“Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer, that calls me from a world of care.”
How many hurting people did you end up praying for yesterday? Did you find some of them very close to you – maybe even family members? Have you ever thought about how often we treat God like a genie in a bottle that we try to bring out when we need him? The truth is, of course, that he is God not a genie and we need him every second of every day.
We will continue with suggested prayer activities to start your day, during the day, and end your day. Of course you are not restricted to only pray for the items prescribed. Here are the minimum requirements for today:
- Start of Day Requirement: On this second day we are going to start with thanksgiving. Think of the many things you have been blessed with (e.g., salvation, family, friends, and health). It is always good to write or type your thoughts down. Spend some time telling God thanks and demonstrate your gratefulness for God’s faithfulness.
- During the Day Requirement: Pay attention to your emotions during the day. Those moments when you are particularly happy, fearful, hopeful, sad, or angry, take a moment to talk to God about them. Remember that God is interested in all aspects of your life and only seeks your good. So, check in with him to see how he feels about the way you are feeling.
- 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.
Prayer thought for today: If you think you are in too much trouble to pray that’s when you will be in serious trouble!
Throughout the week we will be collecting prayer requests on the blog site. Please use the comments option to leave and review prayer requests.