Answer  Rate each statement as to its truth in your prayer life:  2 = Frequently, 1 = Sometimes, 0 = Seldom or Never
  1. It helps me to stay focused in my praying when I am reading or reciting an already written prayer.
  2. I view the words I pray are not as important as cultivating a quiet and abiding heart attitude.
  3. I feel uncomfortable using formulaic or written prayers in my praying.
  4. I feel my best praying is when I am engaged in deep intercession for a specific person, situation or nation.
  5. My faith is strengthened through praying Scriptural prayers and/or prayers of the historic church.
  6. My prayers are silent or whispered prayers rather than spoken out loud.
  7. My prayers might be termed more conversational than formalized or ritualistic.
  8. A message or book on the topic “The Ministry of Intercessory Prayer” would appeal to me.
  9. I tend to adhere to a regular daily schedule of one or more set times of prayer.
  10. My praying is as much listening as it is saying or asking for something.
  11. My praying takes place throughout the day in spontaneous conversations with God.
  12. I pray for the governmental leaders of my local vicinity, state and/or nation.
  13. Books containing time-honored prayers like the “Book of Common Prayer” are appealing to me.
  14. I rely on worship music to help me enter into and become aware of God’s presence.
  15. My prayers are short and to the point.
  16. I craft prayers that I use for people and situations that require persistent prayer.
  17. I use the Lord’s Prayer or other memorized prayers and scriptures when I pray.
  18. I feel closest to God when I am sitting in His presence in silence and my whole being is centered in Him.
  19. I struggle with having a regularly scheduled prayer time and praying for an extended period of time.
  20. I pray for one or more nations, other than the U.S.,  that God has laid upon my heart.
  21. I view Worship as an integral aspect of prayer and I incorporate worship music in my private times of prayer.
  22.  I consider God’s nearness to be one of the most important elements of my prayer life.
  23. A message or book on “How to Pray Through Out the Day” would appeal to me.
  24. I feel as though God has called me to be a “watchman” to wait upon Him and pray for the things He puts upon my heart.
  25. I rely upon prayer lists to help me focus and pray effectively for the people and things that are important to me.
  26. I view an extended uninterrupted time to just sit quietly and “be” with God as an ideal prayer time.
  27. I find myself praying throughout the day while engaged in other activities.
  28. I use a prayer list to pray for people in my life for God’s blessing, protection, healing, breakthrough and/or salvation.
  29. I value being in a church environment with familiar religious symbols (crosses, banners, pictures, stained glass) because it helps me to pray. 
  30. Prayer that incorporates major times of solitude and silence is absolutely essential for me.
  31. I pray immediately when faced with a challenging situation or when I hear about someone else’s dire need.
  32. At times during my prayers I find myself pronouncing prophetic proclamations of God’s intentions over certain people or situations.
  33. Using familiar rituals, traditions and liturgies are an important part of my personal prayer life.
  34. A message or book on the topic “Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening” would appeal to me.
  35. I feel closest to God when I am responding to the leading of His Holy Spirit and praying spontaneously.
  36. Prayer is especially meaningful to me when it is done with others in a church setting.
  37. During my prayer times I find myself engaging in spiritual warfare over an issue.
  38. I identify more with Mary who chose to sit at Jesus feet than Martha who was busy with tasks.
  39. My best praying is done when I feel inspired or moved upon by the Holy Spirit.
  40. Adoration, repentance and casting my burdens on the Lord are an integral part of my entering into an effective time of prayer.

Prayer Pathways Assessment Scoring

You can now tally your score to determine your primary and secondary Prayer Pathways.        
Using your answers enter the number (0, 1, or 2) which you chose for your answer for each Question    
  Structured Contemplative Spontaneous Intercessory        
Questions: Q #s Q1 = Q2 = Q3 = Q4 =        
  Q5 = Q6 =  Q7 = Q8 =        
  Q9 = Q10 = Q11 = Q12 =        
  Q13 = Q14 = Q15 = Q16 =        
  Q17 = Q18 = Q19 = Q20 =        
  Q21 = Q22 = Q23 = Q24 =        
  Q25 = Q26 = Q27 = Q28 =        
  Q29= Q30 = Q31 = Q32 =        
  Q33 = Q34 = Q35 = Q36 =        
  Q37 = Q38 = Q39 = Q40 =        
My Primary Pathway is (Highest Score):   ____________________          
My Secondary Pathway is (Second Highest Score: ____________________        
The STRUCTURED Prayer Pathway is marked by establishing an ordered life of prayer through a commitment to set times 
and consistent practices that draw upon both scriptural and time honored historical/liturgical methods/approaches of prayer.  
  Examples: Daniel, David & the Apostles          
The CONTEMPLATIVE Prayer Pathway is marked by waiting and listening in God’s presence in silence     
while centering one’s attention fully upon Him.            
  Examples:  Abraham & Isaac, Hannah, Mary the mother of Jesus, Anna & Simeon      
The SPONTANEOUS Prayer Pathway is marked by a predominately ongoing responsiveness to the Holy Spirit throughout the day 
and informal conversation with God free from formulaic or ritualized approaches to prayer.      
  Examples: Elijah, Nehemiah & Steven          
The INTERCESSORY Prayer Pathway is marked by maintaining daily intercession times to pray for God’s will to be enacted 
in the earth and to be initiated and directed by the Holy Spirit utilizing prophetic proclamation and spiritual warfare.  
  Examples:  Moses, Samuel, the Prophets Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, & the Apostle Paul    

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