Can you imagine having a close relationship without communication? God in his wisdom instituted prayer and I am so happy he did. We get to talk to the most important being in the entire universe. Our objective this week will be to make prayer feel as much like breathing (natural) as possible.
Throughout the week you will be required to pray to start your day, pray during the day, and pray towards the end of the day. This might appear daunting but it really isn’t. You will be provided with different focus areas for the different time periods. Of course you are not restricted to only pray for the items prescribed. The prescriptions provided each day should be viewed as a minimum requirement. Here are today’s prescriptions:
- Start of Day Requirement: On this first day we are going to start with praise. Think of the most meaningful descriptors of God. Think about the ones that really resonate with you at this moment. Tell God about himself (not because he doesn’t know but because it is essential that you affirm what you know). Your prayer can be something like, “God you are full of Grace and Mercy.” Don’t shortchange yourself in this moment of adoration. Be generous with your praise – when you think you have said enough, think some more.
- During the Day Requirement: Be very aware of the people around you today. There are many people who are hurting. Whenever you detect someone who may not be having the best day, talk to God about it. The conversation should be as natural as talking to a human beside you. Tell God what you sense, ask him to intervene and ask him for wisdom.
- End of Day Requirement: Think about what transpired today and talk to God about it. What went well and what didn’t go so well. Confess your shortcomings and thank him for the power and help he provides. Check to see if any prayer requests have been left on the blog site and pray for them.
Prayer thought for today: God has elected not to do certain things unless we pray!
Throughout the week we will be collecting prayer requests on the blog site. Please use the comments option to leave and review prayer requests.