Ps. 23 Prayer Exercise (60 MINUTES with Psalm 23 and God)
Good Morning Redeemer Family,
I teach today at Payne Theological Seminary.
This is Day 2 - Friday is the last day.
What a day we had yesterday! One student said that during their praying time God went deep inside them. They said, "God sucker-punched me!" As they said this, they had tears in their eyes. It was good, very good, for them.
This morning, at the beginning of class, I will again give the students my Ps 23 prayer exercise. Here it is if you want to join me and my class today.
Thank you for praying!
Thank you Wed. intercessory group for praying today!
60 MINUTES with Psalm 23 and God (KJV)
John Piippo(johnpiippo.com; email@example.com)
Take 5 minutes to go alone to a quiet place to meet with God. When I dismiss you go quietly – don’t talk with anyone.
Don’t take anything with you except for this piece of paper.
Leave your cell phone in the room.
When you find your quiet place, stay there for 60 minutes.
During this hour keep a spiritual journal. A spiritual journal is a record of God’s voice and activity in your life. When God speaks to you, write it down.
Use Psalm 23 for your meditation. Biblically, to meditate is to ponder something. Meditation is repetitive. Your purpose in this is not to get “sermon material.” Your purpose is not to study Psalm 23. Instead, be studied yourself by the Holy Spirit.
If your mind wanders, write down where it wanders to.
After the half hour return to our meeting place.
Psalm 23 (KJV)
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.