Christian Twelve Steps

STEP 11 - Sought Through Prayer And Meditation On God's Word To Increase Our Fellowship With Him, Praying Continually For The Knowledge Of His Will For Us And The Power Of His Might To Accomplish It.

Once God begins revealing to us what His will for us is in our lives, we must continue to seek His direction and the power needed to carry it out. We will discover, as we practice this Step, how powerfully the Holy Spirit is working in our lives and also, that the "good news of salvation" will have ever increasing reality to us.

God's Direction And Reward
Proverbs 4:20-22 - My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight; keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body.
Psalm 1:1-3 - Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.

Paul's Prayer For Us (Personalize)
Ephesians 3:14-19 - For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that our of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Our Hearts Desire (Given By God)
Psalm 19:14 - May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, 0 Lord, my Rock and Redeemer.
Psalm 40:8 - To do your will, 0 my God, is my desire; your law is within my heart.
Psalm 119:10 & 11 - I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Psalm 143:10 - Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
Matthew 12:50 - For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.

Prayer - In The Closet
Luke 6:12 - One of those days Jesus went out into the hills to pray, and spent the night praying to God.
Matthew 6:5-13 - But when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. This is how you should pray: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
Matthew 7:7 & 8 - Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
John 16:23 & 24 - In that day you will no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

Prayer - In Agreement With Others
Acts 1:14 - They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.
Acts 4:29-31 - Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus. After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
2 Corinthians 10:4 & 5 - The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Matthew 18:18-20 - "I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them.

Prayer - Where, When, Why And How
Ephesians 6:18 - And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
Matthew 26:41 - "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing but the body is weak."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 - Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.