaduke.com
  8. 8. A Chart to Help You A, S, or K! ASK SEEK KNOCK Healing, Divine intervention, Travel Mercy, Deliverance. Use for those times when we are totally helpless; When it is truly out-of-our-hands. When in need of direction, knowledge; At a crossroad, major decision or conflicted; Dealing with others/children problems. When we are in need of godly counsel. Reconciling others; Sharing the gospel and encouragement. Those circumstances where we can be the hands and feet of Jesus. Requires our action. Prayer Petition, Intercession, Fasting, Praying God’s Word Godly counsel from Spouse or Mentors, God’s word Stepping out in faith; Obedience to God’s leading; Reconciling, Sharing Jesus James 5:14-15; Mark 9:25-29; 1 Timothy 2:1; Isaiah 58:6 Proverbs 15:22; Proverbs 11:14; 2 Timothy 3:16; James 1:5; 1 Corinthians 14:35; Titus 2:3-5 Matthew 5:9; Matthew 28:19; Heb 10:24; 12:15; Colossians 4:5; James 1:27 When How Reference www.ginaduke.com
  9. 9. Making Your A, S or K Prayer Plan Once you have made the correct designations for your prayer petitions, then you will want to tweak your requests. To the right of your request, add a more effective prayer thought, based upon what you think God is leading you to do. For example:  Release for my son’s drug problem – fast every Monday, and pray specific scriptures for freedom from bondage over him (in addition to setting up treatment with a professional).  Want to leave my job – discuss with my husband, more Bible reading in order to secure a specific word; wait for God to provide my next opportunity.  Healing for my sister’s depression – send her a weekly card with a new scripture of encouragement; provide her with contact information of a good Christian counselor. * All of these are done along with prayer. www.ginaduke.com
  10. 10. The Prayer Paradigm Shift Remember Prayer is not about just sending up requests. Prayer encompasses your whole relationship with God. You are part of the Kingdom of God, and are commissioned: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19,20 If you really get this revelation about prayer, you will become much more engaged in Christian living and your prayer discipline will become highly effective. God will do great things with you and through you! So don’t forget to Ask, Seek or Knock your prayers! www.ginaduke.com
  11. 11. An Excellent Prayer Resource www.ginaduke.com For more tips like these for enhancing your prayer life, you will want to pick up a copy of my new book coming out November 2013. Go to www.abingdonpress.com to order your copy!

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