Scheduled and Spontaneous Prayer

Here are some notes and audio recording of the 2nd week of our prayer course.  Praying this helps you put together your battle plan!

Key Points:

  1. For what would you like to be known to be devoted?  For what would God say you are devoted?
  2. The more we prioritize scheduled times of prayer, the more often we will gravitate towards spontaneous times of prayer.
  3. Jesus is your prayer partner (Heb. 7:25)!
  4. We can learn from biblical examples of scheduled times of prayer in the lives of Nehemiah (Neh. 1:3-5), Daniel (Dan. 6:10-11), and Jesus (Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12; Matt. 14:23; Luke 22:39-41).
  5. Out of all the things the disciples saw Jesus do, they asked him to teach them how to pray (Luke 11:1; Matt. 6:5-8).
  6. Most things happen in our life because we put a place and a time on our calendar.
  7. There are certain times of the day in which you are less distracted or more alert.
  8. There are certain places in your routine that are less cluttered and more focused.
  9. You can pray anytime, anywhere, about anything, but you can pray better at certain times in certain places about certain things.
  10. Pray without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17).
  11. When I prioritize prayer at certain times, it becomes more habitual all the time.
  12. Relationships need longer times of communication in order to endure during shorter times of communication.
  13. When we have longer scheduled times of prayer with God, it makes the spontaneous times of prayer with God come more naturally.


This audio is the beginning section of North Side’s course The Battle Plan for Prayer Bible Study.  This is my introduction to the topic before we get into the video content and the workbook.