Trail Guide–Directions for the Journey of a Lifetime IX

REVIEW: Looking Back at Your Third Step on the Trail

Prayer is Important Enough That Jesus Did It

Review these Scriptures and Make Notes about what you read

  •  Matthew 14:23
  •  Mark 1:35
  •  Mark 6:46
  •  Luke 5:16
  • Luke 6:12
  •  Luke 9:18
  •  Luke 9:28
  •  Luke 22:41

Jesus Taught us Many Things About Praying

  •  He taught us to pray at all times and not lose heart (Luke 18.1-8)
  •  He taught us to pray simply and earnestly (Matthew 6.5-13)
  •  He gave us the Holy Spirit to help us pray (Romans 8.26-27)

Using the ACTS acrostic fill in the following in your trail journal

  • A – Adoration
    • Write some words here that you would use to praise the Lord and worship Him.

  • C – Confession
    • Think about words, actions, attitudes, or time when you should have done something but didn’t and confess it to the Lord.

  • T – Thanksgiving
    • Write two or three things here that you are thankful for. Tell God “Thank You” as you pray.

  • S – Supplication
    • Are you aware of something in your life or in someone else’s life that needs to be a matter of prayer?

Something to Consider – Prayer & Quiet Time

Here is a copy of one of the pages I developed for my own quiet time. Feel free to copy it and use it, or take it and change it to fit what you want your quiet time to be.


Quiet Time Journal

Date: _________________ Time: ________________

Location: ____________________________________

Beginning Thoughts and Questions


Scripture Passages


Prayer Time:

My Prayers: ________________________________________


God’s Response: ___________________________________


Things I’m Wrestling with or Wondering About:


Thoughts for Next Quiet Time: ________________________



About bigdbentley

MEET DAVE "BIG D" BENTLEY - A MAN OF MANY HATS I wear a lot of hats in the course of my life. I wear the "husband hat" with my wife, Andie, whom I have been married to for 26 years. I wear the "daddy hat" with my children, Danielle and David, and their spouses, Micah and Tracie. I am privileged to don my "Papa hat" with my two gorgeous grand-daughters, Amaria and Jaydan, and my energetic grandson, Jethro. I wear the "pastor hat" with my church congregation in Wallingford, Vermont. I have served churches in West Virginia, Alabama, Florida and Vermont. In December of last year my wife and I accepted the call to serve in Wallingford, Vermont. In addition to this variety of caps, I am a student, attending Liberty University to receive a Masters in Teaching in Elementary Education as well as secondary Language Arts. My hobbies tend to revolve around my family, so they include, camping, traveling, playing board games, and spending time with them. In addition I enjoy reading, rainy days, listening to and playing worship songs, and cooking.

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