How are you this week? Have you been praying? No? …Kind of? … Not really? Well, there is not better time to start than now. But first, have you made your prayer jar from last week’s print-able? If not, I want to encourage you to do this because there are 35 Bible verses to cut out and put in a jar and for the next 35 days you will be encouraged by scripture to pray and the bible verses will tell you what God says about prayer, and how God says to how to pray. CLICK HERE FOR YOUR PRAYER JAR BIBLE VERSES. Let’s set ourselves up for success. Let’s get strategic.
In the book FERVENT by Priscilla Schirer, she is calling women to be serious, specific, and strategic in regard to their prayer life. This is biblical. God says in Ephesians 6 to pray continuously because our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces in the air and in Jeremiah 29 God says that when we call on Him and pray, He will listen. Ladies, we need to be in prayer for God to hear us and for us to hear Him.
So, with that being said, let’s get strategic!
- This week let’s set a goal regarding your prayer life. (I have done this as well, just to let you know) I want to encourage you to set a certain time to pray, establish a certain place to pray, and set a certain length of time to pray. Maybe you want to write your goal down or tell someone what you are doing so they can keep you accountable.
- You now have your prayer goal. Now what? Start to pray. “How?” you ask. I thought you would never ask. You can start by using the Prayer Strategy I wrote on the Prayer Card I created. Here is a link to my Prayer Card, which was one of last week’s print-ables. CLICK HERE FOR YOUR PRAYER CARD PRINT-ABLE.
- Also, to give you suggestions on how to pray, I heard a wonderful podcast from Jennifer Rothschild on her podcast entitled 4:13 Podcast with Jennifer Rothschild. She was interviewing Sheila Walsh. I want to invite you to listen to this podcast. I have the link below. Sheila has also written a book about prayer and she talks about a wonderfully effective and simple “one-word” and “two-word” prayer you can pray when you just do not know how to pray. This is where I got the one and two-word prayers I put on your prayer card. Thank you, Sheila Walsh!
Ladies, I want to encourage you to print off your color-able print-able for today and while you are listening to this podcast you can color your color-able that tells you that the Lord will hear you when you call on him and pray. May you enjoy listening to Jennifer and Sheila as they talk about prayer and may you continue to be inspired and encouraged to make a prayer goal for yourself and then start praying!
Here is a quote from Sheila to encourage you to keep praying even when it is hard. She says, “Pray hardest when it’s hardest to pray.”
Let’s make prayer a default response to our life circumstances.
Blessings and I will see you next week for talk-able Tuesday,
Here is your Color-able to print off Large – CLICK HERE
Here is your Color-able to print off small – CLICK HERE
Here is Jennifer Rothschild podcast on Prayer – CLICK HERE