Over the past year, God has really been dealing with my heart on prayer. It is the spiritual discipline I struggle with the most. I think sometimes I get so overwhelmed with everything that there is to pray about that I just don’t do it. And sometimes, let’s be honest, praying the same thing day after day can get boring. It becomes routine and not really heartfelt. We all have requests we’ve been believing for a long time for, and sometimes we just lose hope.
“Never stop praying.”
1 Thessalonians 5:17 NLT
I can when I’m in the carpool line. I can pray when I’m loading the dishwasher. I can pray folding laundry. I can always pray. Prayer is simply talking to God. And I’ve come up with a way to make it not seem so overwhelming!
Here is a plan that I’m going to be using to help me pray daily. I wanted to share it with you because I think it will help make our prayer lives much more doable and not so overwhelming. I’m taking each day to pray for something specific. By breaking down my prayers daily, I can focus on certain requests each day and give them the attention they deserve. I will pray for my family each day and add in requests that come up throughout the week. This isn’t something that has to be set in stone, but can be flexible week by week. Here’s my example. I hope that this helps ignite you to pray!
Monday: our church, church staff, leadership, different ministries
Tuesday: our country, our community, safety & protection over our schools
Wednesday: the needs of my loved ones and friends
Thursday: personal needs and requests
Friday: salvation of loved ones/friends
Saturday: reflection and thanks for all He’s done this week
Sunday: day of worship & preparation for new week and requests
So give this a try this week and drop me a comment or message me on social media and tell me how it goes!! I pray that it will make your prayer life seem more doable and that you will find a rythm that works for you!