Focused Prayer by Laura

In my early adult years, it became obvious to me that I could not pray for all that God had put on my heart at one time.  The Lord led me to divide the focus of my prayer into the days of the week.  This form has been helpful to me over the years as the Lord teaches me to pray and provides a clear focus for each day.

Daily – urgent requests that require daily attention/immediate family
Sunday – church/pastors/ministries/missionaries
Monday – my husband/my calling/supporters-we raise support/1 on 1 discipling
Tuesday – my children/spouses/grandchildren/my home
Wednesday – extended family (relatives)
Thursday – Christian friends
Friday – the world/our nation/leaders/lost friends
Saturday – schedules/upcoming events
Miscellaneous – sermon notes/quotes/”remember and be blessed”
Journal -prayers/thoughts/conversations with the Lord Most High

Ask the Lord and He will guide you to the form that will help you focus your praying life.  You are His child and He initiates prayer with you!  Your communicating – God knows your language – the language of your heart.  Call to Him –He will answer!  Listen as He tells you great and mighty things which you do not know! (Jeremiah 33:3)

This definition of prayer from Henry Blackaby I find very Biblical and life giving.  Just keep in mind that the form you choose to organize your praying life is not nearly as important as the fellowship with the Lord in prayer.

 “Prayer does not give you spiritual power.  Prayer aligns your life with God so that He chooses to demonstrate His power through you.  The purpose of prayer is not to convince God to change your circumstances but to prepare you to be involved in God’s activity.  The fervent prayer of the people at Pentecost did not induce the Holy Spirit to come upon them.  Prayer brought them to a place where they were ready to participate in the mighty work God had already planned.  Prayer had prepared the disciples for their obedient response.  Prayer is designed to adjust you to God’s will, not to adjust God to your will.”
~~Henry Blackaby

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