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Challenge 1: Memorize and send video of you reciting to your triplet.
Jeremiah 29:12-13. "Call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will hear you. You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart."
Challenge 2: 10 minutes of silence and send video about your experience.
Schedule 10-15 minutes of silent sitting before the Lord once or twice this week. Figure out a place and time that will be distraction free.
a) Take only a pen and blank paper. No Bible, phone, sandwich, kids, etc.
b) Sit before the Lord without an agenda. (I guide my mind by praying something like, "Lord, I'm just here to be with You. Lead into prayer or praise as You desire.")
c) If desired, use your paper to write a free-flowing prayer or to write down thoughts that bubble up as you sit, pray, and listen.
d) Allow your inner thoughts and feelings to slow down. Relax and lead the Holy Spirit minister to you.
Your video should be sent any time before your group's scheduled phone call/meeting each week. You may utilize a single video to report on both challenges each week.
Phone call discussion:
a) How did your Bible reading bless or challenge you this week?
b) This week's memory verse links praying with seeking God with our whole heart. How would you compare your prayer life over the last month with its description in the verses? What one step do you think would help you improve your prayer efforts?
c) Pray for one another.