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Devotional Time

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by TCGreek, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. TCGreek

    TCGreek New Member

    Sep 12, 2006
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    As a pastor, Do you have a devotional time, a time with just you and your God and no outside distraction, not for your sermon preparation, but a time for introspection and spiritual growth? If you have such a time, how do you spend it?
  2. John of Japan

    John of Japan Well-Known Member
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    Sep 22, 2005
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    Yes. Every morning I read four chapters in the Bible, pray for everyone I know, and translate two verses from the Greek into Japanese. That last may take up to 15 minutes just for my rough draft if they are difficult verses, but it is a great blessing (as are the first two stages).

    Every morning my wife and I divide a stack of missionary prayer cards and pray for missionaries. Then we each have our own Bible reading. I usually read a short passage from an OT poetic book.

    I also highly recommend family devotions. The wife and I read a chapter from the Word every morning, read "Our Daily Bread," sing a hymn and then pray together. What a blessing!

    I don't know how I could get through the day without these times with the Lord.
  3. Jim1999

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    Aug 10, 2002
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    I meet each morning at 5:AM with my Lord and an open Bible. I read a few select verses, and let them speak to me quite apart from what I have studied. My prayer time is personal and I do not include others needs. This is my personal time. Sometimes I just stand and stare out the window, contemplating what shape my life should take. As my statement says, "......sometimes we leave our prayer before the Lord has time to speak...."