Learn to Pray out Loud
5 simple steps to praying out loud
It happens all the time. Folks are gathered at church, at meals, in someone's house. The leader says, "Would someone like to pray?" An awkward silence follows, as folks direct their gaze somewhere else.
Worse, the leader looks at you directly and says, "Would you open our meeting in prayer?"
When we're not used to praying out loud, that request can feel like an awful moment. But what an honor, to talk to God on behalf of the people around you.
You can do this! You can pray out loud.
It may take a little getting used to, but you can do it.
Most of us weren't taught to pray out loud in public. At most, we might have said our bedtime prayers out loud, in front of mom or dad. Or we might have recited a table blessing in front of the family. But that's about it. Some of us didn't even have that tiny amount of experience.
So it's no wonder we feel awkward when asked to pray out loud in front of others.
But what a great privilege, to be invited to pray.
Praying out loud, on behalf of others, is a very humbling experience that will draw your heart closer to God.
Don't let fear steal that privilege from you.
In this class, we will go over some very simple ways to pray out loud, and you can start by practicing, just you and God.
Then you will discover another good way to practice is to volunteer. Believe it or not, by the time you finish this class, you will be wanting to volunteer, so you can get some experience.
If you would like to learn some very simple ways to practice praying out loud, and walk free of those unspoken fears that everyone shares, there is no better time. Come on in! The water's fine!
When you sign up for this course, you will be invited to join a private Facebook group with other students enrolled in the Adventures with God online courses. I encourage you to take that step. Prayer and spiritual growth can be a very solitary activities. God created us for fellowship. As you share your prayer and spiritual journey with others, you will bless each other.
I look forward to seeing you in the course!
P.S. To learn about other spiritual growth courses as well as monthly and annual membership options, please visit the Adventures with God online school main course page.
Janet Eriksson is a prayer minister, writer, and teacher in the beautiful foothills of Dahlonega, Georgia. She desires to help individuals, families, churches, and communities grow in prayer, intercession, inner healing, inductive Bible study, Bible exploration, biblical languages, and Christian writing.
After serving on a church staff as head intercessor and working at a group home for at-risk teens, Janet now facilitates a community prayer group, serves in the local jail ministry, and coordinates Healing Rooms of Dahlonega. She also actively volunteers with The Center for Inner Healing, Inc.
A course creator and instructor at the Adventures with God Online School, she also writes books and e-books available on Amazon. Janet received her Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. She is a member of the Theta Phi International Theological Honor Society.
Janet enjoys front porch swings, sweet tea, and conversations with friends. She also loves the water - swimming, kayaking, inner tubing, and sailing.
For Janet's resources on prayer, inner healing, biblical studies (including biblical languages and Inductive Bible Study), and Christian writing, please visit her website at Adventures with God. God bless!