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7 Keys To Purpose I Week 1: Prayer

Updated: May 19, 2021

Welcome to my new blog Giving Inspiration For Today. To celebrate I'm kicking off with a Purpose series on 7 Keys to Purpose. This will be a 6-week series. Below you will find the 7 Keys and a summary of each week's topic. Week 1 starts now because it's time to open the door with these God-given keys.

Key #1: Prayer

Prayer is an activation tool. When you come to God in prayer you are given faith to move in purpose.

I define prayer as an exchange with our Heavenly Father. Prayer is a time to commune, a time to receive divine insight and instruction from our creator. There are many types of ways to pray with this blog will go into some tips. However, the most important thing is that you learn to be still and open to hearing the calm whisper of the spirit. Prayer should be an intimate time between you and God. When we pray we unlock purpose.

Type of Ways to Pray (Tips)

1. Prayer of Thanks

One of my favorite ways to pray is to come to God with the spirit of gratitude. Thanking him for all of the blessings in your life i.e., for waking you up in the morning, for giving you breath in your lungs, for letting you see a new day, for keeping you safe through the night, for keeping you guarded with angels even when you don't see them, for helping you to get through whatever it is that God has on your plate. When we come to God with a spirit of thanksgiving it blesses the giver and receiver.

2. Prayer Walk

Walking can become more than just physical exercise. It can be a way to calm the mind and come to God in prayer. Personally, taking a prayer walk has become a life-saving thing for me. Whenever I'm frustrated, in need of direction, or just overcome with emotions going on a walk and intentionally seeking God gives me a way to be calm, confident, and have clarity. Often times after that walk I know what to do and the exact next steps to take. A prayer walk is also powerful the closer you can get to nature, whether it's going on a hike, at a park, or my favorite, at the beach. Also, I'm always inspired by those the bible says walked with God Enoch, Noah, and Levi. I believe God wants to add your name to the list of those who walked closely with him.

3. Prayer Journaling

This is one of my favorite ways to pray. This is where you go to God with just a pen and paper to reveal what's on your