Overcoming Prayer ADHD

It’s audio devo day!

When it comes to spending time in prayer, do you struggle to concentrate? There is real hope for you! In this week’s episode, we discuss strategies for sharpening our focus on God’s voice. Your Abba has something very special, very personal for you today; be expectant as you tune in here:

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Do you have any helpful hints to share, for growing in focus during our prayer and listening times? What has worked best for you?

12 thoughts on “Overcoming Prayer ADHD

  1. Some years ago I personally found the idea of holding (like rosary beans} a loop of interlocked beads divided by large ones. I asked God to Lead me by His spirit and I prayed As He led ,through sections He had designated ie World, Family, Church, personal .There was repentence and accepted forgiveness, but the focus was on Christ and His Spirit’s Leading in All prayers.
    Your comment above has inspired me to find again this resource, Prayer is still totally free but holding something aided me not to be distracted by externals but to remain in the Spirit Led sacred. Blessings! ps I am not a catholic.

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  2. One thing that helped was when I signed up for a prayer chain at church. It was a small church. The obje give was to prayer every hour for 24,hours for one straight week. Being that it was a small church, some had to sign up for two one hour slots. Some even more. I signed up one hour in morning one hour in afternoon. Never had did something like this before.

    I urge every reader to try this. You will be amazed at results. Let your goal be one hour.
    What I learned: the clear distinction between praying with the mind versus praying by the spirit. First couple of days, I remember after ten mins or so running out of things to pray for…at that point I just opened my Bible and began Reading Psalms out loud and walking as I read. God definitely responds to those who are committed to growing in Him in any area.

    First few days, you really get to see and comprehend just how much we use the mind to pray- cause we are thinking about what we are going to pray for before we even begin, and who we are going to pray for…but when you have to pray for one hour straight that lists runs out quickly. And the 45mins left seems like forever.

    But on the third or fourth day, I remember something special happening- the moment when THE MIND TURNED OFF and THE HOLY SPIRIT TURNED ON. It was exactly like turning on/off a light switch. Once the Holy Spirit takes over..your not thinking ..Cause the HOLY SPIRIT is guiding you along and the needs of who and what needs to be prayed for begins to flow out in a constant beautiful flowing stream … there isn’t any looking ay the clock every ten mins. I remember like around day five or six, going over the hour and literally being surprised ‘wow, an hour already!!’ Thank you sister for another great post to help us grow in God.

    One more thing: What helps as well is to begin adding details, specific ones, let the holy spirit guide you .there are no walls, creativity is His. Your circle will begin small, perhaps a few family members, a few neighbors, but your circle will continue to grow..wider, wider, and wider…until God grows and instills the faith in you to enable u to pray for your entire blocks, neighborhood, community, city, from one highway to the other highway, all houses in between, one district, one region, your county, to all counties within your state, to all states within your country, to a continent, to all continents..amen, HALLELUYAH!! God is the glue that holds us together, may HE ADD HIS SUPERNATURAL FIREPOWER TO YOUR PRAYER LIFE IN JESUS NAME TODAY, AMEN.

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      1. No sister, thank you! And let us thank God for without Him none of the work we do would be possible. Just last night I was telling someone about the comment you left that ‘blew my mind!’ It had never occurred to me before. The comment regarding the observation when it comes to giving things out for free ‘that they are not stewarded’ as well as when there is a price. To which my friend replied ‘wow, she had to get that from experience” To which we both said ‘yep’. And furthermore, I know it was God working through you to provide that answer. Because of that answer, I can actually move forward with publishing what I have always wanted to and more importantly in ‘good faith’. Amen, and thank you so much as well. God bless.

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  3. Begin using street numbers, get a map, pray for each street in your neighborhood, pray out loud, pray for public schools, private, for every position within that school, for every floor, for curriculum, pray over every child, every detail of the building, the workers, professional and home life, use directional terms..north south, east, west, utilize longitude, latitude, bodies of water, nature, animals, species, degrees, even numbers, odd numbers, the possibilities are endless..God grant you vision, sight, hearing, and may He fine tune your capacities to pray by the HOLY SPIRIT IN JESUS NAME WE PRAY, AMEN.

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      1. I cannot take credit- ALL the thanks to God for leading me in prayer and providing me the opportunity to grow in faith. A few years ago there was absolutely no way I could pray for an entire city, or state, or a specific region and actually believe it would come to pass. It’s taken a lot of work, a lot of praying, a lot of hands on experience-working one on one with the Holy Ghost. God will equip any sincere heart that is humble and willing to serve.

        + One more thing Id like to share that I hope will open up the doors of HOLY SPIRIT CREATIVITY:

        When praying think in terms of networks. As God grows your faith, networks are important. What kind of network. Think of a mail man. As he comes to your door every day you can pray over them and place a blessing of favor, of grace, of healing, or whatever the Holy Spirit places in your heart… but not merely for him/her.. for that mail man to carry EXACTLY like the mail. And for that blessing to be dispered and shared across and into every home, every street, that he/she goes to, travels upon.

        Think about distribution centers- like main hubs- and their networks and facilities. We can actually go to the Hub, post offices have hubs, then visualize that network that touches every area of our nation and other nations. Truck drivers, the big rigs… place a blessing upon their cargo, and that the blessing be carried on the freeway, every lane of travel, every stop, every street, every company, PLACE A SUPERNATURAL HOLY SPIRIT BLESSING ONBOARD..!! SOMEBODY SAY AMEN! When God started leading the way in this type of prayer.. I was blown away, THANK YOU JESUS!

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