Power Up Your Prayers – Part 3

Hello my dear friend,

Today we will address days 9-16 of Power Up Your Prayers. I am going to jump right in.
Day 9- Plant a Seed Praying is like planting a seed which needs water, weeding and sometimes takes a while before it sprouts. We cannot make the seed grow, we can only plant and care for it. God makes it grow.

It is the same with our prayers. By praying for it, you are planting. By continuing to pray and having faith, you are watering it. By following inspiration on what to do to help bring it to pass, you are weeding. After some consistency and time, you can see the growth.
Plant a prayer seed today.
Matthew 17:20 If you have faith as small as a mustard seed…

Day 10- Sacrament – A Time for Weekly Prayer If the Sacrament is part of your Sabbath then you can add this practice. This is a great time to meditate and pray about your thoughts of Jesus.
Matthew 12:12 Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath days.

Day 11- Freely Receive and Freely Give Be open to being prayed for, anytime and especially in times of need. Be open to praying for others, and be mindful of when you say you will pray for them that you actually do. You can add them to your prayer sheet to help you to remember.
Matthew 10:8 Freely ye have received, freely give.

Day 12- Prayer Positions Try a different position when you pray. I have become pretty creative where I pray since I pray by myself and I don’t want to be interrupted. I have also become more creative with my position. I pray a lot in my car, my closet, the shower, my offices, in my bed laying down or in a child pose position. My new favorite is sitting with my hands open in my lap and my head slightly raised towards Heaven. I feel more open and receiving in this position. I will meditate in this position which prepares me for my prayer. Try some different positions and see if you find one that you enjoy!
1 Timothy 2:8 NIV Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.

Day 13- Loving My Neighbor Do you know your neighbors enough to love them? Or do you actually need to love them to pray for them? In praying for them you are reflecting God’s love to them. What a beautiful gift we can share with our neighbors.
Matthew 22:39 Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

Day 14- Honor Your Parents I am blessed to have a wonderful relationship with my parents. I also am aware of many that do not. Praying for them is a safe way to honor them whatever relationship you have with them. My parents are a part of my daily prayers.
Matthew 15:4 Honor thy father and mother.

Day 15- Prayer for Healing Some people need a lot of prayers in this area, especially when you know many that are having several difficulties all at once or long drawn-out illnesses. Sometimes this makes me feel helpless, but it also makes me feel hopeful since God is all knowing and loving. Also, when we take the time to pray for them, they can feel our love as well as God’s love which can give them added strength. When I ask who I need to pray for, I am inspired with names throughout my day. I love praying for those I know who are in need of a prayer.
Matthew 25:36 I was sick and ye visited me.

Day 16- Have you felt Despitefully Used? It is easy for me to pray for those I appreciate and who are kind to me. It is much more difficult for me to pray for those I feel have hurt or used me. In these cases, I start by praying to see this person how God sees them, and then ask to be able to forgive them and then love them. That one sentence is quite a process and sometimes has taken years! But it has been worth it in the end. To be able to think of them with love in my heart is worth the time and effort spent.
Matthew 5:44 Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

I wish you the very best as you try some of these suggestions over the next month.
Much Love and Gratitude, Janalee

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