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P.R.A.Y. by orchardblog
May 15, 2005, 11:20 pm
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Does anyone remember the song, “Pray” by M.C. Hammer? I hate to admit it, but I really liked that song (even though Hammer’s pants were baggy enough to house a large colony of Smurfs.)

I guess that song is in my head because I’ve been thinking a lot about prayer lately as we’ve been preparing for our new series, Vertical Reality – which btw, began today @ The Orchard.

Today, in both worship gatherings, I threw out a challenge to our church family to take the next seven days and commit to a daily time in prayer using the acrostic P.R.A.Y. (If you missed today, you can download the talk here.) Here’s the “Cliff Notes” version of the acronym:

P = Praise (Express your gratefulness to God – don’t just BE grateful – express it to Him!)
R = Repent (I like the word “confess” better, but that would have ruined the acrostic.)
A = Ask (Asking is good – as long as it’s not all for yourself…)
Y = Yield (Submit your life (100%) to Him. This is the attitude that says, “Not MY will – but YOURS be done.)

Here’s the challenge: Every day this next week, take a few minutes and spend some time in prayer using this acrostic. Keep a notebook of some sort and write down your thoughts/prayers as the correlate with each letter.

This is gonna be good. I’m praying for all of you who made this commitment. I can’t wait to hear what this small step will accomplish in all of our lives.



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