Linda is a lay leader in the catholic Charismatic Renewal in San Jose, CA, involved in writing, teaching, workshops and prayer ministry.
In this book, the author has divided the hour into 12 five-minute segments as shown in the above image. Between the 5 minute segments, you may pray the "Our Father", or another brief prayer of your choice for example: you may recite the "Hail Mary" or pray in tongues at various times through out the hour. Having a set time and place for prayer has positive benefits, whether it is morning, noon or night. Ideally prayer should overflow from that formal time into spontaneous encounters with God all day long, in the context of all activities.
Linda Schubert further encourages us to come to prayer with an attitude of openness and expectancy. Come remembering all the ways God has helped you in the past, and come expecting Him to help you even more in the future. Consider the "Miracle Hour" as an intensely loving "power encounter" with your Heavenly Father. It's a time of cleansing, deeper consecration and growth in understanding of the ways of God. Come accepting and expecting His love. Come prepared to experience His goodness and mercy. Come with a yielded heart that says simply, "Lord, change me." Come to be transformed, loosened up, healed and empowered.
Life is just too short and too precious to waste on empty things. Will you join me today and make a new commitment to be a person of prayer? God will bless you for it. Get a Bible, a notepad, a pen and find a quiet place. Join me now, in an "hour of power" that will change your life.
"Loving Heavenly Father, we ask for a spirit of prayer to come upon us now. Increase our longing for you and our longing for the salvation of people around the world. I pray with the psalmist, "As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the Living God. Where can I go and meet with God? (Psalm 42:1-2) Come Holy Spirit, I want to meet with God. Please teach me how to pray. In Jesus' name. Amen."
Note: If you have been blessed by this method of prayer, you are encouraged to purchase the book online or from your local Christian bookstore.
LET US PRAY!
5 minutes per section