Four Things Before You Pray…

Four Things Before You Pray…

Winfield Bevins

Winfield Bevins

Dr. Winfield Bevins joined Anglican Pastor in August, 2014. He was the founding Rector of Church of the Outer Banks and now serves as Director of Church Planting at Asbury Seminary. He is the author of several books, including Our Common Prayer and Creed. He has a strong passion for planting and remissioning churches. Winfield has trained and coached church planters and pastors across the United States. He speaks at conferences, workshops, and retreats throughout the United States on a variety of topics. He has a Doctorate from Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Winfield lives in Wilmore, Kentucky, with his wife Kay and three children.
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By Winfield BevinsA continuing series on prayer. Click here to view the rest of these reflections. 

Before praying, there are four things that we should take into consideration.

  1. First, schedule a regular prayer time. Find a time everyday to spend in prayer. The important thing is that we should be consistent. The psalmist said that he prayed seven times a day.
  2. Second, choose a private place to pray. A prayer closet could be anywhere as long as it is private. You can use your garage, pantry, front porch, or any other creative place where you can get alone with God. Some people pray while driving in their car and others pray while working-out or running.
  3. Third, try to limit distractions. Don’t pray in the same room that you may watch television or be tempted by other activities.
  4. Lastly, have a prayer list to guide your prayers that includes family, friends, church, etc.  This will ensure that you don’t forget important things to pray for.

winfield_bevinsDr. Winfield Bevins is founding rector of Church of the Outer Banks and Canon for Church Planting for the Diocese of the Carolinas. He is the author of several books, including Our Common Prayer and Creed. 

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