Increasing the Clarity of God’s Voice – Session 3

This is a written outline of the lesson plan.  At the end of this outline is the Audio Summary:


These 3 sessions have been about Prayer and Praying.  About increasing the clarity of God’s voice to us in the flow of our increased clarity of communication with Him.

Tonight praying Paul’s prayer that begins in Colossians 1:9:
“I now ask that You, Father, to fill us with the knowledge of Your will on tonights subject through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives…so that we may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 In turn that we might be strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that we may have great endurance and patience in our daily lives. Father we give joyful thanks to You, because You have qualified us to share in the inheritance of your blood bought people of Your Kingdom of Light. 13 We honor and praise You because You have rescued us from having to stumble around in the darkness that imprisoned us and and gave us no choice.  And brought us into the joy and freedom of Your Kingdom of Light.  Amen.

“Praying Scripture” Principle:

1. New Testament Apostolic Prayers (Link)
2.  The Lord’s Prayer
3. The Psalms (Hebrew Prayer Book)
4.   Personalize the verses
5.   Always see any O.T. verse through the lens of “Jesus”
“As you read, expect at times for people and situations to jump out at you.”

“The Selah” Principle  (similar to “sitting with Jesus, but not 🙂 )

1.  Our ancient Hebrew relatives used “Selah times” (in Psalms) 
 as pauses in formal prayers to reflect and add personalized prayers.
2. Selah moments are when you may expect the Holy Spirit to cause things to occur to you.

“The Wings of a Song” Principle

1.  Choose a worship or praise song
2.  Let the Holy Spirit carry you on the notes and words to a place of His choosing.  Just float with it.

The Kavanah” Principle

1.  Hebrew = “To Bow”
– Metaphor: “To lean (hard) into”
2.   To the Rabbi’s, A prayer was not a prayer unless it was joined with Kavanah
3.   That is why the simplest phrases often carry great power
4.  Without “leaning into the words with heart” they are just empty recitations
and as effective as whistling into the wind.

The Right vs. Wrong” Principle

1.  Many people fail to pray because they don’t think they can “do it right”  Nothing could be
further from the truth.  One size does not fit all.
2.  All houses are the same as far has having roofs, walls, windows, doors, and foundations.
However, there are thousands upon thousands of excellent homes with different designs.
3. Include the basic foundational principles.  Experiment with the “designs” to find what works
best to you.  It matters most that we pray and perceive than it is in “how we get there.”

“What we need to learn most, we already know.”

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Recognizing the Voice of God – Graham Cooke

The voice of God will align with the Gospel (Good News).  He is the ultimate Encourager.  Even in His correction, He fills us with hope.  When Moses experienced the glory of God, the Bible says that God caused His goodness to pass by.  That was Old Testament pre-cross.  How much more now in Jesus.