Prayer and Bible Study Aids
Use C.A.T.S. with the 5 P's to Improve Your Prayer Life
Confession, Adoration, Thanksgiving, and Supplication/Intercession
Get alone, Kneel Down, Out Loud, With a List, Follow the Pattern
Get with God, Spouse, Another Friend
Set a timer. Start with 3:00, then adjust upward as able.
Pray TOWARD the end (Process) vs. FOR the end (Final Product)
7 Up - Daily Devotional Plan
How to have a seven-minute devotional time to start your day.
7 MINUTES TOTAL
Pray and ask God to speak truth into your life.
Read the Scripture of the day from Our Daily Bread (www.odb.org)
Write a lesson or two God reveals in a journal.
Read the “Daily Bread” devotional reading for the day.
Pray for opportunity to live out what you are learning during the day.
Try to develop daily discipline in Bible study for several weeks. Add time as desired and as your thirst grows for God’s Word.
Bible Study Help
Read it through
Think it clear
Write it down
Pray it in
Live it out
Pass it on
Read an entire chapter or book. Context is king.
Use your mind.
Take notes. Be ready to write. Use a journal.
Pray it back to God.
Put it into practice.
Share it. Give it away to others.
Bible Study Help (S.O.A.P. Method)
Find a place in your personal journal to make two columns. On the left column place a date and then list specific requests. Use the right hand column to record answers to prayer. Draw a line through answered prayers and praise God. Keep praying until God answers yes, no, wait, or something else! When your journal is full, write dates of use on the outside cover and start another journal ASAP!