Prayer is an important part of your spiritual walk with God.
Just like you talk to your friends to build a relationship and know more about them you need to do the same with God. Sometimes you may think it’s hard to pray or you don’t know what to pray for. Let me tell you that you can talk to God about anything at any time.
Some people think that prayer is only for when you have a decision to make or something major happening in your life. I used to think like that too. Over time I have come to realize the truth is you need to pray all the time. Even if nothing major is happening. You need to have that connection with God. Prayer changes you. It sure has changed me.
I remember when the movie War Room came out. I went to watch it let me just tell you that it changed my perspective on prayer. Prayer is a powerful weapon! It’s meant to be used for so many different things. God is listening to you. Even if you can’t find the words to say He knows your heart. He wants you to talk with Him on a daily basis.
One of my favorite Scripture Verse is:
“Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath.” Psalm 116:2
I love this verse in Psalms because I want it to be my prayer. God always bends down to listen to us. He is never too busy and never gets bored. My response should be to pray and talk with Him as long as I am breathing and have breath in my lungs.
Another verse I love is:
“Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.” Philippians 4:6
Both of these verses have a great message. The second verse really hit me hard one day. It’s a long story so I’ll save it for another post but to sum it up I’d just say that I’m still learning. Praying about everything instead of worrying is learning curve and takes time. I’m still trying to get the hang of it. I’m so thankful that I can tell God everything. Some thing that I have been doing lately is using a prayer journal. I encourage you as well to start one. Write down your prayer requests. Write down what’s on your heart.
Not sure how to get started? Here are a few ideas of what I do in my prayer journal. Remember there is no right or wrong way to use a prayer journal. Be creative and make it your own.
1. Write a master list.
Write down the names of all the people you want to pray for. I am still adding to my list as I meet new people. You could write down the names of every single person you knew if you wanted to. 😀
2. Write down specific prayers for certain people.
For example, mother, father, sister, brother, grandma, grandpa, spouse, etc. I sometimes even write out prayers for someone who is on my heart because Jesus prompted me to pray for them. I find writing out a prayer while I am praying helps me to focus on them. 😉
3. Keep a place to write down the prayer requests that others ask you to pray for.
Most of my friends know that I am prayer warrior. They ask me all the time to pray for specific needs. I like to write them down so I can remember to pray for them. This probably is one of my favorite ways to pray. I love the idea of interceding in prayer on behalf of others. I consider it a privilege and honor. ❤
4. Write down your own prayers. What is on your heart. What you are feeling.
This is kinda like journaling and writing a letter all at the same time. Consider it your letter to God. I tend to write what is on my heart. Sometimes I find writing is easier than speaking for me. This way I can get all my feelings out of what in on my heart that I need to take to my Father who loves me. Just be honest and real and let your heart speak and pour out. 🙂
I hope this post encourages you to seek a prayer life. I promise you that it will help you in your walk with Christ. It has really changed me and I hope it will change you too.
As I end this post I just want you to know that I pray for each and every one that reads my blog. I pray that God will use me and my posts to encourage you. I pray that He will help you get through whatever you may be facing. He is the only one that will ever love you unconditionally.
If you have a prayer request that you would like me to pray for don’t hesitate to send me a message or leave a comment. I consider it a honor and privilege to be able to pray for you.
Grace Mae ❤