Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | July 21, 2016

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July 21“Pray continually.”  I Thessalonians 5:17 (NIV)

We all agree that prayer is an important part of our Christian walk. However even with the best intentions prayer can sometimes get moved to the bottom of the list or sometimes off the list completely.  There was a time when I knew my prayer life was suffering, yet 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says “pray continually.”   I was hardly praying at all, let alone continually.  So I got a little creative.  Here are some of the things I did to recharge my prayer time.  I still use several of these methods today:

    • Prayer Journaling-You can use a binder, a small notebook or even a pack of index cards. A binder can be divided into sections with daily, weekly or monthly prayer needs.  You can use a small notebook to simply write out your prayers to God.  Or tuck a stack of index cards in your Bible with a different list of people and prayer needs for each day of the week.
    • Out and About Praying-This is just praying in the car while you are driving throughout the day. You can incorporate daily prayer lists if you want or just pray for what comes to mind.
    • Walk the Dog Praying- When the dog needs to go out, I take him and  pray while I wait.  If I need a longer prayer time, I’ll take him for a short walk.
    • Chore Prayers- Doing household chores are good times to pray.  Folding laundry, sweeping, dusting, are all perfect times to pray. Our hands are busy, but our mouths are free to talk to God.

Remember we can pray anytime, anywhere, and anyway. Start small. The key to maintaining our prayer life is to find something that will work for us.

“Lord, thank You that we can communicate with You directly through prayer. Help us to keep prayer at the top of our list for the day.”

For His Glory,

Josey Bozzo
TRBC Women’s Life

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