- Start each day with prayer. Find a quiet place and time that works for you with little or no distractions. Start the prayer off with worship and praise for who God is and for the things He has done and is doing in your life. Make your prayer time a high priority.
- Pray with your spouse each day. Share your concerns with each other, but make prayer the majority part of the conversation.
- After you read the Bible, or a devotional, pray about what you just read. Apply what you read by praying about it.
- Write out your prayers. Kinda like journaling. What you just read from the Bible, write out a prayer based on what you read.
- Use the War Room prayer app, which helps you to write out your prayers and if your phone is always with you then so are your prayers. If you don’t use phone apps, then make a prayer list and post that list in a place where you will see it often.
- Pray while driving, or standing in line, or waiting in the car for someone, or on break, or sitting in a doctor’s office. You get the idea.
- Make a prayer list for the week. Create your own. For example:
Sunday: Pray for the worship service
Monday: Pray for your pastor and church families
Tuesday: Pray for members of your family
Wednesday: Pray for church ministries, our purpose, and spiritual growth
Thursday: Pray for unbelievers, newcomers, the needy, the sick, etc.
Friday: Pray for personal needs and pray about your relationship with God
Saturday: Pray for our country, leaders, and the military
- Pray with people; seize the moment. If someone shares a problem with you or they are struggling with something, ask to pray with them right then. End a phone call with prayer. Instead of telling someone, “I’ll be praying for you”, say, “let’s pray together right now.” If possible, ask others to join in on the prayer. And, don’t just ask for prayers requests from people; be sure to ask others to pray for you as well.
- Before you pray for your meal ask those you’re eating with if there is something you can pray for. Encourage your kids to pray so they learn how to pray out loud and get comfortable praying out loud.
- Before you go to bed, pray with your kids and spouse. Make this prayer more about Jesus and His grace, and less about your problems. Express praise and thanks for God’s mercy and blessings toward you that day. By: Pastor Doug Graham – MadeToFish.com