Prayer Strength Assessment Tool

As Max Lucado explores in Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer, many of the prayers in the Bible can be distilled to a few clear and memorable lines. A powerful, life-changing conversation with God can begin here:

Father,
you are good.
I need help.
They need help.
Thank you.
In Jesus’ name, amen.

By looking at the pattern of the prayers in Before Amen, we can quickly identify four basic prayer strengths. Prayer strengths are postures—or attitudes—in prayer that we instinctively gravitate toward, postures in which we feel more confident or at least more comfortable. Each of the four strengths corresponds with a core component of the Pocket Prayer.

Worship – You are good.
Trust – I need help.
Compassion – They need help.
Gratitude – Thank you.

To identify your prayer strength and begin to grow in the other core elements of prayer, use this short assessment tool. This is not a scientific assessment and is not intended as a psychological evaluation or diagnosis. Answer each of the following questions with your initial gut reaction.

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