Step One: Pray
1. Confess your sins and believe that you are forgiven
2. Praise Him for who He is
3. Thank Him for all the things He has done for you.
4. Daily alignment prayer (recommended for starting your day)
I put on the mind of Christ.
Your thoughts are my thoughts
Your emotions are my emotions
Your words are my words
Your actions are my actions
I will be obedient to Your will.
Your hope for me
I put on the full armor of God
I buckle the belt of truth around my waist
(Lord, help me to always walk in truth)
I place the breastplate of right living upon my chest.
(Lord, help me to make right choices by Your Word)
I place the Good News of peace upon my feet to help me stand strong
(Lord, help my mind to stay on You—because You are perfect peace)
I will use the shield of faith to combat the plans of the enemy
(Lord, I will stand firm and trust in You)
I wear God’s salvation as my helmet
(Lord, I have assurance that you have redeemed me from my old life of sin)
I will take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God,
with me throughout the day.
(Lord, teach me to apply Your Word to my everyday life)
5. Daily strategic financial prayer
“As I give, I expect good things from God from whom all blessings flow.
I am believing for:
A job or promotion in my job
Raises and bonuses
Sales & commissions
Return on creative/witty ideas
Estates & inheritances
Interest & income
Rebates & returns
Checks in the mail
Gifts & surprises
Bills paid off
Step Two: Praying in the Spirit
If you have been filled with the Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in tongues, please take some time to pray in the Spirit.
Praying in the Spirit (speaking/praying in tongues) is important for many reasons, certainly more than to prove you’ve received the Holy Spirit. It should be a part of everyday life. It is a way to communicate directly from your heart to the Father, bypassing your brain with its doubts and fears. It builds your faith and literally gives you the mind of Christ.
Step Three: Read a daily devotion
Step Four: Journal
You don’t have to be a great writer, perfect speller, or creative thinker to keep a personal journal. Journal writing means that you regularly write down your thoughts and experiences. Ask yourself these questions:
1. How did the Scripture verse relate to me personally?
2. Was there a portion of scripture or a specific word that jumped off the page?
Write down the specifics
3. How will I put the Scripture reading into action for my life?
4. What did God say to me regarding my prayer time?
Write down the specifics