Steps to having an effective quiet time.

Hello Darlings! Last week, we started looking at the importance of having a quiet time written by my baby, Dorothy Tettey. Today’s post ends the series on Quiet time. I have learnt a lot from these articles and I hope you have as well. I also hope you will incorporate what you have learnt and make your relationship with God better. God is the ultimate and we really need to seek His face before doing anything. It makes life easier. 

Have a good weekend guys and not to worry, we will still see products from Dorothy’s beautiful mind.


Now it’s time to get to the meat of the meal. I have broken the steps into three main categories; prayer, reading of the passage and reflection. Obviously, how you choose to incorporate these steps into your personal time with God is your choice, but this is how I do it.


Jesus taught us how to pray in Matthew 6:9-13 and it is by this skeleton we should base our basic prayers.

  • Begin by thanking God and acknowledging who he is, you can thank him for giving you another day and whatever else you want to thank him for.
  • Pray for God to reveal himself and speaks to you through his word. Psalm 119:18 pray that God opens your eyes to be able to understand what he is saying to you.
  • Pray that he forgives you and helps you to forgive others who may have wronged you.
  • Finally, pray that he keeps you throughout the day or night and for his will to be done in your life.

Reading a passage:

You may find it easier to use a daily devotional or an app that gives you a scripture each day, or you may be lead by the spirit to read a particular passage. Whatever the passage, here is some steps on how to approach it. When I am reading a scripture or passage I like to have many different versions, because sometimes other versions can explain things better or I like to find the original Greek or Hebrew words for better understanding.

Sometimes you may need to read a passage more than once to grasp things better, so read it as many times as possible. Whilst, doing so think about what God is saying to you and how it relates to your life (Ephesians 1:17).


Here are some questions to help guide your reflection:

  • What does the passage teach you about God?
  • Is there a promise you should claim?
  • Is there a curse you need to pray against?
  • Is there a command you need to obey?
  • Is there a prayer point you need to take up?

Finally, write down everything you have learnt because you never know when you will need to come back to it. As an extra, share what you have learnt with someone else, because you never know what your revelation could bring to the life of another, everyone sees things in a different way, and so by everyone sharing their revelations we can all grow. You may even win a new soul for Christ.

  • abey
    June 26, 2015

    Thanks for your insightful series on quiet time,it has been helping me,God bless!

  • Oluwamayowa Depo Oyedokun
    June 26, 2015

    God bless you too darling!

  • frances
    July 19, 2015

    This is amazing.
    Let me add that sharing with others even opens our understanding more and more..for me when I start speaking or writing about it, I see pathways that I have never seen before…its one way by which God opens scriptures to me. the person I am speaking to might think they are getting the rhema, lai lai, I am the one benefiting from the words sef…

    Thanks for this Dorothy. Hope to see more of you here 🙂

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