Power Up Your Prayers – Part 2

Hello my dear friend,

I hope you have had fun with your prayer sheet and you have found enjoyment and ease in using it. This week I am going to cover days 2-8. Remember that there are 40.

Day 2- What do YOU want? It is important to know what we want to pray for, be specific in what we pray for, and write it down on our prayer sheet. This helps us remember what we want. It also helps us recognize when we receive it and know that God helped bring it to us!
Luke 18:40-41 And Jesus stood and commanded him to be brought into him: and when he was come near, he asked him, Saying, what wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.

Day 3- Prayer can give you the POWER to knock down walls. If you remember the story about the walls of Jericho, how they came down after the army had circled them for 6 days in a row. Sometimes we need to circle our prayers, repeatedly until the walls come down. What walls are you trying to break down?
Joshua 6:1-20 Is the story of Jericho. I will let you read it on your own.

Day 4- Time your prayers. Set a stopwatch and time your daily prayer. Were you surprised at the length? Was it less than you thought? Try doubling it tomorrow. Is your prayer sheet helping you focus? If you run out of things to pray about, be quiet and still and listen for answers.
Thessalonians 5:16 NIV Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances: for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Day 5- Breathe – Peace, Be Still – Then Pray! Take a moment to be still before you pray. Breathe in “peace”, breathe out “be still”. Repeat 2 more times and then pray.
Mark 4:39 Peace, Be Still.

Day 6- Two Second Prayers. This is called a praying moment and is not to replace your daily prayer. These are those moments of crisis that we need God’s help and we don’t have the time or the opportunity to kneel and pray. These are the “Please help me” moments. These can be big or small moments, God loves us to ask for His help!
Daniel 9:23 NIV As soon as you began to pray, a word went out…

Day 7- Write your prayers. Write your prayers, use a fun color of pen. Write down questions and thoughts. Get a different color of pen and listen for the answers. Try it, this is one of my favorite ways to pray, especially if I am in need of an answer to a prayer.
Habakkuk 2:2 NIV Write down the revelation.

Day 8- Weary God with your prayers. There is a parable in the New Testament about a judge that helped a widow because she kept on asking. Jesus’ response was that if this unworthy man will help her, God will certainly help those that ask over and over. I know that this brings up the “I have been praying for the same thing for years and I have not received an answer”. The author Sheridan’s response to this is to change your prayer, ask if this is something you should be praying for or if there is something that you need to do.

Luke 18:1-8 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a deity a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in the city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of Man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

I hope you have fun trying at least one of these prayer suggestions over the next month. There will be more coming, remember, this is a 40 day challenge broken down into 6 months.

With much Love and Gratitude! Janalee

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